Gary Alan Hawley, Sr.
November 3, 1945 - January 11, 2011
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Cremation Society of Virginia - Hampton Roads Office
5265 Providence Road, Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 474-9409 | Map
Cremation Society of Virginia - Hampton Roads Office
5265 Providence Road, Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 474-9409 | Map
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GARY ALAN HAWLEY SR. VIRGINIA BEACH-Gary Alan Hawley, 65, passed away January 11, 2011 at Virginia Beach General Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Hawley retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service. He recently retired from the Virginia Beach School Plant after 11 years of service. He is survived by his…

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Steve Scibelli left a message on January 15, 2011:
Nancy: I'm so sorry for your loss, Gray was a one of the nicest men I had to pleasure to meet and work with .........
Gayle Price left a message on January 15, 2011:
Mrs Hawley, I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Gary at Jumbo Sport's and he was a very Super Nice guy.He could make anyone laugh. I remember when the store was closing they were taking dibes on if Gary and I would cry when we left and of course we both did , but Gary was Gary and that is what we all liked . God took a really Great Guy.
Thaynell S Lamb left a message on January 16, 2011:
Hawley Family Praying God will hold you tenderly and keep you close to His heart in this time of sadness, Gary was Very dear to me, God bless
Trini Ashe left a message on January 16, 2011:
Nancy - So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers.
TANYA PARSONS left a message on January 17, 2011:
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you and your family.
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Gus Passaris left a message on January 17, 2011:
Dear Mrs. Hawley and family, I am so sad to hear about Gary's passing. He was a fine man and had a wonderful sense of humor. I worked with Gary and he was meticulous and courteous as well.Everyone at School Plant will miss his winning smile, sense of humor and gentleness. I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family and may his memory be eternal to you all. Gus Passaris.
Kevin & Robin Holliday left a message on January 18, 2011:
Dear Nancy, Gary, & David, We are truly sorry Gary, is no longer able to be with us here on earth,but rest easy knowing he is in a better place,a place free of pain,sickness or worry.Always be at peace knowing he is happy and proud to have had a loving wife and two great sons who will always love him and continue to make him proud as he watches over you from heaven.We just want you to know we are family and we are here for you!
Wendy Doyle left a message on January 26, 2011:
Dearest Nancy and family, Please know how very sorry I am about Mr.Hawley's passing. I enjoyed meeting you and taking care of Mr.Hawley and would do anything to try to make his day better.He was always very kind and never asked for anything. You and your family have been in my thoughts andprayers. Sincerely, Wendy Doyle RN SVBGH
Steven Dessert left a message on April 26, 2011:
Mrs. Hawley and family: Please accept my condolences. I served under Chief Hawley in the '70s. Being young and completely immature, I fought his every attempt to make me grow up. A few months before I got out of the service, the Chief caught me with contraband on the ship. A lesser man would have taken this opportunity to exact revenge for all the grief I had given him. Instead, he told me he'd let me go if I promised to do something useful with my life. I promised. I would have promised anything! I’ve thought of that moment often over the years... dealing with my own immature teenager, or when I was unsure about giving someone another chance. Remembering the break Chief Hawley gave me often helped me make the right decision. The Chief probably never realized what an indelible mark he left on me. Its unfortunate that I never had the chance to tell him. He was a good man, and I’m sure he is missed by his family and friends. Fair winds and following seas, Chief.
David Jones left a message on April 26, 2011:
Dear Hawley Family, Please accept my belated, but heartfelt condolences on the Chief's passing. I had the very good fortune to have worked for him on USS Independence from 1977-1978. Besides being an all around good person, he was a great leader, mentor and role model for us young sailors, and I am VERY grateful that he was there for us. He always took care of his men! Rest in Peace Shipmate!
Linda Cotton Waelde left a message on September 8, 2011:
RIP Gary. So sorry I was unable to reconnect with you. I always wanted to tell you how proud I was of you when you joined the Navy. God had other plans for us both in life. May your family find comfort in their memories of you. I think of you at the Veterans Celebrations that I attend. You will forever be a part of my childhood.
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