Brethren –

It is my sad duty to report on the death of Br. G. Wayne Hawk, who put down the working tools on August 27, 2017, at age 89.

We just learned of his passing yesterday, so there will not be a request for a Masonic funeral. His obituary notice is reprinted below.

HAWK – G. Wayne
August 27, 2017, of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of Charline “Bunkie”. Dearest father of George Jr. (Carolyn), David and John (Colleen) Hawk. Cherished grandfather of Casey, Maeve, Claire and Gavin Hawk. Dear brother of the late Betty Jane Brown. Also survived by 1 niece and 2 nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 5-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY. Funeral services will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church, East Aurora on Saturday at 11:00 AM. If desired contributions may be made to HospiceBuffalo, Inc. Online condolences may be shared at www.woodfh.com

“Most glorious God! author of all good and giver of all mercy! pour down Thy blessings upon us, and strengthen our solemn engagements with the ties of sincere affection! May the present instance of mortality remind us of our approaching fate, and draw our attention toward Thee, the only refuge in time of need! that, when the awful moment shall arrive, that we are about to quit this transitory scene, the enlivening prospect of Thy mercy may dispel the gloom of death; and after our departure hence in peace, and in Thy favor, may we be received into Thine everlasting kingdom, to enjoy, in union with the souls of our departed friends, the just reward of a pious and virtuous life. Amen.”