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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On September 25, 2013 @ 8:56 am In Obituary | 5 Comments


Family and friends are saddened by the loss of Bruce Hannay, 57, who passed away on September 22, 2013 after a long illness. Born on September 20, 1956 in Seattle, the family moved to Phoenix in 1960, and then Prescott in 1966. Bruce graduated from Prescott High in 1974, and graduated from the Arizona State University School of Business in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He did post-graduate study with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.


At 21 he was hired by Paine Webber as their youngest stockbroker to date, thus beginning a lengthy and successful career, eventually with several firms. In two years he was appointed assistant manager of Paine Webber’s Scottsdale office. Soon attaining a rank in the top one percent of stockbrokers nationwide, winning a multitude of awards and trips, he continued in the securities business until retiring from Merrill Lynch in 2008 with a diagnosis of an Alzheimer’s-related disease.


Prior to that, Bruce’s many endeavors and passions included sports enthusiast, both as athlete and spectator, excelling in basketball, baseball and golf, and participating in many other sports. He was an avid photographer and collector of art and books. He enjoyed extensive travel, having visited most of the continents. Perhaps his greatest passion was for the automobile, collecting prize-winning antique race cars, as well as many other fine automobiles.


He took great pleasure in his three children. He was a generous, loving and devoted father. Charming, good-natured and well-regarded by all who knew him, he possessed a sharp intellect and a keen sense for seeing the humor in everyday situations.


His family and many friends will miss him terribly. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Joanne Hannay of Phoenix and Prescott, daughter and son-in-law Stacy and Tarik Salahuddin, son Tyler Hannay, daughter Charli Hannay, brother and sister-in-law Craig and Carrie Hannay, all of Phoenix, and sister and brother-in-law Diane and Chris Smith of Atlanta. A private Celebration of Life to be held.


Condolences for the family of “HANNAY, BRUCE I.”

Condolence from Marc Del Zotto on September 26th, 2013 3:23 pm

He will be truly missed. I have fond memories taking him hiking when he moved into Sunrise and taking him out to eat even after I left the company. He will be in my thoughts.

Condolence from Elaine Poyerd Jordan on September 27th, 2013 11:01 am

Dear Hannay Family,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you during this difficult time. I was very upset to learn of Bruce’s passing. It was a pleasure having met Bruce and getting to know all of you when he moved into the senior living community I was working at. Bruce was a wonderful person who left a positive impression on all of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Warm regards,
Elaine Poyerd Jordan

Condolence from Gail (Hannay) Crawford on October 6th, 2013 7:39 pm

I send love and condolences to the Hannay family on the death of their beloved Bruce. I am so sad to learn that his life ended so soon, and after a long illness.
I am his father’s sister, and have lost contact with the family for many years. I would love to have contact with the family.
I am living in SaddleBrooke (Tucson), 2 hours from Phoenix

Love from Gail

Condolence from Gina (George) Gardner on November 9th, 2013 8:51 am

I met Bruce while I worked at Paine Webber some time ago. Bruce was a caring and intelligent individual. I think of him often and noted his passing. I’m so sorry for this loss and my condolences to his family.

Gina Gardner

Condolence from Jeff & Jennifer Stemes on April 6th, 2015 8:21 am

We just learned sooo very late, that Bruce has passed! We are so saddened. We loved the brief time his smile shone on us when we lived at Sandy Point in Langley Washington, and the last time we were together at Thanksgiving in 2007 in our home in Jacksonville Florida.

Dear Bruce – we loved you even for that very short time. You are always in our hearts. We know you were loved by many and we are just two. Rest well dear friend.

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