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Celebrating the life of
George "Mike" F. Hazard
April 03, 1945 - February 05, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12-12:30pm - Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Hazard family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” continue to help you get through these most difficult times.

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As a colleague, my most distinct memories of Mike are of how he would keep even the most technical discussion personable and pleasant. He valued working as a group and ensuring everyone's contribution was solicited and included. That expression of caring is rare and one one of his gifts. I will miss him and my sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

David Hale, Arlington, VA

My condolences to the family, please when you get a chance read 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our loving heavenly Father is aware of what we go through an promises to help us endure whatever trial we are going through at that time.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

What a great guy and kind person with a good sense of humor. I always remember his bumper sticker stating his daughter and his money go to Cornell. I'll never forget him.

Craig Locatis, Potomac, MD

My condolences to your family and please know your loss is shared by many and Jehovah God at Revelation 21:3,4 has promised to wipe out pain sickness sorrow and death forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

Mike was a wonderful co-worker, he was always supportive and willing to help others and work with people from all groups. I've known him for about 30 years at SIS/NLM and wanted his family to know that I think Mike was the nicest guy I've worked with at SIS. We will miss him and his chemistry knowledge a lot! May he rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to his family. Lucie Chen

Lucie Chen, N. Potomac, MD

Mike made tremendous contributions to the quality and quantity of chemical information available worldwide from the National Library of Medicine. He was a wonderful and supportive colleague. You have my deepest sympathy.

Betsy Humphreys, Arlington, VA

Mike will be missed. He made important scientific achievements in his career at NLM, ensuring his legacy in science will be everlasting. His accolades including being the father of open chemical information with his cornerstone efforts with ChemIDplus and his support of the daughter project PubChem project. Mike was soft spoken, thoughtful, attentive, and with a keen intellect. His impact will be keenly felt for many years to come.

Evan Bolton, Oakton, VA

To Lisa, Colin and the Hazard family. So sorry to hear about Mike. I have such fond memories of our family get togethers in Darnestown.

Mike Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

It is with a heavy heart that we send all of Mike's family our prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Ann and Michael Davis, Vienna, Va

Dear Sue - I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mike was doing amazing work but didn’t know the extent until I read this. Wow! What a contribution he made! I met him a few times in the 1990s; he was always soft spoken and understated. That’s the true sign of someone who’s confident, smart, and caring - isn’t it? One time we happened to be on the same long distance ride on the Eastern Shore. I remember him peddling fast with a group of his friends while the warm, soft fall afternoon was passing with birds chirping and fluttering over the flat Eastern Shore farm fields. Godspeed Mike Hazard.

Kristi H, Oakton, VA

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May God comfort you during this difficult time & may he comfort you through the prayers in your behalf. (1 Corinthians 1:3, 4; Revelation 21:3, 4)

Felica F. , ,

I was saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. He and I worked together for nearly 15 years at SIS. I would send him requests to add obscure chemicals to the databases and he would always find some bit of information for me. He and I were telecommuters and would share the ups and downs of distance work. He was a good guy who will be missed.

Stephanie Publicker, Gotham, ME

Dear Sue and family, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing, We share in your sorrow, Gus and I are living in Franklin, NC now to be near the children in our old age, would love to hear fromyou sometimes, Love and condolences to you and your family, Love, Shirley and Gus

Shirley Colagerakis, 29 Allie Way, Franklin , NC 28734

We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We were able to spend many holidays with him and the Hazard family. To his wife and family we know this will leave a big hole in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Bruce and Karen Andrews

Bruce and Karen Andrews, Fairfax, VA

Allan and I wish to send our sincere condolences to you and your family . Mike was quite a guy...This kind man will be missed by many.. Sorry for your families loss . Donna Strama

Allan And Donna Strama, Middleburg, Va

My condolences to Lisa, Colin, and the rest of the Hazard family on this untimely loss. I know that he leaves behind many good memories and will be deeply missed.

Luther Jett, Washington Grove, Md.

Mike was a trusted colleague and a good friend. I have relied on his wisdom many times in the 10 years I have known him. Rest in Peace my friend. My prayers go out to his family at this time.

Frank Switzer, Sykesville, MD

Chris, Very sad day. I have so many great memories of growing up on Mashie Drive with Mike and Bob Parnell. Those are the fondest days of my early years. I was fortunate to have him for a friend then and at William & Mary. Would love to have one more time on the golf cours with mike and Bob!

Chuck Williams, Alexandria , VA

Mike was a great guy and I'm honored to have known him and as a friend. He was a rock , with common sense, for Chris and we all miss him.

Wayne Mullally, Pattaya, Thailand

My deepest condolences on your loss! Mike and I worked together for the better part of 19 years. Wise about how to run ChemIDplus, open to new ideas, respectful of everyone on the team, he was a great person to work. He will be missed.

Mitch Miller, Fairfax, VT

oh chris, i am so sad to hear of this news. it was always a special pleasure to be in mike's company. my heart goes out to you and all of the family. love, sally

sally russell, savannah, ga

Heartfelt condolences to you, Chris, and to all the family and friends who loved him. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Pat Branch, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you Chris, Cindy, Caroline, Michelle and all of the family.

John Reed, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

George "Mike" Franklin Hazard, Jr., PhD, age 72, died February 5, 2018 at his home in Savannah, GA.  Born in Arcadia, FL, he spent his early childhood abroad in Hong Kong and Japan.  Thru the years, he lived in Washington DC, Vienna, VA, Kensington, MD and Savannah, GA.

He graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in chemistry with honors and went on to receive an MS in chemical information science and PhD in computer science from American University.  A federal employee for over 50 years, he was a chemist for the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services.  Most recently he headed the chemical information team responsible for the development of ChemIDplus.  He also served as one of the project leaders for the Hazardous Substances Data Bank.

He was a dedicated fan of the U.S. space program and classic science fiction, and an advocate for science and critical thinking.  He was also an avid golfer.

Dr. Hazard is survived by his wife, Christine Mullally; children from his first marriage Lisa Hazard (Tim Lynch) and Colin Hazard; grandchild Katherine Lynch; stepchildren Cindy, Caroline, Michelle; siblings Susan Hazard, Kevin Hazard (JoAnn), Christopher Hazard (Heather) and Eileen Michalsky (Terry), two nieces, two nephews, and seven grand nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his parents, Lora and George Hazard, and nephew Jackson Hazard.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel followed by a graveside funeral service at the Catholic Cemetery, Savannah, GA, at 1:00 p.m.

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Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Hazard family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” continue to help you get through these most difficult times.

, ,

As a colleague, my most distinct memories of Mike are of how he would keep even the most technical discussion personable and pleasant. He valued working as a group and ensuring everyone's contribution was solicited and included. That expression of caring is rare and one one of his gifts. I will miss him and my sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

David Hale, Arlington, VA

Candle tribute lit by Laurie Simpson — Florida

My condolences to the family, please when you get a chance read 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our loving heavenly Father is aware of what we go through an promises to help us endure whatever trial we are going through at that time.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Judy and Rick Dixon — Virginia

Candle tribute lit by Thom & Melanie Sulek — Virginia

What a great guy and kind person with a good sense of humor. I always remember his bumper sticker stating his daughter and his money go to Cornell. I'll never forget him.

Craig Locatis, Potomac, MD

My condolences to your family and please know your loss is shared by many and Jehovah God at Revelation 21:3,4 has promised to wipe out pain sickness sorrow and death forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

Mike was a wonderful co-worker, he was always supportive and willing to help others and work with people from all groups. I've known him for about 30 years at SIS/NLM and wanted his family to know that I think Mike was the nicest guy I've worked with at SIS. We will miss him and his chemistry knowledge a lot! May he rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to his family. Lucie Chen

Lucie Chen, N. Potomac, MD

Mike made tremendous contributions to the quality and quantity of chemical information available worldwide from the National Library of Medicine. He was a wonderful and supportive colleague. You have my deepest sympathy.

Betsy Humphreys, Arlington, VA

Mike will be missed. He made important scientific achievements in his career at NLM, ensuring his legacy in science will be everlasting. His accolades including being the father of open chemical information with his cornerstone efforts with ChemIDplus and his support of the daughter project PubChem project. Mike was soft spoken, thoughtful, attentive, and with a keen intellect. His impact will be keenly felt for many years to come.

Evan Bolton, Oakton, VA

To Lisa, Colin and the Hazard family. So sorry to hear about Mike. I have such fond memories of our family get togethers in Darnestown.

Mike Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

It is with a heavy heart that we send all of Mike's family our prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Ann and Michael Davis, Vienna, Va

Dear Sue - I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mike was doing amazing work but didn’t know the extent until I read this. Wow! What a contribution he made! I met him a few times in the 1990s; he was always soft spoken and understated. That’s the true sign of someone who’s confident, smart, and caring - isn’t it? One time we happened to be on the same long distance ride on the Eastern Shore. I remember him peddling fast with a group of his friends while the warm, soft fall afternoon was passing with birds chirping and fluttering over the flat Eastern Shore farm fields. Godspeed Mike Hazard.

Kristi H, Oakton, VA

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May God comfort you during this difficult time & may he comfort you through the prayers in your behalf. (1 Corinthians 1:3, 4; Revelation 21:3, 4)

Felica F. , ,

I was saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. He and I worked together for nearly 15 years at SIS. I would send him requests to add obscure chemicals to the databases and he would always find some bit of information for me. He and I were telecommuters and would share the ups and downs of distance work. He was a good guy who will be missed.

Stephanie Publicker, Gotham, ME

Candle tribute lit by Mike Gaan — Missouri

Dear Sue and family, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing, We share in your sorrow, Gus and I are living in Franklin, NC now to be near the children in our old age, would love to hear fromyou sometimes, Love and condolences to you and your family, Love, Shirley and Gus

Shirley Colagerakis, 29 Allie Way, Franklin , NC 28734

We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We were able to spend many holidays with him and the Hazard family. To his wife and family we know this will leave a big hole in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Bruce and Karen Andrews

Bruce and Karen Andrews, Fairfax, VA

Candle tribute lit by Bruce and Karen Andrews — Virginia

Allan and I wish to send our sincere condolences to you and your family . Mike was quite a guy...This kind man will be missed by many.. Sorry for your families loss . Donna Strama

Allan And Donna Strama, Middleburg, Va

My condolences to Lisa, Colin, and the rest of the Hazard family on this untimely loss. I know that he leaves behind many good memories and will be deeply missed.

Luther Jett, Washington Grove, Md.

Candle tribute lit by Pam Sauers — Georgia

Mike was a trusted colleague and a good friend. I have relied on his wisdom many times in the 10 years I have known him. Rest in Peace my friend. My prayers go out to his family at this time.

Frank Switzer, Sykesville, MD

Chris, Very sad day. I have so many great memories of growing up on Mashie Drive with Mike and Bob Parnell. Those are the fondest days of my early years. I was fortunate to have him for a friend then and at William & Mary. Would love to have one more time on the golf cours with mike and Bob!

Chuck Williams, Alexandria , VA

Mike was a great guy and I'm honored to have known him and as a friend. He was a rock , with common sense, for Chris and we all miss him.

Wayne Mullally, Pattaya, Thailand

My deepest condolences on your loss! Mike and I worked together for the better part of 19 years. Wise about how to run ChemIDplus, open to new ideas, respectful of everyone on the team, he was a great person to work. He will be missed.

Mitch Miller, Fairfax, VT

oh chris, i am so sad to hear of this news. it was always a special pleasure to be in mike's company. my heart goes out to you and all of the family. love, sally

sally russell, savannah, ga

Heartfelt condolences to you, Chris, and to all the family and friends who loved him. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Pat Branch, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you Chris, Cindy, Caroline, Michelle and all of the family.

John Reed, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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