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Visitation will be from 8:30 AM to 10 AM on January 8, 2014 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 2121 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM, followed immediately by a luncheon in the Church basement. Interment with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA at 2:30 PM. The family respectfully suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Bobs name to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Musselman Funeral Home Is Honored To Serve The Hawley Family. 324 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne. Musselmanfuneral.com John Robert “Bob” Hawley, 91, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Camp Hill and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away on December 22, 2014 at his Florida home. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born on April 7, 1923 in Richmond, Indiana, the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Huber) Hawley and was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances C. (Waldron) Hawley, a son, William J. Hawley, and his brothers, James Hawley and Thomas Hawley. He is survived by his sister, Helen Babb (Emerson) of Carmel, Indiana, his brother Jospeh Hawley (Patricia) of Denver, Colorado, James wife Sonya of Sarasota, Florida, and five sons, Robert P. Hawley (Jhan), Donald E. Hawley (Patricia), and Edward J. Hawley (Cindy Bennett), all of Harrisburg, Kenneth M. Hawley (Judy) of New Cumberland, and Richard T. Hawley (EvAnn) of Camp Hill; grandchildren, Matthew, David, Jamie, Kimberly, Steven, Bryan, Dawn, Joshua, Kristen, Karen, and step-grandchildren Morey and Nicholas; and six great-grandchildren. Bob was a 1941 graduate of William Penn High School in Harrisburg. He served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. After graduation from Dickinson College in 1955, he taught history and coached baseball, basketball, and football at Bishop McDevitt High School. He then went on to a career in social work with Dauphin County and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare where he retired in 1986. He was a long time parishioner and youth sports coach at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (OLBS) Catholic Church in Harrisburg where his teams won numerous league and diocesan championships. His 1962 and 1965 OLBS basketball teams played in the CYO State Championship tournaments. He coached teams for Midget Baseball of Harrisburg, including a team that competed in the Little League World Series state tournament in 1950. During retirement in Lakeland, Bob was active in the community and a member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church. He established a senior softball league in Polk County, Florida and played in that league for many years. Bob and his wife Fran enjoyed playing tennis and won the gold medal at the Florida State Senior Olympic Games in mixed doubles. They then competed in the national competition at Disney World where they made it to the semi-finals. Bob volunteered as a tennis coach at the Sandpiper Residential Community which named the tennis courts in his honor after many years of service.'
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