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JORDANS - Hans W., C.P.C.U. February 25, 1924 - February 3, 2017 Hans W. Jordans passed away February 3, 2017 with his wife of 73 years, Edith Annette, and family by his side. Hans was the father of Warren (Roberta), Lesley Ann, and the son of the late Peter and Lina Jordans and was predeceased by his sister, Erna Reith. Hans was the grandfather of David Michael Burdette (of beloved memory), Amy Burdette, Kristin Jordans DiGiore (Marc), Meredith Burdette Stockman (Stephen), Jamie Jordans Ricigliano (Nick), great-grandfather of Skylar, Dominic, Ella, Lily, Sierra, Gia, Noah, Ryder and Eric. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Hans owned and operated the Elwood-Jordans Insurance Agency, Inc. in Alden, NY for nearly 45 years. Passionate about flying from a very young age, Hans soloed and received his private pilot's license at the age of 16. He later received his commercial pilot and flight instructor rating. His love of aviation was an obsession, often flying with family and friends around the country. In addition to being a lifelong aviator, Hans also raced and built racing bicycles in his younger years. A veteran of WWII, Hans served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 -1946. He served on the Board of Directors of the Alden State Bank for 39 years, and was a member of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society, the American Legion Post 1377, a life member of Kiwanis International, the US Air Force Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Alden Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of the Alden Ewell Free Library. The family will celebrate his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, due to Hans' love of animals and children, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the SPCA Serving Erie County, 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, NY, 14150. Share condolences at

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