John Francis Hawk, D.D.S.

November 7, 1926 - March 14, 2020
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John F. Hawk D.D.S., 93, a longtime resident of Strasburg, passed away, while surrounded by his family, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Ora J. and Ida C. (Emig) Hawk. John graduated from Strasburg High School, Kent State Univ…

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John F. Hawk D.D.S., 93, a longtime resident of Strasburg, passed away, while surrounded by his family, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Ora J. and Ida C. (Emig) Hawk. John graduated from Strasburg High School, Kent State University and received his degree in Dentistry from St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri.

After graduating from dental school in 1950 and opening his dental practice, he was drafted into the United States Army in 1952. He served in the army as a dental clinician until discharged in 1959. He once again entered into private dental practice, first in New Philadelphia and later in Dover, until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of the Dover First Christian Church at Dover, the Strasburg American Legion, Tuscarawas County Mounted Patrol, served as six-time president of the Quarter Horse Association and was active in the Lions Club and Dental Associations.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Janice M. “Cookie” Hawk, who passed away May 10, 2017. Surviving are his daughters, Carolyn (Ricky) Beasley of North Carolina, Beverly Hawk of Alabama and Susan (Eugene) Chini of Strasburg; four grandchildren, John (Chessa) Beasley, James Beasley, Neil Chini and Laura (Mike) Nodo; three great-grandchildren, Ace Chini, Ailith Beasley and Mirra Nodo; two sisters, Ednabelle Richardson of Massillon and Alice “Susie” (Roland “Bud” ) Williams of Michigan; four sisters in law, Janet Hawk of New Philadelphia, Vivian Hawk of Florida, Roberta Hawk of Canal Fulton and Gail Hawk of Jackson Township.

In addition to his parents and his wife, John was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis Hawk; a son, John Hawk; five brothers, Bray Hawk, Dale Hawk, Gene Hawk, Bill Hawk and Melvin Hawk and a sister, Vivian Barr.

A private family graveside service is to be held with Pastor John Robinson officiating and where the New Philadelphia VFW will be conducting military graveside honors. In the future, and when people are free to congregate and travel, the family will be scheduling a celebration of life service for John in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. The Geib Funeral Center at Dover is handling the arrangements.

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In keeping with the family’s wishes, a private family graveside service is to be held and when people are once again free to congregate and travel, the family will schedule a celebration of life service in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.


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Born: November 7, 1926
Died: March 14, 2020

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Victoria Hawk posted on 3/20/20

This world has lost a true gentleman. I was lucky enough to call him Uncle John. He was a great role model to me and many others. I am so incredibly fortunate to have grown up with all my Hawk uncles and aunts making me always feel loved and inspired. They were true examples of what family should be. He also spoiled me for future dentist, as he was the only one who sent me home with a prescription for an icecream at Goshen Dairy! I have such great memories of your family pig roasts, expansive gardens, homemade wine and visits to Arizona. Thank you for blessing us with your kind spirit Uncle John..

 

Richard Hawk posted on 3/19/20

Uncle John like all of his brothers and sisters was a good and extraordinary person. John and all my anunts and uncles were inspiring and loving. I am grateful that that they are in my love. I imagine all them who have pasted together at their best doing their best. My love.

 

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 3/19/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John F. Hawk, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John F. Hawk, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Julie posted on 3/18/20

Dr. Hawk was my only dentist from the time I started seeing a dentist in his office in the upstairs of a house on Fair street, until he retired the first time. He was an amazing dentist whose work was so good other dentists know by looking at your teeth if he worked on them! He never caused any pain and was probably the best dentist this area ever had. I knew him through his love of horses too, and he was always a kind and good person. RIP Dr, Hawk.

 

Lisa and Dave Notch posted on 3/18/20

Thank you for all the wonderful times at your home with family parties. My oldest child Victoria who is almost 20, remembers sitting in your garden looking at cardinals. That’s where Uncle John is now. In his garden in paradise

 

Jeannine Stephens posted on 3/17/20

I started working for Dr. Hawk in 1978. I knew nothing about dentistry but he gave me a chance! He trained me and I feel in love with the field of dentistry and went on to work for many other practices for the next 30 years! He was the best boss ever and respected all of his staff. Thank you Dr Hawk , sincerely Jeannine Stephens CDA

 

Lyle A Tope II posted on 3/17/20

Bev,Ed,Sally,Barb and Entire Hawk Family, I personally remember Doc fondly as a child & going to him when his office was on the 2nd floor with Dr Hudson on the first floor on Fair Ave NE in New Phila. What a warm & kind man he was & still is!!! Just a transition we believe!! God Bless you all in these difficult days & may you be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

Wendy Poling posted on 3/17/20

I only have the privilege of knowing one of Mr. Hawk's granddaughters, but have learned what a good man he was through her. I am certain his legacy of kindness lives on through the family who will always love him.

 

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