HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Robert “Babe” Hawkesworth -- a York, South Carolina, resident, formerly of Haverstraw -- died on Wednesday, Dec. 30. He was 74.
He was born on March 31, 1941, in Manhattan, New York to Alexander and Minnie Pearsall Hawkesworth.
Hawkesworth was an ex-captain and a 46-year member of Lady Warren Hose Co. No. 5 of the Haverstraw Fire Department. He was also a life member of the Rockland County Volunteer Fireman’s Association.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Tirrell Hawkesworth; children Mariane Bateman, Gene Hawkesworth and his wife Veronica, and Kelly LaForge and her husband Mike; brother Howard Hawkesworth of Chambersburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Tirrell Hawkesworth; parents, Alexander and Minnie Pearsall Hawkesworth; sisters Georgian Morrison, Elizabeth Paulick, Arlene O’Neisha and Bonitabell Bertram; and brothers Gene and Mike Hawkesworth.
T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, 133 Broadway, in Haverstraw handled arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the Lady Warren Hose Company No. 5, at 88 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY 10927.