More detail on this person: Louis Michael Hanavan: Memorial service set for Hanavan // SAN JACINTO: The former police chief and city manager was a Marine and Vietnam veteran. Former San Jacinto police chief and city manager Louis Michael Hanavan died Wednesday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 63. Mr. Hanavan died from complications from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Hanavan; son, Sprague Hanavan, of Portland, Ore.; and sister Linda Thomas, of Georgia. Mr. Hanavan, whose nickname was Spike, was born June17, 1945, in Chicago and later moved with his family to Wisconsin. He attended Washington State University on a gymnastics scholarship. "He was pretty accomplished," Thomas said. He served in the Marines and was a Vietnam veteran. "He was proud, patriotic," his son said. Mr. Hanavan worked for the city of San Jacinto from 1996 to 2000. For a time, he simultaneously held the positions of San Jacinto police chief and city manager. He served as interim police chief of the Banning Police Department from July 2000 to September 2001. Thomas described her brother as adventurous. She said he rode a bicycle across the country while in remission. He also hiked the Appalachian Trail. Mr. Hanavan lived in Palm Springs for about 25 years. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Saturday at Wiefels Mortuary, 690 Vella Road, Palm Springs.
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