Charles J. Hanson 84, died Sunday at Christiana Hospital. The Wilmington native was a graduate of Conrad High School and a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Jay was a Master Plumber and member of Local #74, and the P.A.C.A. of Wilmington. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Lafayette Lodge 14.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frances Denney Hanson and Thornley E. Hanson: his wife, Joyce Yearsley Hanson; his sister, Helen and his brothers, Donald and Alan and Jan Russell (daughter).

He is survived by Kim Westberg (Dave), Jay Berg, Lyn Snyder (Bob Pietuszka), Sue Ewald (Warren Gifford) and grandchildren James Jeppeson II (Brina), Carly Ewald, Julianna Ewald (Adan Barnard), Dawn Gorski, Great grandchildren, Taylor and Madison and his siblings: Louise Canning, Francis Hanson, Wayne Hanson.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Tributes, PO Box 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.