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William Robert "Bob" Hawk of West Hartford, husband of Mary Ann (McCarthy) Hawk, died at 82 on January 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Lineville, Iowa, Bob graduated from Lineville High School, Class of 1954. He enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Westover Air Force Base. While in the service, he took up ballroom dancing and participated in many dance competitions and won trophies on several occasions. It was at a ballroom that he met his first wife, Mary (Cornacchia) Hawk. The couple married and settled in Enfield to raise a family. Bob worked as a bookkeeper and office manager throughout his career and continued working part-time until the age of 72. After the death of his first wife, Bob remarried and he and Mary Ann made their home in West Hartford. He was a parishioner of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford. He loved building things, working with wood, and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed Saturday play at Airways Golf Course with his wife and other couples and also enjoyed annual trips to Trapp Lodge in Stowe, VT. His greatest joy however was time spent with his family. Besides Mary Ann, his wife of 24 years, Bob leaves two sons, Stephen Hawk and his wife Valerie of Granby, and Kevin Hawk of Springfield, MA; his beloved granddaughter, Laura Hawk-Allen and her husband David of Windsor Locks; his brother George Hawk and his wife Shirley of Missouri; his sister Peggy Lieb of Iowa; and his three stepchildren, Mary Beth, Rob, and Kathy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Burial will follow at Saint Bernard Cemetery, Enfield. Calling hours will be Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association. For directions and online condolences, please visit