He just may be the nation’s oldest credit union director but at 101 Harry Hahn of Erie Federal Credit Union in Erie, Pa., is calling it quits.
Bestowed a host of honors including Volunteer of the Year and a former director of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Hahn has formally retired after attending his last board meeting last month as a non-voting director emeritus.
“Let me tell you, Harry may have had a little hearing problem but he was sharp as a tack and asking many good questions,” said Mary Beth Wilcher, Erie FCU president/CEO. “We are lucky to have him with the credit union as long as we did.”
Holder of the Joseph A. Moore Lifetime Achievement Award, Hahn served the PCUA board for 15 years and joined the now $342 million Erie FCU following its merger with Hammermill FCU where he had been a director.
Hahn has also been a well-known civic leader and is credited with helping the political career of former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge, a former Pennsylvania governor.
“Harry will be sadly missed by the entire credit union movement at both the state and national levels,” said Wilcher. “His dedication to this industry is unmeasured and very much appreciated by those of us who came after him.”
She said the centenarian plans to remain active and continue serving the community as a volunteer in a number of organizations.”
A year ago Hahn married “and now can spend more time with his new bride, Theresa,” noted the PCUA. She’s 91.