Charles L. Hawley | Machinist, 70

Charles L. Hawley, 70, a retired machinist formerly of Pottstown, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday, May 14, at home in Orlando.

Mr. Hawley grew up in Kensington, the youngest of 13 children. He was a painter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard before joining Rorer Pharmaceuticals in Fort Washington in 1971.

20110531_inq_o-sobit31-a
Charles L. Hawley

He and his wife, Helen Bancos Hawley, raised a family in Abington and Pottstown. He was a former volunteer with the Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company.

Mr. Hawley retired as a machinist from what is now Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in 1994. Two years later, he and his wife moved to Florida.

He enjoyed camping, visiting mountains and beaches, riding his Harley-Davidson, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Mr. Hawley is survived by sons Charles and Loni; daughters Theresa Walters, Tami Bryan, Mary Reinert, Lynette, and Nicole; a brother; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the West End Fire Company, 112 Rice St., Stowe.