Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Richard L. Hawke, Sr., 76

Mr. Richard L. Hawke, Sr., 76, of Fombell peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 24, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Hawke was born on September 2, 1943 in Ellwood City to the late Arthur J. and Jean (Matthews) Hawke. He had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1961. Richard enlisted with the U.S. Army on October 12, 1960 and served with the 64th Engineering Company with the rank of E-4 until his discharge on October 11, 1963. Following his service with the Army, Richard worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in both Beaver Falls and Koppel as a rail man. After the mill closed he worked for the Alta Group which became Honeywell, as a Melter.  Richard was also a devoted member of the Lillyville Church of God. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and learning about the Civil War. Most of all, he loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Norma (Markle) Hawke whom he married on September 2, 1964, his daughters, Elaine (Andy) Valentino of Ellport, Stacy (Robert) Cosgrove of Enon Valley, and Karen Hawke also of Enon Valley, his son, Richard L. (Branda) Hawke, Jr. of Grove City, his grandchildren, Michelle (Travis) Dietz, Kayli (Thomas) Krut, Andrew (Kaitlyn Thornley) Valentino, Maggie Rose Cosgrove, Bethany Hawke, Marissa Cosgrove, Caleb Hawke, Brian Cosgrove, and Emma Hawke, his great-grandchildren, Harper Krut, Holden Krut, Kendall Valentino, Madelyn Thornley, and  Maddox Dietz. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Cooper of Fombell, and Jane Assalone of New Castle, and his brother, Don (Fran) Hawke of Midland, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Creese, and his brothers, Arthur and Don Hawke.

Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at 4:00 pm at the Lillyville Church of God with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

The family would like to thank the AHN Hospice for the wonderful care that they extended to Richard.

Memorial donations in Mr. Hawke’s name may be made to the Lillyville Church of God food pantry.

Those attending the visitation and service are asked to practice social distancing.

The funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc..


  • Jim and Rachel Richardson Posted July 29, 2020 5:58 am

    Rick, We are sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Robert E Knopp,Jr. Posted September 15, 2020 10:42 pm

    Mrs.Hawke, I would like to extend condolences on behalf of my father, Ed Knopp. We were so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Sincerely The Knopp Family.

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