Wayne A. Hackett, 70, of Wellsboro, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 11, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born on Tuesday, September 11, 1951, in Galeton, Pennsylvania. He moved to Elkland, Pennsylvania where he spent his youth. After graduation from high school, he took a full-time job with Kodak. He lived in Rochester, New York, for nearly 25 years.
He had a camp in Osceola, Pennsylvania, where he kept his roots. After being laid-off from Kodak, he moved back to Pennsylvania and eventually went back to school at Mansfield University for a degree in Criminal Justice. He worked with youth at Tioga County Human Services for several years. Wayne was even a Clerk and Park Ranger at Hills Creek State Park, and later he worked for DCNR as a maintenance worker until his retirement.
Wayne loved the Lord, his family, church family, and his friends. He was often the call-guy for people looking to buy/sell vehicles. He enjoyed doing home projects with his wife and friends. Wayne also loved dancing and especially enjoyed the waltz. He was an active member of Wellsboro Bible Church where he helped many years in Awana. Wayne was a volunteer at Family Life Radio in Bath and Painted Post, New York. Wayne even volunteered at Wellsboro Area School District and served on the board. He was also the local President for Gideons.
Wayne had a gift for heart-felt conversations with those he loved. He could remember even the smallest details and showed concern for the things that were important to you. He enjoyed hunting in his earlier years, which later turned to nature photography. He loved camping, cars, good food, traveling, and conversing with friends.
Wayne leaves behind his best friend (31 years) and wife of 26 years, Susan; Mike Hackett (Kera), Elkland, PA, Ron Hackett (Amy), Chesterfield, VA, Chris Cady, Wellsboro, Brad Hackett (Julie), Rochester, NY, Brett Hackett (Adrienne), Hilton, NY, Sarah Guill, Pittsburgh, PA, and Greg Hackett, Rochester, NY, several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Don (and sister-in-law, Cindy).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to his wife for a memorial bench at Hills Creek State Park.
Memorial Service will be held on May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Wellsboro Bible Church, 12880 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.