SCRANTON- Harold H. "Kip" Hagen Jr., 62, superintendent of Steamtown National Historic Site, passed away suddenly from a heart attack this past Saturday, December 14th, at his home in Tafton, where he lived with his wife Donna,

His wife works for the National Park Service with the Washington Area Servicing Office’s (WASO) Park Facility Management Division.

Over his 37-year career in the National Park Service, Kip served with distinction in numerous roles. A native of Scranton and superintendent at Steamtown since 2002, Kip made an indelible mark on the park, initiating new programs and forging strong partnerships in the surrounding communities. In 2006, he received the Department of the Interior’s Take Pride in America Federal Land Manager Award for his support of the park’s Volunteers-in-Park program. Prior to joining Steamtown in 1998 as assistant superintendent, Kip spent eight years in WASO’s Park Facility Management Division.

"Our deepest sympathies go to Kip’s wife, Donna; their son, Jim; daughters, Sarah and Ashley; and three grandchildren," said Dennis Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region.

Additional information about funeral services were still pending, Monday.

Steamtown National Historic Site is located in Scranton, PA.