Jack L. Hawthorne

August 14, 1953 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 68)


Jack Hawthorne was born August 14, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA to Margaret Cecelia Lloyd and Jacob Edward Hawthorne, of Hagerstown, MD. He and his younger brother Eddy grew up in Lorain, Ohio. Jack attended Lorain High, Amherst High, and South Amherst High while staying with his beloved Aunt Shirley and Uncle John Blackburn.

He was a wonderful singer and cut an LP with the Saint Mary Choir Boys, Encore, directed by John S Meko. His many interests and accomplishments included fishing, single-handed sailing of his 40-foot O'Day sloop, The Raven, programming robots, riding motorcycles, eating lobster in Maine, painting, hunting, writing short stories, building and shooting muzzleloaders. Jack was a well-respected international aluminum casting expert in the foundry industry, working his way from molder to manager of Mansfield Brass and Aluminum Company, as well as trouble-shooting and growing sales for other firms. He joined the Marines during the Vietnam era and had many adventures along the way.

Jack is best unknown as the heroic Burt Reynolds-esque lead in the film "100 Moons" directed by Jim Cataldo. In recent years Jack has enjoyed rescuing dogs, cats, alpacas, and horses on his 15 acres in Berlin Heights. He thought about moving to Florida but was too young.

He is survived by his brother Eddy (Susie Q) of Denver, Colorado; his son Jack of Amherst, Ohio; nephew, Ian; niece, Quaintance; uncle and aunt, John and Shirley Blackburn and family of Florida; his wife, Diana; stepdaughters, Alejandra McCord, of Baltimore, MD and Meredith McCord, of Raleigh, NC; and Moochie and Saul Torres and other loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Margaret (Lloyd) Hawthorne.

Friends may call on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights, where services will also be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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Donations can be made in his memory to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172 or USO Department WS at PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090.

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Public Viewing
December 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home
38 South Street
Berlin Heights, OH 44814

Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home
38 South Street
Berlin Heights, OH 44814

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