John resided at Nouasseur off and on from 1952 to 1957. He attended 12th grade and graduated with the Class of 1953. He attended the University of Maryland in Munich in 1954.
Bob Michael '54 sent in the following on May 15, 2001:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death yesterday morning of our good friend John Hannon ('53). John had been sharing my home in Boulder, Colorado since his retirement 3 years ago from E-Systems in Greenville, Texas.

Yesterday we had breakfast and started a beautiful day by flying a couple of antique airplanes about 40 miles up to Ft. Collins. John took some pictures of me flying the Waco. We landed in a beautiful grass runway. Afterward we chatted about the great flight we had just made. I took his picture standing by my Waco. Shortly after that we found him on the ground where he had fallen.

Gerald Gates, a mutual friend, and I gave CPR until the paramedics arrived. He never recovered and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Hawaiians have a word, Kopono. It means lifelong friend. I will miss John terribly. There will be a memorial gathering of the friends of John Hannon at my home on June 23 at 2 PM to celebrate John's life and memories.
The last picture of John taken 10 minutes before he died. He had flown a
Luscombe from Longmont CO to Ft. Collins. -- Courtesy of Bob Michael '54
There is some bio info on John in his record in the Student/Faculty Database.

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