Bruce Hawks

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Born on February 22, 1935

Departed on January 13, 2014

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Hawks, Bruce A, 78 of Beacon, NY, died January 13, 2014 following a brief hospitalization at Vassar Bros. Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY.
He was born at home in Beacon, NY and delivered by his sister Mary (sis) February 22, 1935.
He was the son of the late William Henry Hawks Sr. and the late Viola May (Williams) Hawks.
Bruce served his country in the US Air Force Active Duty from 1952-1956. He spent time in Guam during those 4 yrs. He was also in the Air Force Reserves from 1956-1960.
He was a member of the Elks Club, in Beacon, NY.
He was a parishioner of St. Luke's Church, Beacon, NY.
From 1962 until his retirement he was employed for the Beacon City School District.
After retirement he enjoyed spending time with all his family, especially his 2 grandsons whom he loved more than life itself. He enjoyed taking long walks and socializing with people he would meet. Bruce's favorite quote was 'I did it my way' !
Bruce is survived by his 2 sons Michael (Cathy) of Plattekill, NY and Alan Hawks of Chipley, Florida, 2 grandsons, Calvin and Cortland Hawks of Plattekill, NY. 2 brothers, Vance (Sonny) Hawks of Spring Hill, Florida and Vincent (Cookie) Hawks of Safety Harbour, Florida (whom he faithfully called every evening). A special nephew he was always close to like a brother Ronald (Rocky) Critelli Sr. Many other nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by three sisters Mary (sis) Critelli, Doris (Jane) Way, and Nancy (Morrill) Kiefer, and predeceased by three brothers Douglas Hawks, William (Bill) Hawks Jr. and Paul (Punchy) Hawks Sr.
There will be a Military Graveside service Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY.
Remembrance can be made to Diabetes, Cancer, or Autism Foundations. http://www.diabetes.org, http://www.cancer.org, http://www.autismspeaks.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
To leave an online condolence please visit www.libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 am Graveside Service with Military Honors

Location Of Service
Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nanci (Baca) Wilson January 16, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Hawks\’ family,
    Just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bruce was never without a smile whenever I ran into him. God\’s blessings always,
    Nanci & family

  2. Joseph L. Nocera Jr. January 16, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To the family of Bruce Hawks, you have my deepest sympathy. During part of my teaching career at Sargent School for over twenty years, Bruce and I had many friendly conversations. He was always very happy and energetic. He will be missed.

  3. Don & Carolyn Tomlins January 16, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Alan, Michael, Cathy, Calvin and Cort, So sorry to hear about your father/grandfather\’s passing. I\’m sure you brought him much joy during his life, and that your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. Our love, Uncle Don & Aunt Carolyn

  4. Judy and Bo January 18, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Mike,Alan and the rest of the Hawks Family, Sorry to hear you lost your Dad/Grandfather. You have our deepest sympathy.

  5. Vicky January 19, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    You will be missed Uncle Bruce. I\’m going to miss running into you everywhere I went!!! LOL My memories of you put a smile on my face… May you Rest In Peace…

  6. Sarah J Dunn February 6, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To the Family of Bruce Hawk,

    I am so sorry to hear about Bruce\’s passing. He was such a great neighbor, and was the first person i met when i moved into Hudson View Apartments about.
    i will miss seeing him on his long walks around our complex,and our long talks.
    I know that you are at peace now Bruce. I\’m sorry that i didn\’t check on you sooner, but i know that you are alright now.

    Love Sarah

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