OBITUARY

Harlton Gerald Hawk

October 5, 1946July 9, 2018
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Harlton “Mike” G. Hawk, 71, passed away on July 9, 2018. He was born October 5, 1946 in Elmira, New York. Mike had a distinguished military career in the United States Navy, serving twenty years and retired from the Navy as a Chief Electronic Warfare Technician. Mike continued to serve his country as a civilian preparing extensive plans for the modernization of Combat Systems on AEGIS Class ships. Additionally, he supported the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland security with program management and writing skills, making significant contributions to the security of our nation. His efforts will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Linda Susan Hawk, sons Eric Hawk (Nolensville, TN), Shawn Hawk (Fredericksburg, VA), Joseph Pilkington II (Alexandria, VA), daughter Heather Hendon (Brandenburg, KY), daughter-in-law Alana Pilkington (Alexandria, VA), son-in-law Tom Hendon (Brandenburg, KY), grandchildren Sierra Aubel (Bellingham, WA), Benjamin Aubel (Brandenburg, KY), Jacob Hawk (Fredericksburg, VA), Abigail Hawk (Nolensville, TN), brothers Gary Hawk (Lexington, KY), Ray Hawk (Nashville, TN), and sister Lee Hawk (Nashville, TN)

Mike will receive a burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date; visitation to be held at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield; 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151 on July 22nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Services

10 October

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211

10 October

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Harlton Gerald Hawk

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Kelly Gardner

August 24, 2018

I met Mike October 2018 when Linda brought him to our Miracles Baseball game. I talked with him and Linda for a bit and what struck me and still does is that he came to that game when it was obviously challenging for him to do so with his oxygen tank and how much he must have loved Linda to be a part of Linda's life/ job and the community service we were doing through our organization. Even with that oxygen tank he cheered on the individuals with disabilities who played the game. He was just as sweet as punch and thought it was really cool what we were doing. Linda you chose well. You, your family, and Mike's will be in my prayers and thoughts.

Shannon Meeks

July 11, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mike passing away . I really enjoyed spending time with y'all in the mountains for the Hawk reunion. He was a nice guy . I'm sure you will miss him greatly. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family .
Shannon Meeks

Kathie Meier

July 11, 2018

Wow Mike you got more interesting as you got older because I used to tell people you were the smartest person I knew and interesting so interesting
You were the best husband my sister could have asked for and the best Santa I may add my boys adored you when you came to visit as “santa”
Gonna miss all your posts mike
You kept it real

Gary Brown

July 11, 2018

Mike and I were friends starting in the 1960's in Elmira, NY. I have great memories of that time and when he and Linda visited Elmira. Although we haven't seen Mike in several years, I still considered him a good friend and he will be missed!

Edward Dalton

July 11, 2018

I met Mike in 1991, right after I got out of the Navy. I could tell by his coffee cup that he had to be a retired chief (If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand). He was gruff, and crusty, and smart as hell. His stepson Joe was just out of High School when he got a job as an intern with our company. Mike was taking him around and introducing him to everyone, and when he got to me, he said to Joe "AND STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM HIM." To this day I do not know if that was in jest or serious (I'm thinking 50/50). And yet, Joe and I became like brothers, and I spent more than my fair share of time at their home. Funny thing about Mike, underneath that Oh So Gruff exterior was a man who was thoughtful, caring, devoted, and genuinely interesting. We spent more than a few evenings playing pool, and raiding the liquor cabinet. He was a very, very good man, and I will miss him.

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