Michael Jonathan Hanger

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“I just heard of Jonathan's passing in the Washington & Lee University alumni magazine. I am so very sorry. Jonathan lived next door to me in Gaines...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Eyerly (Doughty) - PA

“Jonathan was so impressive for his intelligence and kindness during PA school. I remember his smile most of all! I pray his sweet family can find...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jamie Woody - School

“Sorry for your loss. Jonathan was a kind man and good friend. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Vanesa Layne - Work

“I got a chance to meet Jonathan Hanger when he married my niece, Janet Wilson. What a pleasure to get to know such a special man that was coming...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Annette Stender - Family

“Our hearts break for the loss of Jonathan. He was an amazing man who lived life to the fullest in the days the Lord appointed to him. He will truly...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Beach - Aiken, SC - Friend

“Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are sent to you, Janet, and all the family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Tom & Sue Barnett - Family

“Prayers to the family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Anita Hickman

“PA Hanger, was a professional with his patients and to the 3C staff. May the GOD's grace carry the family during the days to follow. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Milton Rose, VA Hospital Augusta, GA (recently retired)

“My thoughts and prayers are with Janet and her entire family. May God's Peace be with you all. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Yeager - Family

“I believe that tears can heal , memories can comfort love lives on forever. May god be with the family in this difficult time of need to give them...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Corlistic Weaver - Work

“Keeping my niece Janet Hanger, her children Clara, Lauren, and Michael close to my heart at this time. Jonathan´s absence will be greatly felt by...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Gloria Purcell - Family

“Janet, David and I are so sorry for your loss. Jonathan was such a fine Christian and a pleasure to be around. Your family is in our prayers . ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth O'Neal - Aiken, SC

“Our sincere sympathy to all the family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Robert & Kathy McNeill - Aiken, SC

“Jonathan will be missed while we are still on earth. It is comforting to know I will get to see him again in Heaven. Praying for comfort and peace...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Justin Stitt - Friend

“Jonathan came to our door after we had lived in the neighborhood for a while. He introduced himself and handed us a jar of his honey. We sat on the...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dale Smith - Aiken - Neighbor

“Jonathan was one of the most kind, caring and compassionate people I´ve ever know. Prayers to the family ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Lee - Work

“To Janet, Clara, Lauren, and Michael and all of Jonathan´s extended family: my deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of this good man. He fought a...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Brouwer - Friend

Michael Jonathan Hanger, of Aiken, SC, husband of Janet Wilson Hanger, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 10, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1969, Jonathan was loved by so many people for his kindness, friendliness, and wonderful sense of humor. He was a modern-day Renaissance man, a true raconteur, at ease with topics as varied as history, current events, theology, literature, aviation, medicine, and classical and choral music.

Jonathan earned degrees from Washington and Lee University (1992) and the Medical University of South Carolina (2001). From 2004 on, he worked as a Physician Assistant at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA. He also had lifelong entrepreneurial interests.

Jonathan's passion for aviation led him to earn his private pilot license while still an undergraduate, and he continued to take great pleasure in flying throughout his life, for many years in his own airplane.

Jonathan cultivated his many avocations in part by sharing them, joyfully, with others. Later in life, his fascination with beekeeping led him to earn his Master Beekeeper Certificate and to serve as President of the Aiken Beekeepers Association, where he was also the director and lecturer for the beginner beekeeping course for over a decade.

An active member of Cliffwood Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA, Jonathan enjoyed teaching Sunday school and working in church outreach efforts. He served as an Elder there beginning in 2012. In particular, he treasured this Bible verse from Proverbs 3:3-4, "Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man."

In addition to his wife, Jonathan is survived by his parents, Bill and Beth Hanger, daughters, Clara Hanger and Lauren Hanger, and son, Michael Hanger, Jr.; sisters, Rebecca Smylie and Hannah Kennedy (David); and brothers, William Hanger (Laura) and Joshua Hanger; as well as in-laws, many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, too numerous to name here but dearly loved.

His Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at Saint James Anglican Church, 1872 Camp Road, Charleston, SC at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta, GA, at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.