Brian M. Hansley “Bear”, 65, of Bechtelsville, husband of Marlene Fay (Gimont) Hansley, passed away Friday July 21, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Moyer) Hansley.
Brian was given the nickname “Bear” when he was young and it stuck ever since. He enjoyed gardening, camping, hunting, bowling, softball, street hockey, and going to his cabin in the Poconos. He was active in his children’s lives and coached their baseball teams. Bear was a member of New Hanover Lutheran Church and a life member of the NRA. He made many friends while working at Passmore. He was a loving husband, father, and Pop who will be dearly missed.
Surviving along with his wife are his sons Brian Hansley Jr. husband of Ariel and Eric Hansley; grandchildren Madison and Carolina Hansley; brothers Andrew Hansley and Bret Hansley husband of Missy; sisters Brenda Miller wife of Craig and Beth High wife of Keith; brother-in-law Stan Gimont husband of Rachel; sister-in-law Carol Hansley; nieces and nephews Dillon, Bruce, Andrew, Douglas, Shane, Travis, Austin, Donna, Nikki, Heather, Amber, Shannon, Devin, and Sarah; several cousins; and many others who affectionately referred to him at “Uncle”.
Along with his parents, Brian was predeceased by his brother Bart Hansley; sisters Melanie and Beverly Hansley; and nephews Daulton, Craig Jr., and Bret Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday August 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Rd., Gilbertsville, PA 19525. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:45 AM at the church. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held from 3:00-7:00 PM at Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co., 10 Warwick St., Boyertown, PA 19512.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The J-Walkers, care of Jim & Diane Davidheiser, 96 Cricket Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. Brian and Marlene enjoyed volunteering for over 15 years for the J-Walkers to assist raising money for individuals and families in need.