George Hawk Jr.

Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
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George W. Hawk Jr., 90, of Erie, died Nov. 20, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services are noon Friday at Gibson-Bode, Erie, with visitation 10 a.m. to service time. Burial is at Lyndon Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1922, in Morrison, to George and Irene Hawk. He married Madeline Francis on April 10, 1944. She preceded him in death.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his daughters, Donna Douglas, Erie, Mary Subo, Fulton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.


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