George F. Hack, 91

George F. Hack, 91, of Millsboro Del., passed away Dec. 28, 2018, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1927, the youngest of six children of George and Anna Hack.

Like many of the country’s Greatest Generation, Hack joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent the majority of his service in the Pacific, on the island of Guam, as part of his beloved 136th Seabees.

Following his honorable discharge in 1945, Hack returned to Philadelphia and finished the education he had put on hold to serve during the war. He met and married his wife, Julia, in 1948. They left Philadelphia for York, Pa., where Hack began his long career in broadcasting, a career that eventually led to their settling on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1956.

In 1985, the couple retired in Millsboro, Del., where he resided until 2017.

Hack was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; his youngest daughter, Diane Kraus (wife of Ellis Kraus III); and a grandson, Ellis Kraus IV. He is survived by his eldest daughter, Eileen McGovern; six grandchildren, Sheila Dougherty, Mary Dougherty, Carla Kraus and her husband, Joseph Duke, Michael Dougherty and his wife, Dana, and Patrick McGovern and his wife, Lisa; three great-grandchildren, Kelsie, Joey and Braylin; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with military honors was to be held Jan. 9, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. The family offered heartfelt thanks for the care, kindness and respect the staff and residents of the Delaware Veterans Home provided. In lieu of flowers, family requested memorial contributions to the Delaware Veterans Home; 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd.; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at