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It is with a heavy heart that I was informed by his family
that Al Hawk Founding Charter Member 5 passed away on
October 15,2018. See Obituary below......
Obituary of Albert Hawk
Dansville- Albert William Hawk age 88, passed away late Monday
night October 15, 2018, at Noyes Memorial Hospital following an
He was born in Dansville on July 23, 1930, a son of the late Edward
A. and Fanny (Andres) Hawk, He was also predeceased by a son,
Stephen Hawk and a brother, Duane Hawk. On April 21, 1951 he
was married to Janice May who survives.
Al graduated from the Dansville High School, Class of 1947. He
went on to graduate with a Bachelors degree from Oswego Normal
School in 1951, and obtained his Masters degree from SUNY
Geneseo. Al's main career was in working with people with
developmental disabilities. He was a teacher and transitioned into
the Director of Education with Craig Colony, later Craig
Developmental Center. He served on many school boards,
including as a member and President of the Dansville School
Board, board member and President of the NYS School Boards
Association, the Rural School Boards Association of NYS, and the
Genesee Valley BOCES Board. He was very active in many clubs
and organizations. He was a member and past president of the
Dansville Historical Society, a member of the Loyal Order Of
Moose, and a charter member of the Toy Train Collectors Society.
He was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, serving
on the church council as member and President, and he took care
of the grounds for over 40 years. He once testified in front of the
US Supreme Court to not allow public funding to be used for a
private school. Al was a terrific advocate for the community and
Surviving in addition to his loving wife Janice, are their children,
Marilyn (Henry) Robin, Doug (Cindy) Hawk, grandchildren, Andrew
(Megan) Hawk, Sarah (Chris) Walczyk, Trinity Robin, Heather
Robin, and Penny (Adam) Leven, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother,
Gordon (Frances) Hawk, Sister-in-Law Judith Hawk.
Friends may call Thursday October 18, 2018 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
at the Hindle Funeral Home Inc. 271 Main St. Dansville, NY 1443. A
funeral service will be held Friday October 19, 2018 11:00am at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dansville. Interment will be in
Greenmount Cemetery Dansville. Online memorials may be at
In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church 21 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY. 14437, or Noyes
Memorial Hospital 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437
Also Tom Burnard Co Chairperson of Southern Tier Train Show
passed away this past June.
ALFRED STATION - Thomas V. Burnard, 76, of Jericho Hill Road,
passed away unexpectedly Friday morning (June 22, 2018) at St.
Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa., where he was taken after suddenly
becoming ill while en-route to his new home in Plainwell, Mich.
To honor his wishes there were no calling hours. A private
graveside service, with military honors, will be held at the
convenience of his family at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.