Howard Charles Hawkinson, age 87, of Oak Park, WW2
Air Corps Veteran, passed away on December 24, 2012, at West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park. Beloved husband of Nell, loving father of Kathy (Judd) Erickson, Susan Nelson, James (Emilia) Hawkinson, cherished grandfather of Robyn Nielsen and Jeffrey Kerr, proud great-grandfather of Liam Nielsen, and dear brother of Jean Gray. A memorial service will be held at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park on Saturday, January 12th, visitation at 10am, Mass at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests any donations be made to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60607.