Ross A. Hawks, 86, of Warren, PA., died Monday evening, May 22, 2023, at John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.
He was born May 17, 1937, in Russell, PA. Ross was the son of Robert and Marian Spencer Hawks. He lived most of his life in Warren. Ross was a 1955 graduate of Sugar Grove High School. He was employed as a machinist at MRC & TRW, retiring from SKF after 38 years employment. He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge #726, where he served as Grand Master in 1991. He was a member of Farrah Grotto, Warren Shrine Club, American Legion Post 135, Warren Moose Lodge 109, Clarendon VFW, and Sugar Grove AmVets. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
Ross is survived by 4 children – Dennis Hawks of Warren, PA., Donna Johnson and husband, Craig of Youngsville, PA., Debbie Hawks and companion, Don Sturdevant of Warren, PA., Diane Hawks and wife, Kim Gray of Sanford, N.C., beloved dog, Minnie, 1 Brother – Robert Hawks and wife, Laverne of Sardis, Miss., 4 Grandchildren – Katie Munksgard and husband, Terry, Jim Munksgard and wife, Stefanie, Kelly Johnson and her companion Colton Thompson and Josh Peterson, 3 Great Grandchildren – Kaley Ressler, Jase Mihalko, Kylie Munksgard, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Janice Kane Hawks whom he married August 30, 1958, in Warren, PA., who died March 31, 2014, and a granddaughter – Kristin Johnson.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday May 26, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Dale Haight, officiating. Members of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge will conduct their funeral ritual prior to the service in the funeral home. Private interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365, or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
I enjoyed all the visits on the porch with Rosco and the family. He was loved by so many. Loved knowing him and will always cherish the memories.
Ross was a great friend. Loved being around him and he had a great smile for us all. RIP good friend. You will be sadly missed.
So sorry for your loss. Extra prayers sent for the family . RIP Ross…
To the family
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I have many many fond memories of your dad and things we did such as, pulling us to the top of Mohawk with the toboggin turning around and letting us go, the time we went hunting in some god knows where place it was winter and we crossed a stream and our boots got wet, the unusual pets he would bring home, ie the skunk, the raccoon, sleeping out. He was a lot of fun. Guess God needed him more up there than down here.
Sending my love from CT. Will keep you all in prayer.