Commonwealth Journal


January 30, 2013

Jack Hahn


Jack “Tuffy” Hahn, age 85, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  
Hahn was born Nov. 11, 1927 in Somerset, Ky.
Hahn was a 1945 graduate of Somerset High School. He was a quarterback for the Somerset Briar Jumpers. Tuffy was a superb athlete and accounted for
both scores in Somerset’s 13-7 defeat of Danville, snapping the Jumpers 18-year losing streak to the Admirals. Hahn went on to attend Xavier University and played defensive halfback for the Musketeers. Hahn picked off a pass early in an arch rival game between Cincinnati and Xavier and returned it 98 yards. That play is still the longest touchdown run in Xavier’s football history. Hahn helped to cap off the 1951 Xavier football season as the only undefeated season in its history.
After serving in the U.S. Navy and playing on numerous Navy athletic teams, Hahn returned to Cincinnati where he worked as a baseball umpire, calling the Cincinnati city championship for six consecutive years. After officiating many high school football and basketball games, he returned home to Somerset.
He was recreational director at Oakwood for 15+ years and was most recently inducted in to the Somerset Hall of fame in October of 2011.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 18 years, Mary Margaret McAlpin Hahn (also of Somerset, Ky.).  He is succeeded in death by two sons, Jack and Jeff Hahn of Cincinnati; and grandchildren, Cynthia and Matt Hahn, also of Cincinnati; as well as stepdaughter Susi Mcalpin Bandy (Don Bandy of Somerset) and grandchildren Juli Burton Smith (Bracken Smith of Somerset, Ky.), Jody Bandy (Somerset, Ky.), and Hope Bandy Bentley (Josh Bentley of Lexington, Ky.).
Tuffy was an avid lover and walker of dogs, most specifically his best friends, Savannah, Bows I and Bows II. He was loved by all of his colleagues, friends and family. He always had a smile on his face and
actively demonstrated his love for others as well as his love for Jesus Christ. Hahn was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Somerset Ky. 
Private services will be held.  
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Pulaski County Humane Society, P.O. Box 448, Somerset, Ky. 42502.  
Condolences may be expressed to Bandy, 211 East Oak Street, Somerset Ky., or to Pulaski Funeral Home.

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  • Viola Nichols

    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
    She was also blessed with many grandchildren and all were special to her.
    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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