Obituary of Margaret Hahn
Mrs. Margaret Hahn passed away after a brief illness at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville, SC at the age of 92. She was a beautiful, sweet, kind, warm, intelligent, witty woman who selflessly loved and supported her family. She was described by many as the nicest person they have ever met. She was born in Korea to an influential family consisting of among others 7 members with doctorates in ornithology (biology of birds) and medicine. She spent most of her life in Columbia, SC. She enjoyed working on her house that she owned for more than 40 years with her husband in Irmo, now overgrown with the trees and flowers they planted. She was married to her husband for over 60 years. A lot of people remarked that whenever they saw Margaret, Walter was always nearby. While she was qualified to teach elementary school, she spent most of her life being a wonderful stay at home mom. Through her quiet warm care, she guided her two children to be successful academics. She enjoyed caring for her husband and children. She also attended a Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC for many years. She was in excellent health until recently and enjoyed exercising as a part of zoo walkers having walked some 8000 documented miles with her husband at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens over a period of some 30 years. A nurse noted that she was so beautiful that she looked like a little Angel.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Walter Hahn and children Dr. James Hahn and Dr. Juliet Hahn, daughter in law, Mrs. Ayaka Hahn and grandchild, George Hahn. Walter was a Physics professor at Benedict College (in Columbia) for some 30 years before retirement. James is a Computer Science professor at George Washington University (Washington, DC) and Juliet is a Chemistry professor at Coker University (Hartsville, SC). Margaret’s sweet smile and encouraging kindness will be missed by everyone.
Her visitation and funeral will be at the Thompson Funeral home chapel on Leesburg Rd. on November 11 at 11 AM with the interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.