1933 – 2003

WATERVILLE – Ernest Irving “Ernie” Hannon, 70, of Wayne, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, at Lakewood Manor.

Born in Limington, May 20, 1933, a son of George and Irene (England) Hannon, Sr., he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Mass. He received advanced training in computers at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

He was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. On Nov. 10, 1955, he married Jo Ann Wilterding.

Mr. Hannon was Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine, Farmington, retiring in 1998 after 28 years of teaching. He held the distinction of being the first teacher in the university system to teach computers in the classroom.

He and his beloved wife of 47 years, enjoyed their retirement home in Wayne, where they attended the Wayne Community Church. He was also a member of the Greater Cobbossee Watershed.

He enjoyed biking, carpentry and spending quality time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann of Wayne; a son, Cliff G. Hannon and his wife, Dale of Oakland; a daughter, Irene M. Misencik and her husband, Michael of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, George Hannon Jr. of Scarborough; two sisters, Mary Rogers of Portland and Theresa Hall and her husband, Earl of Raymond; one grandson, Gavin Michael Hannon of Oakland; and two step-grandchildren, Katherine and James Misencik of Marietta, Ga.

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