John R. Hawk

| June 30, 2014

John R. Hawk, 83, of East Aurora, NY, formerly of Elderton, PA, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in East Aurora, NY.

He was born July 15, 1930 in Elderton, PA the son of John L. and Ruth E. (Rosborough) Hawk.

John was a 1948 graduate of Elderton High School. He honorably served his country in the Navy from 1947 to 1950. Upon returning from the Navy, John worked for Linde-Air for 34 years before retiring in 1985.

John then, along with his wife Lois, co-managed the L & M Campgrounds in Penn Run, PA. John and Lois enjoyed the campground and their many friendships formed over the years.

John was a member of Good Sam Camping Club, National Camping Travelers, Inc., Griffin Mills Presbyterian Church of West Falls, NY, Indiana VFW, Orchard Park, NY Masonic Lodge and the Coudersport Consistory. John enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending winters in Port Charlotte, FL.

He is survived by sons, John R. Hawk, and wife, Sharon, James L. Hawk, Jerry R. Hawk and Marla, all of Shelocta, and Gary L. Hawk and wife, Lori, of Wareton, NJ; daughter, Janis C. Zittel and husband, Kenneth, of Springville, NY; sister, Arlene Fulton, of Mountain Home, ID; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois V. (Henderson) Hawk, who died on May 15, 2002; and grandson, Garrett Zittel.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, 238 South Main Street, Elderton, PA 15736, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 PM.

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of the funeral services at 11 AM on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Edward Gray officiating.

Burial will be held in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA.

Contributions can be made in John’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Armstrong Unit, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

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