Edward J. Hanic

Edward J. Hanic, 95, passed away peacefully March 1. Ed was born in Barberton where he was a life resident and the owner of Hanic’s Café for 75 years. He was a proud Marine Corp Veteran having served in WWII and was a member of the former Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Ed was an aviator, owning multiple airplanes and enjoyed flying. He was a legend to all who knew and loved him in the Barberton Community. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia; and son Michael; He is survived by his son Ed (Donna); daughter Trish Jackson; grandchildren Amanda (Joe) Martucci, Chris (Kevie) Simon, Elise (Tony) Naso, Ed Jr. (Marina) Hanic and Ben (Elena) Hanic; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Joan Whitaker; and cousin Kathy Birli-Green. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, March 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the Silva Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Social Distancing and masks required. Private Funeral Service and burial on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1263 Shannon Ave., Norton, OH 44203. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.silva-hostetler.com 330-825-8700.

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  1. Don Forrester on March 27, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Regards to your family and friends. I used to be best friends with Mike before he passed. I used to come home on leave from the Navy. Ed always welcomed me home with a handshake and big smile. Truly a Legend… He will be missed.



  2. Tonya on March 24, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    I thought of you often and YOU were a legend . You were friends with my Grandfather Tippy. Both of you are wonderful men.



  3. Kevin Weltzien on March 7, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Remembering Hanic’s Cafe friday fish fry cooked by Opal, after a week of flying at Skypark. RIP Ed may God’s grace be with the family.



  4. Diana (Dean) Munro on March 6, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family, all his friends and patrons. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Ed was more than a friend to so many. He will be sorely missed.



  5. Patti (Spry)Laughman on March 4, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    what a terrible loss for all, family and friends. however, a wonderful gain for the loved ones that proceeded him and have been waiting for Ed. Ed has always had a heart of gold and will be missed by all. FLY HIGH FRIEND, until we meet again, and give Michael a big hug for me. RIP!



  6. Patti (Spry)Laughman on March 3, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    such a great loss for all, but a terrific gain to those that have been patiently awaiting his arrival, like his wife and son. Ed will be missed by by so many, friends and family, i feel blessed to have been one of them. prayers to all. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND, until we meet again. give Michael a big hug for me.



  7. Patti (Spry)Laughman on March 3, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    such a great loss for all, but a terrific gain to those that have been patiently awaiting his arrival, like his wife and son. Ed will be missed by by so many, friends and family, i feel blessed to have been one of them. prayers to all. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND, until we meet again.



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