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Robert L. Hawkins

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Robert L. Hawkins Obituary
Robert L. (Bob) Hawkins, 92, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, October 26, 2018. Bob was born in Sharon Pennsylvania to Karl William and Cleo (née Troutman) Hawkins. He grew up on a small Trumbull County Ohio farm in the unincorporated community of Hartford on July, 17, 1926 . Bob dedicated a lifelong career at Motorola and was honored to be commissioned to direct the writing on the history of Motorola titled "Critical Connection." Bob was a photography enthusiast with some of his work published. He was thrilled to have been sponsored to fly to Washington DC on the "Honor Flight" as a WWII Vet. He loved speaking with the younger generation at schools about WWII. His "bride" of 64 years Harriet Jane Hawkins preceded him in death in 2016. Bob is survived by his three children, Robert L. Hawkins Jr. (Cookie), Susan Jane Hawkins-Miller and James Carl Hawkins. Five grandchildren, Shawn Robert Hawkins, Jamie Ellen Skime (William), Katherine Kristina Abbott (Scott), Shannon Jayne Miller, Kellian Caitlin Miller-Frost (Chris), Four great grandchildren, Gavin Thoreau Abbott, Avelyn Nokomis Abbott, Hudson Michael Frost, and Tanner Reid Frost. Funeral Services will be held at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road (1/2 block east of Route 53), Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 on Thursday, November 8, 2018 viewing starts at 4p.m. to 7p.m. Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421 on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. sharp. Memorial donations may be made in Robert L. Hawkins' name to "Honor Flight" honorflightchicago.org and to Journey Care: journeycare.org. For information, 847-253-0224 or www.Meadowsfh.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 6, 2018
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