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James W. Hanawalt

June 19, 1930 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 90)


DOYLESTOWN – James W. Hanawalt, age 90, passed away on January 31, 2021.

Born on June 19, 1930 in Mogadore, OH to the late Ross and Gladys (Wickes) Hanawalt, James was a life resident of Doylestown. In September of 1955, he married Alice Whitman. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was a devoted family man who loved spending his summers camping and was an avid gardener and woodworker. He could often be found in his workshop or his garage, where he enjoyed rebuilding two Model A cars during his retirement of 32 years. James retired from Lockheed-Martin, formerly Goodyear Aerospace, after many years of service.  He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rubber City Model A Club, and a Korean War vet member of the Doylestown American Legion Post #407.  He was known for his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice; children, Mark Hanawalt of Doylestown, Denise Sebrell (fiancé, Harry Bindreiter) of Green, Keith (Deb) Hanawalt of Doylestown, Kathy (Bruce) Raudabaugh of Eastlake, OH; grandchildren, Nicci (Eric) Chojnacki, Meagan (Michael) Poole, Sarah Sebrell, Cory (Katy) Hanawalt, Chelsea (Ben) Walker, Brian (Whitney) Raudabaugh; four great grandchildren and two on the way; sister, Marie Bower; and many friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.

James is reunited with infant son, daughter, and granddaughter; sisters, Marjorie “Pudge” Aberegg, Carol Osborne; brother, Ross Hanawalt.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Burial with Military Honors followed at the church cemetery.  Memorials to honor James may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 169 W. Clinton St., Doylestown, OH, 44230.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

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169 W. Clinton Rd., Doylestown OH 44230

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