James Hawk

February 1, 1932 - December 4, 2018
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James Curtis Hawk, 86, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Union Hospital in Dover.

A son of the late Albert and Christina (Ott) Hawk, Jim was born in his childhood home at Bakersville, Ohio.

Jim was the co-owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Contracting and was a 50 year member of International Ope…

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James Curtis Hawk, 86, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Union Hospital in Dover.

A son of the late Albert and Christina (Ott) Hawk, Jim was born in his childhood home at Bakersville, Ohio.

Jim was the co-owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Contracting and was a 50 year member of International Operating Engineers Union Local #18.

During his younger years, he was an avid baseball player and was a longtime member of the Tuscarawas County Merchants baseball team. Later in life Jim was recognized for his accomplishments on the field by being inducted into the Tuscarawas County Baseball Hall of Fame.

He was also known for his artistic and creative abilities. Jim was an award winning realistic oil painter as well as a skilled wood craftsmen who made a variety of novelty toys. Jim’s biggest passion was playing golf in which he was also quite accomplished having won numerous tournaments and awards throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Hahn) Hawk whom he married on April 25, 1953; his children, James E. (Orlane) Hawk of Sherrodsville, Kimberly J. (Greg) Erb of Columbus and Timothy C. (Kristin) Hawk of Columbus; his grandchildren, James C. (Courtney) Hawk, Michelle (Paul) Zimmerman, William (Monica) Hawk, Jessica (Randy) Pierson, Sarah (Chris) Kimble, Samuel Hawk and Spencer Hawk; 11 great-grandchildren; his siblings, William Hawk of Dover, Nancy Chovan of Massillon, Gordon Hawk of East Sparta and Robert Hawk of West Lafayette; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jennifer Hawk; a son, Rex Hawk; two grandsons, Daniel Erb and Joseph Hawk; a sister, Doris Harstine; and a brother, Russell Hawk.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with Rev. Jeffrey Gerber officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM in the funeral home prior to the service. Inurnment will be held in East Avenue Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the First United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 422, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Inurnment will be held in East Avenue Cemetery at a later date.


Donation Information

First United Church of Christ

PO Box 422
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: February 1, 1932
Died: December 4, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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.

 

Kerr posted on 12/9/18

I am so sorry . I have been thinking about you all during this sad time. Love the Kerr family

 

Craig Colombo posted on 12/8/18

Craig Colombo My deepest condolences go out to the family of Jim. Without a doubt, one of the best of the Valley boys.ever. A guy that would gladly tee it up with a ten year old kid.Your passion for the game was infectious.May all your drives be straight and your putts be true.

 

Mark and Elizabeth Levine posted on 12/7/18

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping happy memories bring you comfort.

 

Bradley & Jill Mull posted on 12/7/18

To the Hawk family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Our hearts are heavy with your loss. We will pray for strength to guide you through this time of morning. May God Bless You and your family with faith, hope and the remembrance of memories shared.

 

Brad Zimmerman posted on 12/7/18

Extending my deepest sympathy and warmth to all of Jim's family. Jim has always been so friendly to me on and off the golf course. I figured out that I spent nearly every weekend and holiday morning playing golf with Jim (weather permitting) for over 30 years. I'll always cherish his warmth, guidance, country music singing, putting, encouragement, and friendship given to me for many years. His improvements to Green Valley Course were always appreciated and enjoyed. Best times ever for me were to be teamed with Hawkie and (Jim) Kelly in matches- I got to watch- up close-their talent and competitiveness. Rare guy that Hawkie! I'll miss him greatly. RIP Hawkie, you lived a good solid life and many will remember you.

 

Jim Day posted on 12/7/18

So sorry for your lost Prayers for your family

 

Loretta Farley posted on 12/6/18

Mrs. Hawk, Kim, Jim, Tim, and families So sorry to hear of Mr. Hawk's passing. You have our deepest sympathies. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Randy and Loretta (Garabrandt) Farley

 

Dale an Jean Yake posted on 12/6/18

You have our Sympathy so sorry for your loss, we surely enjoyed his friendship at the Zimmerman Birthday Parties.

 

Ray and Bev Smith posted on 12/6/18

Simpathy from Ray and Bev Smith. He was a best friend. His enthusiasm for golf made everyone day better

 

tom renner posted on 12/6/18

Sincere Sympathy from one of his golfing buddies.

 

Scott Holdsworth posted on 12/6/18

My deepest sympathies to the entire Hawk family and specifically to Phyllis, Tim, Kris and the boys. Jim was a good man and will be missed!!

 

Dan & Donna Glass posted on 12/6/18

Time so very short in life. But friends and acquaintances are a true measure of one's contribution to society. Jim's contributions were effortless and memorable. Many individuals feel the loss of a good man. We will miss him from the daily golf group at Oak Shadows. To the family, we offer our prayers in this time of loss.

 

Justin Agar posted on 12/6/18

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Jim really was a terrific guy who treated both of us like gold throughout our lives. Justin and Nathan Agar

 

Thomas O. Schnell, WSA Studio posted on 12/6/18

So sorry for your family's loss

 

Ronalda rose posted on 12/6/18

So sorry for your loss

 

Tanya Diglaw posted on 12/6/18

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He will be greatly missed by everyone. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences, Digger and Tanya Diglaw

 

Paula Warner posted on 12/6/18

Phyllis and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was a super person and neighbor. Always enjoyed talking with him. Love to all..

 

Bob and Judy Moore, Westerville, Ohio posted on 12/5/18

Dear Phyllis and Family Judy and I are very sad to hear on the passing of Jim. Our prayers are with you and the family to see you through this trying time. Jim was a great person.

 

Van and Wonda Smith posted on 12/5/18

So sorry to get this news, our prayers go out to all who knew and loved Jim. He will be missed. To all of his family, our hearts are heavy for your loss , you have our condolences.

 

Dodie George posted on 12/5/18

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this time.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 12/5/18

Dearest Phyllis and Family, So very sorry for the loss of your hubby, you are in my thoughts and prayers... Carolyn Vaughn

 

Mark Clark posted on 12/5/18

The Hawk Family We are so Sorry to hear of your Loss. Prayers & Comfort during this difficult time.. Mark & Robin Clark

 

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