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Updated: 06/05/2014 08:00:05AM

John Babcock Hanford Jr.

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John Babcock Hanford Jr., 82, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.

He was born June 3, 1931, in Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y.

John served during the Korean War as a B-47 Air Force Bomber Pilot. Mr. Hanford was past President of multiple Kiwanis Clubs, and was the owner of a Resort Business located in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, in which his family participated. He was respected and loved by all who knew him.

Leaving his grieving family behind, he is survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Hannah, Tammy (Paul) and Katherine; son, Charles (Lisa); as well as five loving grandchildren.

A private family service was held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood. The family has requested donations in memory of John be made to the Air Force Aid Society, Education Fund, 241 18th St. S, Suite 202, Arlington, VA, 22202, or via; or to The Salvation Army via Please visit to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook.

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