E. David Hank, 68, of Malvern, died Saturday, March 11, 2017.
He was born Jan. 18, 1949, in Canton, to the late Emil and Helen (Myers) Hank. He retired from American Road Machinery in Minerva where he was President and co-owner. He graduated from St. Edward High School in Malvern and received a Bachelor's in English from Walsh University. He began his career at the Minerva Leader in Minerva and then became the Editor for the newspaper in Rittman before joining the family business at American Road Machinery, Inc. in Minerva.
He is a member of the St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral in Canton where he is a member of the Carpathian Men's Club. He was very active in the Minerva Chamber of Commerce where he had served as President and on several committees. William Shakespeare said, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." He was a lover of art and jazz and visited the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada every year. David was a thoughtful, funny friend to all who would answer to "Duke" after Duke Ellington or "Scoop" because of his love for local community news. Celebration is the best way to describe his life. He loved God, family, friends, jazz, music, literature and theater. His laughter was contagious, he was very thoughtful and sensitive. People loved Dave because Dave loved people.
He is survived by sister, Janice (Lois Hirshberg) Hank of Marstons Mills, Mass.; brother-in-law, Raymond Valentine of Minerva; niece, Megan Valentine of Westerville; nephew, Matthew (Michelle) Valentine of Green; and four great-nieces and nephews, Alexandria, Cameron, Sebastian and Emilia Valentine. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen Hank and Sherry Valentine.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 16, in the St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral in Canton with the Very Rev. Ovidiu Marginean officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral or the National Public Radio. Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.