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Edward E. (Ed) Hawkins

1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Edward E. (Ed) Hawkins Obituary
EDWARD E. (ED) HAWKINS Ed passed on November 21, 2016 at home with family. He was born May 1, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA. His wife of 56 years, Jane Abney of Athens, Georgia, predeceased Ed who leaves son Wayne of Riverside, and son Mark of Vacaville with his wife Tamara and grandchildren Sierra Masuda (Jensen) and Dusty. Following Jane's passing Ed enjoyed a close, loving relationship with Mary Benveniste for the past 13 years. Ed was a school administrator in Hermosa Beach, Sierra Madre, Desert Center, Hawaii, Fresno and Jurupa. His 18 years as Superintendent of Jurupa Unified School District spanned 1969 through 1987. He also taught graduate education courses for LaVerne, Pepperdine, National and Chapman universities. After retirement he served in several school systems as interim superintendent and did consultant work for San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Dr. Hawkins was president of the Jurupa Rotary Club, the USC chapter of Phi Delta Kappa educational society and the EDUCARE support group for the USC School of Education. Twice he chaired the March Air Force Base FORUM which coordinated thirteen support organizations before base realignment. Ed chaired the Superintendents Committee, Region 18, for the Association of California School Administrators. He was a 5 year Navy aviation radioman throughout WWII and a 50 year Mason. Ed loved the eastern High Sierras, hiking, fishing, and photography. He and Jane were world travelers, visiting 44 other countries. He also loved to emcee events and tell stories. A closed family service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Grove Community Church in Riverside. Reception will follow.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2016
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