Stewart Parker Hawk
Stewart Parker Hawk, age 74, of Huron, lost his battle with non Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday, December 10, 2007 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.
He was born in Shelby on September 14, 1933. As a young boy, he was quite ambitious, collecting scrap metal and old newspapers which he sold for money to help out with family expenses. He mowed many lawns in Shelby and carried newspapers, at one point having as many as seven paper routes at a time.
Upon graduation from Shelby High School in 1951, he entered a dual degree program with Case Institute of Technology and Marietta College, graduating with honors in 1956 with a bachelor of science degree in both mathematics and mechanical engineering.
As a project engineer for the Sandusky Foundry and Machine Company he spent time supervising the start up of new foundries in Glenrothes, Scotland and Mihara, Japan in addition to his duties in Sandusky. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves from 1957-1959.
After receiving his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Toledo in 1964, he moved on to the Horsburgh & Scott Company in Cleveland. Beginning there as a design engineer, he rose to become chief engineer of gears.
Parker also served in various engineering positions at Union Carbide Ferro Alloys in Ashtabula, Cleveland Crane Co., Dravo Wellman Co. and P&H Cranes. In 1985, he returned to Sandusky Foundry as chief engineer and remained there until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
As a youth, he attended the First Christian Church in Shelby. He was a devoted Cleveland Indians Fan and was a great supporter of public radio and television. Recently, he volunteered for the Erie County Democratic Party. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping.
Stewart is survived by his wife, Nancy McGuire Young Hawk, whom he wed on August 30, 2002; a son, Stewart Parker Hawk of Shelby; a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Hawk of Akron and their mother, Carol B. Hawk of Jefferson, Ohio; a sister, Mary Jo Huffman of Dallas, Tx; 7 nieces and nephews and their spouses; Nancy’s children, Barbara (David) Lazarony Jr. of Pacific Grove, CA, Kimberly (Christopher) Mehling of Lakewood, M. Jared (Jody) Young of Vickery and Daniel (Amy) Young of Toledo; 4 step grandchildren; his aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Don Yarman of Florida; He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Stewart Hawk in 1999 and his mother Dorothy Irene (Wilkinson) Hawk in 2007, and a nephew.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and also Friday from 10-11 AM at the funeral home where the funeral will be conducted at 11 AM by Rev. Brad Mc Bee, pastor of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in London Cemetery, east of Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Academic Boosters or Shelby Athletic Boosters.
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