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Jesus said to the eleven, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mk 16:15)

Terrence Daniel Hanley

February 26, 1954 – September 5, 2017

    Terry is survived by his loving wife Sandra Carrillo, his daughter Kelly, his son Mike, daughter-
in-law Allison, his grandson Emmett, and stepson Robert. He is also survived by his brother
Kevin (Sue) Hanley, his sisters Maureen Malley, Ellen (Lou Lopez) Hanley, and Carol (Jeremy
Butler) Hanley. He will be greatly missed by his niece Lauren Yarwood, his nephews Dan
Hanley, Sean Malley, and Aiden Yarwood, his grand-nephews Jimmy Malley and Graham
Hanley, and grand-niece Juniper Hanley. Affectionately remembered by his mother-in- law,
sisters and brothers-in- law and their families, loving cousins, and numerous life long friends.
His wife Denise, mother, father, and stepmother Doris predeceased him.

    Terry was born in San Francisco to William and Kathleen Hanley. He grew up in The City,
attending Holy Name Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School. He earned his bachelor’s
degree and educational credential at the University of San Francisco and his master’s degree at
San Francisco State University.

    Terry was a life-long educator, teaching at Town School for Boys, St. Philip Grammar School,
St. Veronica Grammar School, and Riordan High School. He served as Principal of St. Charles
Grammar School, St. Emydius Grammar School and, for the past twelve years, Star of the Sea
Grammar School.

    Terry’s teaching and administrative career were driven by a personal philosophy towards
education that was developed from his own personal educational experiences. He said that in his
childhood he saw Holy Name as the school his parents sent him to simply because they were a
“Catholic school family.” It wasn’t until years later that he could look back and begin to
appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Sisters of Mercy and a few devoted lay teachers.
He said that in retrospect, he saw that Holy Name had offered him a safe and secure education
and treated him not as a “client” but as a unique child of God. He believed that the Sisters truly
did educate the whole person, and provided him with a solid academic program as well as
spiritual guidance.

    At Sacred Heart High School he found that the Christian Brothers did the same, but also shared a
sense of justice tempered with mercy. As a typical teenager, he occasionally found himself in
situations that required teachers or administrators to discipline him. What made this work so well
was that the consequences were always fair and based on his actions, not his personality. What
he had done might have been a problem, but he was never treated as “a problem.” The fact that
justice, Christian mercy, and a willingness to encourage reconciliation went hand in hand and
allowed him to come through a difficult time in his life and be a more mature, responsible
Christian.

    The University of San Francisco was a simple choice for him. He was a hometown boy and a
Catholic schoolboy. But USF was far more diverse and cosmopolitan than he had expected. It
was there, under the Jesuits, that he really began to see a world beyond his neighborhood. He
was exposed to people from different cultures and faiths. At the same time, he was strongly
encouraged to put his own faith to practical use. Volunteering as a coach and working part time
as a PE teacher opened a new world to him. Prior to that, he had considered teaching as a career
option, but his experiences through USF solidified that into a lifelong commitment.

    Terry was blessed to have worked in so many beautiful Catholic school communities; during the
past 12 years at Star of the Sea School he truly lived out his vocation each day. He always joked
that he was the envy of every principal in the Archdiocese because he was a member of family,
not just the principal.

 

If you wish to send cards or messages of condolences, please send it the school Attn: Hanley Family.

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