William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 12, May, 2011

Chief John Hanna, USN

Filed under: Bleg,Blogania,Circle Game — williamthecoroner @ 13:39

According to Matt, Chief Hanna was well known, and kept himself to himself. More information can be found at the Ravings of A Feral Genius.   Go read it.  It made me cry. But the Feral Genius has a point, which she makes in the addendum to her post:

Thoreau at Unqualified Offerings suggests making donations to I Am My Brother’s Keeper, the homeless shelter where John spent his last months before going into the hospital.

ADDITIONAL ADDENDUM: It’s also worth considering a small donation to Joseph Norris, the funeral home operator who donated the coffin, took care of J-sub’s body and notified the reporter; without him, none of us might ever have known for certain what happened to our friend. Norris is a small business owner, and I doubt he’s rich enough for such to be mere pocket-change expenses for him.

Joseph Norris
Gates of Heaven Funeral Home
4412 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 894-2427


  1. thank you. we all miss him. and will miss him.

    Comment by VikingMoose — Thursday, 12, May, 2011 @ 14:27 | Reply

  2. Thank you. I hope people who only knew him as “John Hannah” might maybe get to know “J sub D” a bit. He was funny and insightful and furious when he was innocents victimized by injustice. The world would be a better place if it had more like him in it.

    Comment by Jennifer — Sunday, 15, May, 2011 @ 12:20 | Reply

  3. Um, make that “furious when he SAW innocents victimized by injustice.”

    Comment by Jennifer — Sunday, 15, May, 2011 @ 15:15 | Reply

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