Fanette L. Hahn
Fanette L. Hahn

July 11, 1929 - December 29, 2017
Born in Baltimore, MD
Resided in Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Fanette Lois Hahn (Phipps) died peacefully on
December 27, 2017 after a prolonged illness at Somerset Medical Center Somerset, NJ at the age of 88
Fanette is survived by her sons Mark Hahn, Reno Nevada, Michael Hahn, Farmington Hills, Mi,
Robert Hahn, Scotch Plains, NJ, daughter Valerie Hahn Atkins, Plainfield, NJ, Nephew Tyrone
Phipps, Scotch Plains, NJ. Seven Grandchildren; Rashadd, Imani, Anwar, Michael Jr., Evan,
Mark and Madeline and one great granddaughter Maia. Daughter and Son in-laws Rhonda
Hahn and Shelia Hahn and Christopher Atkins. Cousins Michael Jackson, Tracy Benson
(Jackson), David Jackson, Miles and Evan Benson.
She is preceded in death by her former husband Dr. Milton E. Hahn, South Carolina, brother
Edward Phipps, Atlantic City and daughter in-law Dr. Sandra Hahn Reno NV.
Fanette was born on July 11, 1929 in Baltimore, Md. to Solomon and Sara Phipps soon
thereafter Sara separated from her husband and moved her family to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
There, Fanette grew amongst two aunts (Rachel Newton (Ryno), Helen Jackson (Jesse). The
family was supported by the addition of William, ‘Chink’, Robinson, who married Sara and raised
Edward and Fanette in a loving and supportive family. She received her early education in the
Atlantic City Public schools and later attended West Virginia State College and Glassboro State
College where she received a degree in education. She spent several years traveling with then
husband to various military based and then on the Heidelberg, Germany where she raised the
two of her four children while her then husband studied medicine. Upon their return, she raised
her last two children in New Jersey.Fanette spent the better part of thirty years teaching elementary school in the Plainfield area
school system before retiring in 1995. Teaching was her passion whether in school, church, or
the home. Fanette could always be found correcting you at any given moment. In her eyes, diction always mattered.
She and her friend Stella Gray formed the Silver Foxes modeling group they produced many
shows for various charitable events, highlighting the works of aspiring designers and providing a
forum to showcase the talents of aspiring young and older Black Women. She was a long-time
member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church where she served as a lector and chairperson of the
scholarship fund. She was a 70-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Inc. Fanette was
initiated into Nu Chapter in 1948 on the campus of West Virginia State College. She was a
charter member of Theta Phi Omega Chapter (Plainfield NJ) and a Past Basalis of Nu Xi

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St. Marks Episcopal Church
1430 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ USA 07060
Monday, January 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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St. Marks Episcopal Church
1430 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ USA 07060
Monday, January 8, 2018
11:30 AM