Hanrahan, James "Jim" A.

Sir Mick Jagger once sang, “you can’t always get what you want.“  This proved true on March 12, 2015, when we lost a great man, James “Jim” Hanrahan.  He passed away in Plano, TX due to complications following COPD at the age of 72.

Jim was born on July 21, 1942 in Green Bay, WI to Robert Hanrahan and Jean Karnas (née Boyden). He graduated from West High School in 1960, and the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Pharmacy in 1965. In 1973 he married the love of his life, Jean Haven. They celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary just prior to his passing. Jim worked as a pharmacist for many years in the Green Bay area.  In 2011 he and Jean retired to Carrollton, TX, to escape the Wisconsin winters and care for their grandchildren.

To know Jim was to know his wicked sense of humor.  His ability to make people laugh (and laugh at himself) was one of his greatest attributes.  He was an avid music fan, especially when it came to The Rolling Stones.  He and Jean traveled many places in the world over the years to see them in concert.  Cars were a lifelong passion of Jim‘s.  For over 30 years he and Jean ventured to Indianapolis to attend the Indy 500 with family and friends.  Above all, he loved his family very dearly, and was an exceptional husband, father, and grandfather.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jean, sons, Brian and Sean (Sonja), daughter, Erin (Rod) Cruz; and six grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Alexandria, and Jakob Hanrahan, Eamon and Nico Cruz.

A memorial celebration will take place on April 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hanrahans’ home.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life. Memorial funds have been established for donations with the American Lung Association (www.lung.org), and American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

18 responses to “Hanrahan, James "Jim" A.”

  1. Vicki Hanrahan says:

    The best part about being with Jim was being with Jim! He made anything and everything fun with his commentary…even in the background when we were talking with Jean on the phone! We loved him and will miss him so very much and we love you all too. See you on the 11th to celebrate his full and happy life and share lots of memories! Steve & Vicki

  2. Stacey Hanrahan says:

    Heaven just became a much more fun place to be! They’re so lucky to have you above Jim… we miss you so much. Can’t wait to celebrate your amazing life!

  3. Gail Brain says:

    We miss you and love you! I have so many fond memories and am lucky to have known him.

  4. Gary and Sharon Johnson says:

    Jean you and your family have our deepest sympathy.
    He was so much fun to work with and we had a great time when all of us from Snyder’s went out together. You and your family are in our prayers

  5. Susan Rosin says:

    Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Susan Rosin

  6. Gary and Sharon Johnson says:

    Jean you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Jim was so much fun to work with and we had so much fun when the pharmacy team at Snyder’s got together with our spouses and went out. You and your family are in our prayers.

  7. Terri Hanold says:

    Jean and family,
    So sorry to read of Jim’s passing.
    Our deepest sympathy on your loss to you and your family.
    Frank and Terri Hanold
    Happy Joe’s Pizza- Green Bay

  8. Jim & Pat Seiler says:

    I knew Jim from highschool. Also I was a door to door milk man. We would see each other on occation. Jim was always a pleasure to talk to. And Jean, It was fun talking to you at the gas station. Pat & I send our love.

  9. PATRICK REETHS says:

    So Sorry for your loss, went to West High School with Jim, worked at Schweiger Drugs store with him also
    always fun to be around. a great man

  10. Tracina Balza says:

    Jean, my deepest sympathies and best thoughts for you and your family. Traci (superAmerica)

  11. bill julius says:

    Jean, you and your family have our condolences. I have many fond memories of working with Jim for many years. whenever I hear a rolling stone song I think of JIM & will continue to do so, bill & Annette.

  12. Ed and Nora Champeau says:

    Jean, You have our deepest sympathies. We miss you all in our neighborhood. Praying for you and that your great memories will sustain you.

  13. Dori &"Boss wrench" Chuck Barker says:

    Jean, we are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Although we have loss touch in recent years, we have fond memories of standing up for your wedding, drag racing at KK, and that birthday dinner at the Carlton that the guys got to enjoy. We have always valued your friendship and hope you will contact us if you get back to Green Bay. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  14. Dori & "boss wrench" Chuck Barker says:

    Jean,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Although we have loss touch in recent years, we have so many fond memories with the two of you: standing up for your wedding, drag racing at KK, taco meals, and that birthday dinner at the Carlton that only the guys got to enjoy. We have always valued your friendship and hope you will contact us if you get back to Green Bay. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  15. MICHAEL HAMILTON says:

    So sorry to hear about Jim. I had Jim in a few of my classes at West High. He was such a friendly guy and fun to be around with. My prayers go out to his family.

  16. Steve and Michelle says:

    We love you and are thinking about you and all the fun times we all had together. Wish we could be there for Jim’s memorial. Love you

  17. Gerry and Dave Haen says:

    Jean, Erin, and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God help you find peace. You have so many precious memories to treasure. We always had a good time with many laughs when we got together.

  18. Sean Hanrahan says:

    It’s been over a year and hslf since your departure; I miss you Dad!

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