James Alfred “Pop” Hance, Jr., 84, of Fairfield, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born January 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late James A. Hance Sr. and the late Dorothy (Dean) Hance. He was the husband of Sharon A. (Alwine) Hance, to whom he was married 16 years. He was predeceased by his first wife, the late JoAnn (Cook) Hance, who died in 1998.
Jim was the proud owner of The Carriage House Restaurant in Emmitsburg and Gentleman Jim’s Restaurant in Rockville, MD. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg and the Emmitsburg Lions Club. He enjoyed playing golf, his vacation time at Myrtle Beach, and spending time with his family. He was an avid fan of the Washington Nationals and the Washington Redskins.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Sharon, are his children, Jim Hance and wife, Joan of NJ, John Hance of Harrisburg, PA, Joe Hance and wife, Donna of Gaithersburg, MD, Jodi Whalen of Germantown, MD, Jean Marie Havens and husband, Dan of NC; sister, Patricia Houck of Annapolis, MD; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sons; William T. Hance, and Robert F. “Reds” Hance; and one sibling, Sister Barbara Hance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD with the Rev. Martin McGeough, C.M. as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fairfield, PA. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or to the Emmitsburg Lions Club, P.O. Box 1182, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
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