Richard G. Hawk

Richard G. Hawk 92, of Cape Coral Florida, Masonic Villages Elizabethtown, Pa. and formerly of Scranton Passed away December 24, at Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral, Florida. He was married to Marlyn Beppler Hawk and celebrated their 44 year anniversary on April 10, 2020. 

Born in Scranton Son of the Late Elmer G. And Gertrude Jones Hawk.   He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Army Transportation Corp at the end of World War 2.  Following his return he became General Manager of Birch and Birch Cadillac in Dover, N.J.  He returned to Pa. to operate the Gertrude Hawk Restaurant a division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Dunmore, Pa. founded by his mother.     Later he was employed by Mt. Airy Lodge as its Human Resource director until his retirement.  He was a former member of Embury United Methodist Church where he served as President of the trustees and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee.  A member of Faith Presbyterian Church Cape Coral, Florida

Dick was a Master Mason with dual membership in Hyde Park  lodge # 339 and Waverly Lodge # 301.  He served as Most Wise Master and Commander in Chief of Scottish Rite in the Valley of Scranton.  Coronated a 33rd Mason and an active member of the Supreme Council for the State of Pa. where he still served as an Active Emeritus Member.

Also surviving are a son Gregory and wife Ellen of Denton, Texas, a daughter Janet DeCaito and husband Ronnie of Livingston, N.J., a daughter Pamela Heinly and husband Tim of Shillington, Pa 4 grandchildren Matthew Hawk, Amanda DeCaito, Courtney and Hunter Heinly several nieces and nephews and many good friends.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Dunmore Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

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  1. David Gohsler. John & Lois Loux

    So sorry for your loss

  2. Marylou Mauney

    Hello Marlyn,
    I remember Dick as such a fine man. I’m sure he will be missed.
    Long ago friend,
    Marylou Krause (Mercy Hospital) Mauney

  3. Bonnie Aquilna

    Marilyn, my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
    Bonnie Turnabe Aquilina

  4. Linell Beynon Donahue

    To the family of Dick Hawk
    Sorry for your loss may he rest in piece.

  5. Dottie & Bill Coleman

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of our friend Dick Hawk. What a gentle “Giant” – such a kind man with such a big heart for others. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear friend Marlyn at this time. ❤️

  6. Lynn C Salsman

    So very sorry to hear such sad news. Dick had touched my and my children’s lives for so many years. He became Uncle Dick to them. Marlyn you are in our hearts and prayers.

  7. Eileen Bannon

    Marlyn, My deepest sympathy. Dick was a wonderful person. You and your family are in my prayers. Eileen Bannon

  8. Jane Stetzler

    Dear Marlyn; I am so sorry for your loss of Dick…he was a wonderful friend. I do hope you will return to the Village…we miss you!

  9. Pat Foresman

    Hi Marlyn. So sorry to hear about Dick. Please accept my sincere prayers and condolences from your old Century Club friend.

  10. Jack Lyons

    A gentle giant of a man whos presence was felt by all those around him. He helped many in his lifetime including myself.He made it possible for me to buy the building my salon was in thus securing my future in my career. I will forever be grateful to him. Fran Suchter Owner of Confetti Hair Studio.

  11. Lee Davis

    Marlyn. So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. At least it was quick. Not a lot pain and suffering. There is a lot to be said for that. For you and him. Take care and stay in touch. Lee & Barbara Davis

  12. Marilyn Kubic

    Dear Marlyn, sending warmest hugs and prayers at this difficult time.
    Love from Marilyn and Richard Kubic

  13. Cheryl Cali


    I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that your wonderful memories will sustain you in the difficult days ahead. You certainly had a beautiful life together.

    Cheryl (Ranella) Cali

  14. Bob & Sharon Calzola

    Marlyn: God Bless You. Mr Hawk was a great guy. Sharon< Michele and I enjoyed many sundays in church when you and him were there. Michele would still talk about sunday church and the good times we had even to this day. May he rest in peace…

  15. Sharon "Weinerth" White

    Marlyn, I am very sorry to read about Dicks passing. He was so pleasant to talk with. You and he were a perfect couple. I am glad you had 44 years in such a wonderful marriage. May you continue with your great smile and personality which would compliment his life with you. God Bless You.

  16. Sandra Siler

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Mr. Hawk at Mount Airy Lodge and he was always very kind and professional. Rest in peace.

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