In Memory

Gary Rothwell Hasselbeck

Gary Hasselbeck  

1947 - 1994 (Cancer)

Gary R, beloved husband of Claire A. (Pollitt) Hasselbeck, devoted father of Jason and Mark Hasselbeck, beloved son of Dorothy (Kelly) Hasselbeck and the late William J. Hasselbeck, brother of Lynn Wendel. Wednesday, November 16, 1994.  Residence Finneytown. Funeral services at Faith Lutheran Church, 8265 Winton Rd., Saturday, 10 A.M.  Friends may call at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave, Mt Healthy,Friday, from 4-8 P.M.  If desired remembrances may be sent to Big Brother & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. 2400 Reading Road, Cinti 45202 or to Gary R. Hasselbeck Scholarship Fund, c/o Provident Bank, 9301 Winton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231.

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08/09/10 03:16 PM #1    

Joan Schutz (Mohlman)

Gary Hasselbeck

Vietnam War Hero active in Community, By Judy Ashton

The Cincinnati Enquirer, November 1994

 Gary R. Hasselbeck, whose 13-year battle with cancer never stopped him from helping others, died Wednesday at Christ Hospital.  He was 47 and had lived in Finneytown.

“Cancer was a challenge to Gary… a challenge he had to meet,” said Claire Pollitt Hasslebeck, his wife of 22 years.

 Mr. Hasselbeck did four tours of duty in Vietnam with the Army’s 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company.  He received an honorable discharge and several medals including the Oak Leaf Cluster, awarded to soldiers who were previously wounded in action and had already received a Purple Heart.   

For the Past seven Years, Mr. Hasselbeck participated in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, where he served as a board member.  He served his country in an honorable fashion and served this community involving his time, resources and energy to help his community at large,” said Robert L. Smith, Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati.

 Mr. Hasselbeck worked for Kroger Co. for 20 years as a store operations specialist, performing computer tasks.   He served as a member and deacon at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Clifton.  He also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Finneytown Booster Club. 

Also surviving are two sons, Jason and Mark, both of Finneytown; his mother, Dorothy Kelly Hasselbeck of Madeira; and a sister, Lyn Wendel of Bonita Springs, FLA.  There will be a service at 10 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, 8265 Winton Road, Finneytown.  Memorials can be made to Big Brother and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati  45202 or to the Gary R. Hasselbeck Scholarship Fund, in care of Provident Bank, 9301 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 445232



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