Philip J. Hansen
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Chapel Hill Garden South Funeral Home
11333 South Central Ave
Oak Lawn, IL
Hansen, Philip J. Suddenly. Beloved husband and best friend of Janet (nee Umecker); loving father of Jay (Kristin), Erik (Gina) and Paul; cherished Papa of Chloe and Emma; treasured brother of Richard (Nancy); dear son-in-law of June (the late George) Umecker; brother-in-law of Judy (Rich) Moffitt. Visitation Friday, May 3rd 3:00 to 9:00p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn. Funeral Saturday, lying in state 10:00a.m. until time of service at 11:00a.m at Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Memorial Church. For info: www.chapelhillgarden.com or 708-636-1200.

Published by Chicago Sun-Times on May 2, 2013.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
3
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Chapel Hill Garden South Funeral Home
11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
May
4
Lying in State
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Peace Memorial Church
10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park, IL
May
4
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Peace Memorial Church
10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park, IL
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I was very much saddened to hear of Phil's death. Our little gang of Cook (class of 1962) School buddies always had at its nucleus Phil and his wonderful sense of humor. Im so glad I was able to meet Jan and see his beautiful home. Thinking fondly of him and all the crazy times we had growing up on the South Side.
Susan Wilson
June 8, 2013
Dear Hansen Family, Please know that Phil served as a true inspiration for many. I am so grateful that our paths crossed in this life. He always served as encouragement and support for me, especially when receiving my first appointment as Principal and during my early years as a CPS administrator. As a professional colleague, Phil was always available and ready to offer sound advice ... for that I remain eternally grateful. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you ... may loving memories comfort you and in time, help to soften the sadness of your loss.
Angela Buckels
May 13, 2013
Phil was a generous friend and colleague who will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family; his loss is much too soon.
Regina Biggs
May 8, 2013
I will miss my wonderful friend. He was the best. My thoughts are with his family.
jill Wayne
May 7, 2013
My most heartfelt sympathy to the Hansen family.
I will always remember the Model United Nations conferences we used to bring our students to and how proud Phil was to see them engaged in peace making.
May he rest in peace knowing that made an impact on CPS.
Fadwa Hasan
fadwa hasan
May 7, 2013
Phil made probation into a positive experience. He was the model for central office employees who actually aspired to HELP schools and Principals. Rest in peace, Phil.
Gary Moriello
May 6, 2013
Dear Jan and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Phil was an outstanding educational leader and colleague who influenced reform efforts across the country. I appreciated his support and guidance during my years at CPS.
He will be deeply missed.
Barbara Eason-Watkins
May 6, 2013
Dear Janet and Family,
Obviously you know that I didn't Phil that well. I know if we saw eachother we would say we knew eachother. But I have been reading through all the notes sent on this Guest Book and realize how much I missed knowing only OF Phil and his work for the school system, his family...and now am gaining a better understanding of why you were always smiling and happy Janet. I do believe that we will all be together again one day and when I get there, I will ask GOD to let Phil be one of the first persons I meet there. Be okay..I will pray for you and your family and friends.
Nancy Rohacik
May 5, 2013
Dear Jan and family, I grew up living upstairs from Ann, Red, and Philip. He was always a good person and kind to everyone. My deepest sympathy.
Tobey Hansen Hartman
May 4, 2013
PHI HANSEN an outstanding leader for CPS. He touched many educators and children lives thru his leadership. May God bless you Jan and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bernadell Cyrus Chicago, Illinois
May 4, 2013
Dear Jan and family

Like all of you, I thought I would have Phil in my life forever. That I would continue to meet him for brunch; that I would forever hear his witty and sarcastic commentary about our mutual interests; and that I would always be able to get a reply from him to my emails or phone calls and see posts of his beautiful family on FB. But I do know that I (and you) have stored up years of his stories/conversations, and visions of him in my mind, and that when I have the urge to talk to my friend Phil in the future to share an observation or ask for his opinion - I will continue to hear his response. Forever … he will be with us.

With love, Sue
Sue Gamm
May 4, 2013
Sorry I missed the funeral and wake - commitments at school. I loved Phil and have so many wonderful memories. We were the only two people that our homeroom teacher, Mr. Good hated. He made us stand in the corner for talking too much. He was my confidante in high school and good friend from Cook School. I cannot remember for sure, but he was one of the first boys I kissed in one of those stupid adolescent games. So many memories - I will really never forget him Please accept my condolences and prayers.
Darlene Giovanazzi Strysik
May 4, 2013
My deepest condolences to Mr. Hansen's family. My opportunity to meet him and experience his professionalism and kindness was with his support at Englewood HS during a difficult time st the school.
Doris Brown
May 4, 2013
PHI HANSEN an outstanding leader for CPS. He touched many educators and children lives thru his leadership. May God bless you Jan and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 4, 2013
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Hansen Family. Educational leadership is a calling which Phil graciously and boldly answered. Thank you for your time as my supervisor.
Andrea Ross
May 3, 2013
Dear Jan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
Joe and Norine
Joe Hahn
May 3, 2013
Dear Janet and Hansen family,
Phil was a great boss and a good friend. I was shocked and sad to hear about his untimely passing. My most heartfelt sympathy.
Xavier Botana
May 3, 2013
Phil helped us build a successful accountability system in Philadelphia which enabled us to positively reform our schools. I will always appreciate the time we spent working together as colleagues and friends. It was the most creative and rewarding time of my professional career in education.
Joe Jacovino
May 3, 2013
Dear Jan,
My heart is broken that our world is without Phil. He was the epitome of integrity and caring. His humor and wit could make anyone smile. He taught me so much and was such a good friend. In addition, he made a positive difference for so many children in the schools he touched. Phil, you will be sorely missed.
Love,
Darla
Darla Swanson
May 3, 2013
On the last day of my first year with CPS,Phil left a note on my desk saying " you were born to be a teacher" I have always treasured it and will the same his memory.
Bob Cahill
May 3, 2013
I will miss Phil very much. I first met him when we were on opposite sides of a little CPS debate. I thought very highly of him during the process even though we disagreed. Somehow, through crazy sets of circumstances, we ended up working together. I have been working in education for over 20 years now and I can say Phil is one of a handful of people that I have ultimate respect and admiration for. I used to tell my wife, “When I grow up, I want to be like Phil.”
I am in the process of switching positions and taking on a bigger challenge. I was really anxious to tell Phil about it and see what he thought. I will miss his guidance.
Martin McGreal
May 3, 2013
Dear Janet and family: I am sorry for your loss. Phil was my boss in the Office of Accountability. He was a truly wonderful human being. I still have the pin he brought me from Mexico trom one of your many vacations. May the memories of all your happy moments together give you comfort. Sincerely
Alice P Peters
May 3, 2013
Mr. Hansen CPS great boss. whom I respected & enjoyed wking for. I want to send my Deepest Condolences to his Family and may God give you comfort. E.Hernandez
May 3, 2013
Janet, Jay, Erik, and Paul,
I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of Phil; he was a good man. My thoughts are with you all.
Sarah Krejca
May 3, 2013
Dear Jan and Family:

Phil was a great colleague, mentor, and friend. He will always be remembered as caring and thoughful CPS leader. His wit and wisdom was evident in every opportunity he faced. He will be remembered with these words from Matthew 25, ..."Well done my good and faithful servant..."

With Deepest Sympathy...Bob and Cheryl
Bob Deckinga
May 3, 2013
We're so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jen Krejca, Patrick and Ingrid Lancor
May 3, 2013
Dear Janet, Our college days seem like only yesterday and Phil holds a place in those memories. It was an honor being in your wedding. I am praying for Phil's soul and strength for you and all of your family.
Jan Meacham Evans
May 3, 2013
Phil never forgot what was important whether it was his family or the kids that attended CPS. He built relationships and was not swayed by politics. He was the kind of boss that made you feel that the work you did was important. My sincere condolences to his family.
Cindy Gonzalez
May 2, 2013
Jan and Family,
Hillard and I are so blessed to have known Phil. I will remain grateful for having the opportunity of a lifetime to work with such a renowned educator and a friend of humanity.
Dorothy L Hillard
Terry & Dorothy Hillard
May 2, 2013
My thoughts are with Mrs Hansen, Jay, Erik and Paul. My deepest sympathy.

Matthew Wilkins
Matthew Wilkins
May 2, 2013
Jan and Family,
I am greatly saddened by Phil's death. We became great friends initially working on state committees together at ISBE. Believe it or not, a Chicago boy and Belleville boy found our educational philosophies to coincide leading to our great friendship over the past decade that extended to working together for PROACT. Phil was a class act that brought happiness to those around him. He always spoke warmly of his family and cared deeply for each of you. His memory will always bring a smile to my face. I will miss him dearly. May the strength of family and friends be with you at this time. May God bless you and comfort you.
Jim Rosborg
May 2, 2013
Dear Janet, Our college days seem like yesterday and Phil was a part of that time. It was an honor to be in your wedding and stay in contact all these years. Phil's soul and all that feel the sorrow of his loss will be in my prayers.
Jan Meacham Evans
May 2, 2013
Phil will always be remembered as a wonderful gentleman. Our prayers are with you Janet and the boys . Howard and Margaret Ward
May 2, 2013
I learned a great deal about education and reform from Mr. Hansen. Rise in Paradise, my friend...
O'Kema Lewis
May 2, 2013
Dear Jan and family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I was so fortunate to have worked for Phil for that year with Synesi in Baton Rouge. I was so grateful that he gave me that opportunity. He will be remembered for the wonderful educator and kind, caring man he was. Rollie and I send you our sympathies from San Diego.
The Wozniaks
May 2, 2013
I will miss you so...your wit, your enduring frienship, and the memories growing up together. You had much to enjoy with Jan and your family,but so much you accomplished.
Barb Carsey Spikings
Barbara Spikings
May 2, 2013
Phil Hansen enriched the lives of everyone who had the good fortune to know and work with him. I was blessed serve in CPS with him.
Ginny Vaske
May 2, 2013
My sympathies to Phil's family. Phil was a wonderful colleague and friend through some stormy times at CPS.

John Easton
John Easton
May 2, 2013
May God comfort you during this time. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
May 2, 2013
Phil was a wonderful man, a kind boss, and a thoughtful person. He will be missed.
Sandra Storey
May 2, 2013
Janet, Jay, Erik and Paul--you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy. Phil was a great man. So sad.
John Frantz
May 2, 2013
God bless your soul my friend and former CPS colleague. You were a tireless and extraordinary administrator of conviction who blessed Chicago's children and families with your mind of intelligence and your heart of integrity to disaggregate data and dig deep to evaluate student performance outcomes, and you earnestly determined how to move the needle to advance achievement. Though you were a quiet soul, I discovered (on a trip to DC on behalf of Paul Vallas as you spoke to the Memphis Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.) that you had a voice of a lion when it came to research and evaluation in defense of what worked, and what was in the best interest of children. Among all the bells and whistles, you were never distracted by the sizzle over the steak. Hundreds of thousands of children are the beneficiaries of your work and advocacy. May your family be comforted by your stellar reputation. May your beautiful spirit rest in peace, and your legacy of leadership endure.
Ray Anderson
May 2, 2013
Jan, you and your family are in our prayers. Love Ruth Gilmore Davis
May 2, 2013
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