Please join me in prayer for the loss of my Uncle Jim Hanson who died on March 25th. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, my Aunt Ann and his four daughters.
HANSON, M.D., Daniel James "Jim", a son of Daniel James Sr. and Margaret (Goode) Hanson, died on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Tampa General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Jim was a resident of Barrington, RI from 1966 to 2012 and began wintering in Avon Park, Florida in 1995. Jim was born on June 18, 1929, in St. Clair, Michigan and grew up in Calais, Maine. He received a B.S. from Muhlenberg College in 1950 and then served for three years as a captain in the United States Army. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine in 1958. Following a radiology residency, he joined the Radiology Department at the University of Kentucky Hospital and was on the faculty from 1962 to 1965. He then served as a radiologist at Roger Williams Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence while also holding a faculty position at Brown University. Jim served as Radiologist-in-Chief at Rhode Island Hospital from 1981 until his retirement in 1994. From 1987 to 1989 he was president of the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Staff Association. He also authored many peer- reviewed scientific papers. His professional affiliations included the Eastern Radiological Society, the European Pediatric Radiology Society and the Radiological Society of North America. Jim served on numerous boards, including those of St. Andrew's School, Emma Pendleton Bradley School, Rhode Island Magnetic Imaging and Rhode Island Hospital. Jim was a member of the Rhode Island Country Club for over forty years and was the club president from 1991 to 1993. An avid golfer, he won many individual and partnered events, including two of the annual Member-Guest tournaments. He enjoyed travel with his family, playing cards and building model ships. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann; daughter Julie Hanson Swanson and her husband Alan Swanson of Arlington ,Virginia; daughter Jennifer Hanson and her husband David VanSpeybroeck of Lake Oswego, Oregon; Rebecca Hanson and her husband Sudhir Rajkumar of Bethesda, Maryland; and Erica Hanson of Washington, DC. He also leaves four granddaughters, Radhika and Indira Rajkumar and Nina and Madeline VanSpeybroeck; a sister, Julie Ann Burns and her husband Robert Burns of Milford, New Hampshire; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Joseph Hanson and his sister-in-law Ann Hanson of Toledo, Ohio. There will be a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations designated for the Department of Radiology may be sent in Jim's name to the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, Development Office, P.O. Box H, Providence, Rhode Island 02901. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home - Avon Parkwww.stephensonnelsonfh.com