Deane Hawley
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HAWLEY, DEANE Dec. 18, 1937 to Dec. 25, 2002 Deane was born William Deane Hawley in Staten Island, New York and migrated west to California at age 3. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, he developed a love of music and singing. While at USC in 1960, he recorded "Look for a Star" which soared to the top of many charts. He also enjoyed a long career with Syntex Pharmaceuticals who financed his continuing education. He obtained a Masters in Human Behavior and integrated his knowledge of the human potential into his song and lyrics. His musical projects cater to every age group from children to the seniors. His latest CD, sung by his friend Frankie Laine, epitomized his view on how he wished to live his later years, aptly called "It Ain ' t Over ' Til It ' s Over". Deane died Christmas morning in the loving embrace of his family. This special man had a goodness of nature that was apparent to all who knew him. He is survived by wife Paula; sons Brian and Geoff; daughters Melissa and Leslie, granddaughter Nina; sister Stella and countless treasured friends.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 8, 2003.