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Thomas Alvin Hawley

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January 7, 1932 - September 26, 2015 Thomas Alvin Hawley, a 50 year resident of Torrance CA, passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at home surrounded by friends and family in Torrance, California. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Thomas was 83 when he died. Thomas was a proud veteran, having served in the Navy during the Korean War. While in the Navy, while stationed in Hawaii, he met a tall nurse and fell in love. They had just celebrated 60 years of marriage this past June. Thomas is survived by wife Lorraine, daughter Meg Ann (Vaughn) and son Timothy (Yvette) and six adoring grandsons, Devin, Andrew, Jake, Zachary, Nick and Ty. Tom retired in 1988, after working as a foreman at Southern California Edison for 30 years. He and Lorry spent their retirement traveling all over the United States. Tom loved to spend the day at various golf courses with his fellow SCE retirees and grandsons. Tom also loved going to the track and betting on the ponies. His many friends, nephews, and nieces will miss his cheerful demeanor, his sage advice and funny sense of humor. It will be those good memories that will live on in our hearts. A viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015; there will also be a Rosary the same evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at 10:00 am. A reception following the service will be held in the Lighthouse Reception Room at Rice Mortuary in Torrance from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Mr. Hawley will be laid to rest at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The . Please go to Rice's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 1, 2015
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