7.12.1916 – 7.3.2005
The Honorary President of PCCC Jan Hannelius has passed away
on the 7th of March 2005.
He went to a hospital after a small injury and talked with his
wife Brita in phone still during his last day, but could not recover any more.
Jan was the President of PCCC for 12 years in 1974-1986. The the title of International
Judge was granted to him in 1957 and title of International Master for Chess
Composition in 1977.
He was the Honorary Member of the Finnish Chess Problem Society since 1985.
Jan composed for 73 years and the famous Hannelius-theme is still popular in
Hannelius Memorial Tourney