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Dale Eugene Hawley

| November 22, 2009 11:00 PM

Dale Eugene Hawley, 59, died on Nov. 16, 2009.

He was born in Alliance, Neb., on April 5, 1950, to Harold Kenneth Hawley and Erma Adeline (Colerick) Hawley.

After graduating high school, he spent three years in the U.S. Army – one year (1969-70) in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company and the 626th Counter-Mortar Radar Company. Following his military duty, he was educated in Nebraska and Colorado.

Mr. Hawley met Sharon Ann Searl while working for the U.S. Forest Service in Boulder, Colo. They were married on July 6, 1974. They lived in Louisville, Colo., where their children were born, until 1982 when they moved to Santa Fe, N.M. with the U.S. Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest.

In 1984, they moved to Russell, Pa. Mr. Hawley worked on the Allegheny National Forest for four years.  In 1988, they moved to Libby and worked on the Kootenai National Forest for 14 years. They then moved to Arlington, Va., in 2002 where he worked at the U.S. Forest Service National Headquarters until he retired with more than 30 years of service.

He and his wife moved to Meadville, Pa., in July of 2005.

Mr. Hawley attended the First Christian Church, Meadville, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Travis Hawley and wife Melissa of Missoula; Kate Hawley of Meadville, his mother, Erma Hawley; brother, Ken Hawley; and sisters, Cindy Shannon and Rita Hawley – all of Alliance.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Cancer Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335.

Condolences may be shared at miznerfuneralhome@zoominternet .