Frank Albert Hanna III

Jan. 31, 1962 - March 24, 2016
Frank Albert Hanna III - Jan. 31, 1962 - March 24, 2016

Frank Albert Hanna III, the proprietor of Frank Hanna’s International Cleaning Company in East Hampton, an Army veteran and an East Hampton native, died at home here last Thursday. He was 54 and had heart disease.

Born on Jan. 31, 1962, he was the son of Rosa Hanna Scott of East Hampton and Frank Hanna II of Nassau, Bahamas. He attended preschool both in East Hampton and at the St. Augustus Preschool in the Bahamas.

Mr. Hanna enlisted in the Army after his graduation from East Hampton High School in 1980 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, specializing in communication and data processing. He was stationed later at Fort Gordon, Ga.; in Oakland, Calif., and in Seattle, and was also deployed to South Korea for a year. The recipient of an Army Good Conduct Medal and ribbons for Army and overseas service, he held the rank of Specialist 4 at the time of his honorable discharge in 1986. He was a member of East Hampton Post of the American Legion in Amagansett.

Though he had served as an altar boy at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, he later joined the Calvary Baptist Church, where a wake was held yesterday. Funeral services will take place there this afternoon at 1, the Rev. Walter S. Thompson presiding.

Mr. Hanna met his wife, Doris Rolle, in 1980, while visiting his father in the Bahamas. The couple married in 1985.

He loved cookouts and enjoyed a good meal, his family said. Inseparable from his cellphone, and wearing the jewelry he loved to wear, “you could always see Frank with the biggest grin,” they said, adding that he enjoyed most of all the company of his wife, children, and mother, and also loved to vacation in the Bahamas with his father and other family members. He was always there for his mother, an artist, the family said, and always drove her to and from her art shows from Hempstead to Montauk.

Mr. Hanna’s first job was with Henry Haney of East Hampton, cutting lawns. He also worked for Coit Carpet Cleaning, at the Hess service station, and at the town recycling center before re-establishing the cleaning service founded by his father. He worked there “passionately,” his family said, until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Rolle Hanna, and their three children, Frank Hanna Jr., Franaldo Hanna, and Alexandria Hanna, all of East Hampton. His mother, who lives in East Hampton, and father, of the Bahamas, survive as well, as do two sisters, Katrin Hanna and Francis Chong of the Bahamas, and one grandson.

Burial at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton will follow today’s funeral service. The family has suggested memorial contributions to American Legion Post 419, P.O. Box 1265, East Hampton 11937.