Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN 

AKA  Hahny
Late of Garden Suburb

possible” Relation in ‘the job’:  Anthony William HAHN, NSW Police Cadet # 1581, NSWPF 10374 ( joined 1960 )  ?


NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  237

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 60490

Regd. #  25809

Rank:  Commenced training at Goulburn Police Academy on Sunday 19 June 1988 ( aged 18 years, 9 months, 14 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 9 September 1988 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 4 days )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank = Sergeant


Stations?, Newcastle, Gosford ( 1990’s ), Police Prosecutions Command – Retirement


ServiceFrom   19 June 1988  to  21 January 2010 =  21 years, 7 months, 2 days Service

Age at Retirement:  40 years, 4 months, 16 days

Time in Retirement:  9 years, 3 months, 27 days


Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour


Born:   Friday 5 September 1969

Died on:   Saturday  18 May 2019

Age:  49 years, 8 months, 13 days

Cause:   Heart attack

Event location:  Kurraka Reserve in Fletcher playing soccer

Event date:   Saturday  18 May 2019


Funeral date:   Friday  31 May 2019 @ 3pm

Funeral location:   Pettigrew Family Funerals, 444 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, NSW

Wake location:  ?


Funeral Parlour:  Pettigrew Family Funerals,  4951 1166


Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN with friend John Marlow
CHARACTER’: Mr Hahn, left, was described as an intelligent man with a larger than life personality. Friend, John Marlow on right.


Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN
WORK: Mr Hahn outside Newcastle Courthouse in 2007, when he was working as a police prosecutor. Picture: David Wicks


Adam James HAHN
‘LARGER THAN LIFE’: South Cardiff footballer Adam Hahn during a recent match. He died during a game at Fletcher on Saturday.



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May they forever Rest In Peace

HAHN Adam James

Late of Garden Suburb

Passed unexpectedly

18th May 2019
Aged 49 years

Dearly loved husband of Rachel.

An adored father to Rylie, Elijah and Seth.
Cherished son of Lynette (dec’d) and Dennis.

A much loved brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and great mate to many.

The family and friends of Adam are warmly invited to attend a celebration of his life, to be held in The Chapel, 444 Pacific Hwy Belmont (parking via Henry St), on Friday 31st May, 2019, service commencing at 3pm.


Published in The Newcastle Herald from May 25 to May 29, 2019


Adam HAHN Memoriam

Published by Newcastle Herald on May 18, 2020.

Adam James Hahn “Hahny” 1 year gone miss you mate. Dad

Adam HAHN Obituary (2020) – Legacy Remembers

May 31, 2019
From a Boy to a Man, from Windale to great heights, sadly missed by many. RIP Adam.
May 31, 2019

May Adam forever Rest In Peace.

Adam James HAHN

May 27, 2019
Thanks for the laughs mate, for your honesty and integrity, for the gutsy determination that drove you. Always enjoyed being with you, work or sport. When I think of you / I smile RIP.
My thoughts and prayers to Rache and your beautiful children.
May 25, 2019
One of the funniest people I have ever met. And just a real great bloke.
RIP little fella
May 25, 2019

South Cardiff footballer Adam Hahn has been remembered as a ‘likeable, genuine bloke’

Adam Hahn suffered what is believed to have been a heart attack about 10 minutes before the end of his South Cardiff team’s match at Kurraka Reserve in Fletcher on Saturday.

The 49-year-old collapsed without warning on the field and – despite the best efforts of those on the scene, including a nurse who used a defibrillator and later paramedics – could not be revived.

The incident has rocked South Cardiff Junior Football Club, which the over-35s side are a part of, and shattered players and those associated with the team.

“He was just a character,” team-mate Ian Nesbitt said.

“A very intelligent man, but just a character.

“A larger than life sort of fella – he was only a little bloke. He was just one of the boys, loved drinking VB like it was going out of fashion.”

Mr Hahn, a Garden Suburb resident who ran a handyman business, leaves behind a wife and three children.

He grew up Windale, and spent many years working as a police officer, and later, police prosecutor. He was also a regular writer to the Herald’s letters page.

Mr Nesbitt, who was on the bench at the time, said his team-mate had shown no signs of any medical problem before the tragic incident.

“I was actually discussing who to pick as man of the match, and Adam’s name came up so I was kind of focused on him,” he said.

“And he just simply fell to his knees and then fell flat on his face, and that was it. He wasn’t even running, he was standing still.

“There wasn’t too many people who saw it. I ran out onto the park, I kind of knew something was going on. We initially thought he was having some sort of seizure.”

Players commenced CPR, and an off-duty nurse who was at the fields assisted in administering Maryland Fletcher Football Club’s defibrillator before paramedics arrived, but it was to no avail.

Mr Hahn had been part of the South Cardiff over-35s team for the past 11 years.

Grieving team-mates gathered at the club’s training ground on Wednesday night to mourn his loss and offer support to each other.

Macquarie Football has arranged for a group counselling session to be held for affected players and officials this Saturday

“There are blokes struggling,” Mr Nesbitt said.

“It was pretty harrowing with that scene, and just wondering what the hell was going on, on Saturday.

“We thought it might benefit to get everybody together as a group … there were a few tears and a chance for everybody to talk about it.

“There were a lot of guys who weren’t saying anything on Saturday, so the idea was to try to get that out and encourage everybody to either talk to your wife, talk to your family, talk to us, talk to your mate.”

South Cardiff Juniors president Cindy Redpath said the club’s teams would wear black armbands during this weekend’s matches as a tribute. A minute’s silence will also be held before each game.

“There’s a lot of people that are quite affected, very upset,” she said.

“It’s been a tragic, tragic event.

“He was one of the most likeable, genuine blokes you would come across. It’s a big shock.”

Ms Redpath said a gala day was being planned for later this year as a fundraiser, but a 100-club raffle would be held during Saturday’s matches with all proceeds going to Mr Hahn’s family.

Argenton United Football Club have pledged to donate the proceeds of a club BBQ.

Other clubs have expressed their condolences.

Mr Nesbitt said the over-35s team had cancelled this weekend’s match but players had vowed to continue playing this season in honour of their mate.

“Hahny loved his football and he’d want us to play on,” he said. “But we’re going to have this weekend off.

“We will definitely resume the following week. I think we owe it to him to keep on playing. He was a champion, he will be sorely missed.”

It’s been a tragic, tragic event. He was one of the most likeable, genuine blokes you would come across. It’s a big shock

South Cardiff club president Cindy Redpath



Stuart Munro is feeling heartbroken.

Yesterday was a day full of highs and tragic lows.. 2 minutes before Mel came into check point 4, I received a call letting me know about the sudden tragic loss of a great mate and team mate Adam Hahn (Hahny) who died playing the game he loves during our soccer game.
Having to stay strong for Mel while trying to come to terms with the news was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.
My thoughts and condolences go out to Rachel, Eli and Seth. Words can’t possibly express what you are going through at this sad and tragic time..
To my Southy O35 Brothers, knowing how I’m feeling not being there, would be nothing in comparison to the traumatic experience you guys dealt with at the game.
Hahny you were one of the good ones mate. Your quick Witt and stories were legendary mate. Our conversations and great laughs are going to be sorely missed.
The team has lost a larger than life character and will find it hard to go on without you mate. But we will. It’s what you would want.
Vale Hahny “you Goober”
Cheers mate. Green Dream