Earl Orlando Hansen Sr

February 4, 1936 ~ September 2, 2013 (age 77)


Earl Orlando Hansen, Sr., 77, of Poughkeepsie, NY was called home to glory on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the River Valley Care Center. He was born February 4, 1936, in Poughkeepsie, the third child and second son of Roland Hansen and Katherine Douglas Hansen.

Earl graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Air Force. He married Betty Jean Gatlin of Albuquerque, NM, who predeceased him on August 30, 1994. He was a beloved and successful supervisor at both IBM and the U.S. Post Office, where he worked for more than 30 years. In his free time, Earl enjoyed spending time outdoors, playing golf, chess, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his five children, Sonya Hansen of Moreno Valley, CA, Earl Hansen, Jr. of Poughkeepsie, Audrith (Lynny-Pooh) Hansen Ward of Poughkeepsie, Lori Hansen of Poughkeepsie, and Jennifer Hansen of Poughkeepsie; five grandchildren, Demond Huff, Nakia Hansen, Vanessa Goldson, Elijah Hansen and Jordan Hansen: and his sister, Carol Hansen Cejas of Portsmouth, VA. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Douglas Hansen.

Calling hours will be held from 9:00AM until 11:00AM on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. a" 39 So Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; 845-452-1840. The funeral service will follow directly after, also at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home. The private burial will be at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. To send an online condolence go to

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