Michael Hassick 68; Earned 2 Purple Hearts In Vietnam

IN MEMORIAM: Michael Hassick 68;

Earned 2 Purple Hearts In Vietnam

Michael H. Hassick
Michael H. Hassick

ONEONTA – Michael Howard Hassick, 68, of Oneonta, a Marine and decorated Vietnam War veteran, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born on May 17, 1948 in Hancock, the son of Arvilla (Hassick) Jordan and Robert W Jordan.  He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1966.

Michael served with the Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970. He was on Hill 881S during the siege of Khe Sanh in 1968, where he earned two Purple Hearts.

He was a life time member of the DVA, Military Order of the Purple Heart. Also a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He married his wife, Rose, on Aug. 20, 1971, in Milford Center.  She predeceased him in 2015.

Michael was employed by Osterhoudt Commercial Refrigeration for 35 years.

He is survived by his sons, Robert (Janine) Hassick of Canajoharie and Brian (Kristina) Hassick of Milford; four grandchildren, Kyle, Marina, Logan and Josh; sister Christina (Daniel) Hromada, David (Gina) Hassick, Robin (Peter) Conte; god-daughter Brittany Conte; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by both his parents and his oldest sister, Patricia Kelsey.

Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, also at Grummons.

Burial with full military honors will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the American Diabetes Association or Oneonta American Legion.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website: www.grummonsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


One thought on “Michael Hassick 68; Earned 2 Purple Hearts In Vietnam

  1. Dennis

    It didnt suprise me to learn mike was awarded 2 puple hearts in vietnam.he was just that kind of person.i havent seen mike since graduating from ohs in 67 but we grew up together in the east end of oneonta.we played a ton of baseball and i remember going behind his house climbing the big hill up to the tv tower.i am sorry that we didnt get together but living in florida it just wasnt possible. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they grieve the loss of ther father and truly a great man.

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