Obituary of John E. Hahmann Jr.
John Erwin Hahmann Jr passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, March 30,
2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Kathy,
sons, John III, David and Erik, daughter Susan, and many loving grandchildren and great
grandchildren. John was a loving and proud husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and
friend to all.
A Navy veteran – which saw him travel all over the world in service to his country – John spent
his later career working as an electrician. He served as the local International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers union president for many years, and co-founded the retirees club, which
afforded him the honor of looking after his professional community, many of whom became dear
In the 1980s, he was a passionate delegate for the national Democratic Party. An avid golfer –
who very proudly recorded a hole-in-one – his great love was bowling. This lifelong hobby saw
him compete in leagues and travel to tournaments nationwide. In his bowling career, he bowled
six perfect games, served as the Gulf Coast Association’s president and was inducted into its
Hall of Fame in 1999. John was both a Mason and a Shriner, which allowed him to channel his
compassion and community spirit into many causes.
In his twilight years, John took great joy in spending time with his family and friends whether
breakfast outings, storytelling over dinner, or bowling in leagues - even at the age of 90.
A friendly face, listening ear, and kind-hearted soul to all, he will be sorely missed by everyone
who knew him.
The gathering will be at Anderson McQueen 2201 Dr. MLK Street North St. Petersburg Florida 33710 on Saturday, April 13 at 12:30pm with the service taking place at 1:30pm. The burial will take place at a later date.