Martha's Story

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Martha R. "Sis" Hack, 64, of Danville, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by her friends and loving family, as well as most of her bowling team, the Hellraisers, Kathy Beaver, Deb Coleman, Sarah Mullen, and Monica Beyer. If you have to ask why they were the Hellraisers, you didn't know them. Upon her passing, her corneas were donated.
She was born March 22, 1952, in Danville, a daughter of Norman and Sarah (Starr) Vognetz. She was married to James "Jim" Hack for 43 years. The two were inseparable and were always seen out on Saturday night dates. She was sure to supply Jim with a weekly "Honey-Do" List.
Sis was a member of the first graduating class of Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech in 1970.
She was employed for 30 years at the Danville State Hospital, as the first female security director at Danville State Hospital and the state of Pennsylvania, retiring in 2011.
She was a member of Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Moose Auxillary, VFW Auxillary, American Legion, and was a social member of almost every fire company in town.
In her younger days she played slow-pitch women's softball as a star first baseman and hitter, most often on the first place team. The name of the team, was you guessed it, the Hellraisers. She enjoyed the beach, her swimming pool, trips to Atlantic City, and loved to watch her grandkids at sporting events.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Michelle Hack; one daughter, Angel Mullen and her companion, Ken Lesser; five grandchildren, Sarah, James Thomas "J.T,", and Allyson "Ally" Mullen, and Tommy and Karista Hack, all of Danville; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Carol Vognetz, of Danville; and three sisters, Cricket Vognetz and companion, Dave Guffey, of Danville, Gloria Stofflet, of Tennessee, and Alice Carr, of Danville.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Shawn McNett of Strawberry Ridge Trinity U.C.C. of Danville, officiating.
The family will provide flowers. For those wishing, the family asks that you make a contribution to your favorite charity in Sis's memory.

Please send online condolences to BradyFuneral Home.com.
Published on January 23, 2017
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