Alan G. Hack 1923 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Alan G. Hack Jr., 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Hack died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence following complications from Parkinson’s disease.He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Shamokin, Pa., the son of Alan Grover Sr. and Luella Derby Hack. Mr. Hack graduated from Shamokin High School in 1940. In 1948, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in commerce and finance administration. He and his family moved to Lawrence in 1951.Mr. Hack served in the U.S. 13th Army Airborne Division as Military Police Platoon. He also served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a technical sergeant in Auxerre, France.Mr. Hack was a life insurance broker from 1948 to 1950 in Stillwater, Okla., with College Life Insurance Company of America. From 1950 to 1971, he was 50 percent owner and manager of The University Shop in Lawrence with his brother-in-law. He then became a bank officer with Lawrence National Bank and Trust Company from 1971 to 1981. There he was elected vice president in 1971, senior vice president in 1975 and president in 1978. From 1981 to 1987 he was the executive vice president and corporate treasurer for Brock Hotel Corporation in Dallas. In semi-retirement from 1987 to 1988 he worked at Calvin, Eddy & Kappelman Real Estate, and from 1988 to 1991 at Campbell-Becker Inc., a venture capital management company. At Penn State, he was the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity president, Lion’s Paw vice president, and Tribunal vice president. He was also involved in Parma Nous, Delta Sigma Pi, IFC, Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Penn State varsity golf team and the NCAA Golf Championship in 1948. Mr. Hack was a golf club champion at Shamokin Country Club and at Lawrence Country Club. He was a former Lawrence city golf champion. He had two holes-in-one and a double eagle at age 12. His community activities included: moderator, trustee and senior deacon at Plymouth Congregational Church; chapter adviser of Sigma Alpha Epsilon from 1951 to 1966; United Way Drive chairman in 1968 and United Way president in 1970; Kiwanis Family of the Year in 1972; founding director of Achievement Place for Girls in 1973; president of Lawrence Chamber of Commerce from 1975-1976; Warm Hearts President in 1987; Baker University Achievement in Business Award winner in 1995; Kiwanis Substantial Citizen Award winner in 1996; Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Award winner in 1999; Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award winner in 1999; and the CornerBank Community Cornerstone Award winner in 2005. He married Julie Seashore on Jan. 24, 1947, in State College, Pa. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include three sons, Alan G. III and wife Sue, Lawrence, Bill and wife Michelle, Lawrence, and Chris and wife Dana, Greer, S.C.; a daughter, Cary Danielson Pandzik and husband Mike, Lenexa; one brother-in-law, Ken Whitenight, Lawrence; one sister, Louise Stump, Pensacola, Fla.; and nine grandchildren, Eric and Julie Danielson, and Brian, Anne, Wilson, Weston, Hudson, Bailey and Reagan Hack. Great-grandchildren include Hank and Josie Danielson. Mr. Hack was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William; and a sister, Ethel Hack Whitenight. The family suggests memorials to the Warm Hearts of Douglas County or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Hack.