Roger F. Hawley
December 27, 1948 – October 5, 2014
Roger F. Hawley, age 65, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 while surrounded by his loved ones after a brief illness.
Born the second son of the late Kermit and Gladys Hawley, Roger grew up in Brandt, South Dakota. He attended Clear Lake High School, and went on to earn his Civil Engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines, where he played football and was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
Roger began his career with Texaco in Port Arthur, Texas, and met his wife Anne there. Throughout their 39 years of marriage, he and Anne moved several times, including a six year adventure in Saudi Arabia working with Aramco, which opened a variety of travel opportunities. After Saudi Arabia, he moved to Delaware in 1986, and continued working until his retirement.
When his children were young, Roger was actively involved Cub Scouts, even serving as Cubmaster. He was an accomplished pianist, and also enjoyed tennis, sailing, fishing, and took great pride in home maintenance. He was an active member and Elder of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.
He was predeceased by his parents. In addition to his wife, Anne, Roger is survived by his two sons, Michael F. Hawley (Michelle) and John D. Hawley (Ania). He leaves behind three grandsons, Evan, Aidan and Connor. Roger is also survived by his two brothers, W. Thomas Hawley and John K. Hawley.
Friends are invited to attend a visitation from 4 pm until 6 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington. A memorial service and reception will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cub Scout Pack 29, c/o Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington DE 19808. Please write “Roger Hawley” in the memo line.