Obituary of Otto Sam W. Hansen
Otto (Sam) Hansen passed away March 22, 2022 at St. Clare’s, Denville, NJ. He was 83.
Sam was born in New York City on September 6, 1938 to Otto and Mary (Szczesniewicz) Hansen. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, NY, class of 1956. Sam married his beloved wife, Irene, on May 13, 1972 and tjry would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May.
In his youth, he was a member of the Danish Athletic Club in Brooklyn and was a member of their soccer team. He was also a member of the Polish Falcons in Brooklyn. In more recent years, he was a member of the Randolph YMCA and a member of the Ys Men’s Club. He was also an active supporter of the ARC/Morris.
For many years in his early 20s, he worked alongside his father as a steeplejack. He could regale you with so many stories of the father-son work and travels together. He also was a proud union carpenter until 1976 when he had the opportunity to work for AMTRAK; a job which he truly loved.
Above all, he loved his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Karl and Steven. Sam is survived by his beloved wife, Irene (Meissner); his sons, Erik and wife Tina, and Paul, sister, Andrea Seymour of South Carolina, and his brother Orey, of Pennsylvania, his beloved grandchildren Madison and Mason, and many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the ARC/Morris PO Box 123 Morris Plains, NJ 07950-0123 would be deeply appreciated by the family.
Phone: 973 366-7400