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William F. Hawkinberry

January 28, 1936 ~ April 23, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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William Hawkinberry Obituary

William F. Hawkinberry, Major US Army (Ret) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 23, 2023.  He was the loving husband of Linda Hawkinberry for 63 years.  Born January 28, 1936, in New Athens, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Carrie M. (Passmore) Hawkenberry.

William served his country proudly for 20+ years in the US Army, serving two tours in Vietnam, two tours in France and one tour in Okinawa.  He was a member of the Gettysburg American Legion.

His military awards included the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Following his military retirement, he served briefly as the Director of Marketing and Administration for a small defense contractor in Bel Air, MD.  He and his family then relocated to  Eastern Ohio where he taught Small Business Management to local business owners through the Jefferson County (Ohio) Joint Vocational School Adult Education Program.  At the same time, he owned and operated a Tax and Accounting Business.

In 1998, following cancer surgery, he and his wife relocated to Carroll Valley, PA and later to Hanover, PA where he served many years as a Senior Tax Advisor specializing in Corporate, Estate, and Trust tax returns for the local H&R Block franchise.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by daughters Theresa (Patrick) Poloney of Ocean City, MD; Kristine Hawkinberry; Kathy (John) Dunnock; Nancy Hawkinberry; all of Hanover, PA and a brother Donald (Kay) Hawkenberry of Belmont, OH.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Maddison Poloney, Kelsey Poloney, Emily (Lee) Hanna, Brendan Poloney, Katie Dunnock, Megan Dunnock, Lucas Dunnock, and Ethan Dunnock, and one great-grandson, Shade Poloney.

A funeral service to celebrate and remember William will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. E. Robert Burkhart officiating.  A visitation will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA, with the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard Burial Detail providing Military Honors

Contributions in memory of William Hawkinberry may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

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April 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Kenworthy Funeral Home
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Funeral Service
April 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Kenworthy Funeral Home
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331


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