Donald Arthur Hawk, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born on January 16, 1930 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arthur Jay and Minnie Idella (Smith) Hawk.
Before retirement, Don worked as a shop foreman at Star Iron, was a Service Manager at Lellock’s, and was as a longtime heavy equipment operator at Means Brothers.
In 1969 he married Martha Grace Allshouse, who survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Don was a jack of all trades, and flying planes were particularly near and dear to his heart. He enjoyed flying his Cessna 172 Skyhawk. As part of his love of flying, he became Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol for thirty years, the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Waterskiing was also a favorite pastime of Don’s. He enjoyed skiing at Treasure Lake and became known as a waterskiing extraordinaire in the 1970’s. Don’s hobbies included hunting, gardening, spending time with his animals, and with his granddaughter, Lucy.
In addition to his wife, Martha, he is survived by Bill Hawk and wife Alicia of Punxsutawney, Dawn Anne Hawk of Florida, Don Hawk, Jr. of Punxsutawney, Cindy Zanaglio of Punxsutawney, Connie States of Punxsutawney and Jeanine Bish; grandchildren, Lucy Hawk, Idella Hawk, Triston and Gage Bair.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ruth Gibson and Lucille North, and grandson, Waylon Jay Hawk.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
Memorial donations may be made to Lil Wranglers 4-H, Penn State Education, 180 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com
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