Clarence C. Hanson died April 3, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Hanson was born in Akron on April 1, 1918, to George and Opal Hanson.
His wife of 66 years, Carol Hanson, and his brother, Robert Hanson, preceded him in death. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Joan and Joe Selden of Hudson; grandson and his wife Brian and Nicole Selden of Los Altos, Calif; granddaughter and her husband Beth and Gregory Matyja of Hudson; and four great-grandchildren Catherine and John Selden and Sarah and Matthew Matyja.
Mr. Hanson was a 1936 graduate of Parma High School and attended Case and Johns Hopkins Universities with a major in mechanical engineering. After many corporate moves, he retired as an executive of Ajax Magnethermic, Warren, where he worked for more than 25 years. His career in the induction heating industry started with the TOCCO division of Ohio Crankshaft in Cleveland and Westinghouse Electric in Baltimore.
He was an elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren. In addition, he was a 32nd Degree Mason in Warren and a Shriner in Youngstown. He was a leader in his community where he served as president of Warren's YMCA Board, the Trumbull County Manufacturing Association and the Trumbull County Library Association. After adding new jobs in Kentucky, he became a Kentucky Colonel.
His hobbies included golfing, piloting small planes, sailing on Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., making woodworking projects for family and friends and playing bridge. Most recently he resided in the Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. April 12 at the First Congregational Church in Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning NW, Warren, Ohio 44483 or the First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47 Aurora St. Hudson, Ohio 44236. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home.