HOUSTON, TX - John E. Hawley, 73, formerly of Springfield, IL, passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
Born Feb. 26, 1940, to Irving H. and Mary E. Hawley, he graduated from Springfield High School in 1958. He earned a bachelor's degree from SIU in Carbondale; a master's degree from Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; and a PhD in Oceanography from Oregon State in Corvallis, OR.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Martha Isaacson.
Survived by his daughter, Christina (Murat) Yaman, and two granddaughters, all of Houston, Texas; sister, Millie Hellyer of Springfield; six nieces and nephews, including Kim Dresch of Chatham and Brad Milliman of Springfield.
A private family service was held.