Dana William Hacker


Rochester:  February 10, 2015 at age 69.  Dana is survived by his wife of 37 years, Charlene Hacker; children, Dana Hacker II, Damon Hacker, Caroline (Michael) Rock & Aaron (Abby) Hacker; grandchildren, Elizabeth & David Hacker, Brittany Fuhrmann & Zachary White, Dylan & Colin Rock; sister, Sharon Hacker; other relatives and friends.  He is predeceased by his mother, Elaine Ellsworth Hacker & father, William Hacker.

Dana is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and served our country in the Vietnam War.  In his spare time, he was an avid motorcycle rider, pool player and bowler.  He was a “mans man” and was loved and respected by his family and friends.

Please join the family to Celebrate Dana’s Life, Monday, February 16th at 6-9 P.M. at Tucci’s Restaurant, 1479 Lyell Avenue, Rochester NY 14606.  Interment will be held privately in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please forward donations to Lollypop Farm (Lollypop.org) or the Veterans Outreach Center (VeteransOutreachCenter.org) in his memory.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester Ny 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com

18 Condolences

  1. Brenda Beach on February 13, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Charlene and family,We are so sorry for your loss.Dana left us with a lot of great memories.He always made us laugh and enjoy ever thing life threw at us.He will be missed.Cousins forever Dana Ellsworth,Donna Hults,Brenda Beach,Cathy Richards,Laurie Hungerford,Mary Smutz,Floyd Ellsworth.

  2. Caroline on February 14, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Daddy I will miss you SO much. Your laugh, your hugs and advice. I love you so much. xoxo

  3. Cindy Lee on February 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    To the Hacker Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dana was an exceptional individual. I will be sending loving thoughts through this hard time.

  4. Bob & Dee on February 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Char and family,

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  5. Michael Serviss on February 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    He was a good man and respected by all. He is truly missed.

  6. Carrie M Christman on February 15, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Char, My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry, I just saw this in the paper. Dana was a wonderful man. He is missed already. I remember two years ago he read for me, in fact it was this weekend, today. Words will never convey the depth of how you must feel. Take care. May the Goddess bless him, and may God be there too. Blessed Be, Blessings to you and your children, and grandchildren. A loss to our world, is an understatement. Love always, Carrie

  7. Jennifer Goodwin on February 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Char. I’m sending positive and healing energies your way to help encourage and surround you with the Lord and Lady’s strength.

  8. Shawn & Douglas on February 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Char and family, I am so sorry, I will truly miss Dana and his quiet wisdom and friendship. He was truly a wonderful guy and his loss diminishes us all. I will treasure memories of his smile and warmth and great stories!

    “They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.”
    –Tuscarora Indian

  9. Jody (Hofer) Case on February 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Char and Family-
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dana well! His funny stories, family picnics and gatherings. Can’t be with on Monday but please know my love and prayers are with you all!

  10. Nick and Donna Condoluci on February 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Char, May the Goddess bless you and your family at this sad time. You have our deepest sympathies and love.

  11. Leslie on February 15, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I am deeply sorry for the family’s loss. Dana was a unique and wonderful individual who truly knew the love of life. His presence will be missed by friends and family alike.

  12. Frank Colquitt on February 16, 2015 at 7:07 am

    To the family of Mr. Hacker, I read of the loss of your dear loved one, and would like to offer my sincere condolences. Death is an enemy that Our Creator, Jehovah, never intended for us to ever have to deal with-even as the Bible says. Please take comfort in knowing that soon, God, has promised to remove all causes of suffering, pain, sorrow, and even death forever! (Isaiah 25:8) The wonderful future resurrection hope is the promise found at John 5:28,29. May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May the promises of Our Creator, strengthen and comfort all of you as you cope with the difficult days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

    ” For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him…may have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

  13. Jeffrey A Johnson on February 16, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    To the Hacker family – Dana was a truck driver on my shift at Veltri Trucking and is missed very much. This summer will not be the same with out seeing him ride his bike in to work. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May you find comfort in the grace of God. – Jeffrey Johnson

  14. Colleen (Kingston) Ransom on February 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Dana and Damon,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  15. Sally and Ron Hacker on February 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, Charlene, and your family. Dana will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Delphia on July 23, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Why does this have to be the ONLY rebilale source? Oh well, gj!

  17. sharon on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Dana it will be three years since our gone. It does not seem possible and you are missed greatly. Your smiley your manner is in my memory for ever. You with mom an dad now and happy I know you will be. I have tried and will continue to take care of the family were and when I can. Love you your sister.

  18. Sharon S. Hacker on December 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Dana to this day your on my mind, I remember our childhood which was full of love with mom and dad. I know we lost dad too soon we both missed him in our lives, but, mom tried her best to give to you and I the best she could. She did a great job she taught us manners, loyalty, honesty , she watched over us with all her love and hoped for the both of us. Now your in heaven, I was told by a woman that mom came for you , mother took your hand and took you to heaven. This is what I was told. I believe this your with mom and dad now, enjoy them and your new life, you and I will meet again, I send all m love to you and say hi to them for me. God bless you, your sister.

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