Leo Joseph Hanes 1940-2023


It is with heavy heart, sadness and also wonderful memories that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grand-father, and friend, Leo Joseph Hanes.

Leo Joseph Hanes
Leo Joseph Hanes

Leo passed away September 16, 2023 at his home in Shippensburg, PA following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Leo was born November 27, 1940 to Leo W. Hanes and Veronica Kostecki Hanes in the St. Joseph Benedictine Monastery in St. Marys, PA as the local hospital was closed due to a fire.

Leo attended Emporium schools and graduated from the Cameron County High School in 1958. Following his graduation, Leo served in the Navy stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. It was then that Leo became interested in electronics.

Leo obtained his degrees in electrical engineering in Chicago and Rochester, New York. He spent his entire career of 37 years with Xerox in Rochester, New York.

When Leo retired in the year 2000, he moved back to his hometown of Emporium, PA. Leo often said that he could not have grown up in a better place.

Leo participated in many sports over the years including football, basketball, baseball, golf, and bowling. Most of all, Leo enjoyed Penn State sports and Steelers football.

Leo will always be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ethel Dolaway Hanes; his biological family, Terri (Don), Julie (Clint), and grandsons Kevin and Jake. And he will be lovingly remembered by his special step-family, Maryann, Shelly, his son-in-law “Bestest Buddy” Brian and granddaughters, Talia and Michaela. Leo will also be remembered by his in-laws, Gloria and Neil, and Herb, and Patty and also many friends and extended family.

Leo’s family has honored his wishes to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the area of his hometown where he spent so many happy years.

There will be no viewing and no funeral also honoring Leo’s wishes. His family will have a private memorial at their discretion.

Memorials may be made to the Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

Leo’s arrangements have been entrusted to Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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