Roger F. Hawley - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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  • Dear John, Ania and the Hawley Family,
    Cheryl and I are writing this note with our deepest sympathy. Losing a parent is one of the most difficult losses a person will suffer. Our hearts go out to you and your family. May God comfort you all at this most difficult time.
    With Our Sincerest Condolences,
    Cheryl and Brian Martinenza

  • Anne,
    So sorry for your loss. Roger is at peace now. My prayers go out to your family.


  • John,

    I was saddened to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.


  • Anne…I am very sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family.

    A Hockessin Friday tennis partner.

  • Dear Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely, Julie

  • Dear Hawley family,
    I was saddened to hear of Roger’s death. He was a friend indeed within the Red Clay family up until I headed out of DE for work. He was my Usher Captain for what seemed to be a long time, and graciously accepted may sometime weak excuses for not being able help him. I know you will all miss him terribly but will find comfort in knowing he is at peace.

  • So Sorry, I could not attend the Service. Roger, meant so much, to me working together for years. the reason I could not is I am working at the PES Refinery in Phila on a Rail Car Project. I just wanted you to know that he was a great influence to me. Again sorry for your loss.