Wellsville, NY – Alan James Hanchett, 90, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1933, at home on Hanover Street, the son of the late Clarence G. and Rhea (Marsh) Hanchett. On November 13, 1953, he married Doris R. Wheat, who predeceased him on February 15, 2007.
Al was a 1952 graduate of Wellsville High School. Upon graduating he enlisted with the U.S. Navy and served from 1952 -1956 as a Radar Technician. After his honorable discharge he found his career at Worthington Corporation, where he worked his way up to Purchasing Agent, a position he held from 1963 – 1995, retiring from Dresser-Rand in June of 1995. During his employment, he continued his education at Alfred State College, graduating in 1971 with an associate degree in business administration. Outside of his work, he was a member of the Macedonia Lodge #258 F&AM (since 1970), and the Bolivar Chapter 280 RAM. He was a life member, and past president, of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and member of the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702.
He is survived by son, Edward (Sharon) Hanchett of Pittsford; daughter, Pamela L. France of Wellsville; grandchildren, Christopher (Margaret) Hanchett of East Rochester, Laura (James) Cologgi of Penfield, Ashley France and Jennifer France, both of Wellsville; 5 great-grandchildren; special friend, Nancy Blackman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and wife of 53 years, he was predeceased by: siblings, Clarence G. Hanchett Jr. and Betty Jean Windus.
Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 am in the Wellsville Bible Church, 2908 Andover Road in Wellsville. Alan donated his body to the University of Buffalo for medical research. A burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will be planned later.
Please consider memorial donations to The David A. Howe Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 37 S. Main Street, Wellsville NY 14895.
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