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Joseph John Hawthorne
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TERRE HAUTE-Joseph John Hawthorne, 78, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away peacefully at 12:02 am Thursday, August 17, 2017 in his residence surrounded with his family by his side.

He retired from the United States Air Force serving from December 20, 1956 to September 30, 1977. He was also employed by Columbia Records in Terre Haute and IBM in Greencastle employed from 1983 retiring in 2008.

He was born September 1, 1938 in Patterson, New Jersey to the late Harold Edward and Jessie Lovito Hawthorne.

After enlisting with the Air Force he was stationed in Rockville and on April 25, 1959 he married May Moore at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she survives. Also surviving, one daughter, Jessie (Randy) Lund of Cloverdale; four sons, Leon (Kim) Hawthorne of Austintown, Ohio, Stan (Veronica) Hawthorne of Terre Haute, Mike Hawthorne of Terre Haute and Darold (Terri) Hawthorne of West Terre Haute; one brother, Harold (Carol) Hawthorne of Saddle Brook, New Jersey; 11 grandchildren, Christina Blanton, Jennifer Lund, Amanda Lund, Matthew Lund, Leon Hawthorne, Nathan Hawthorne, Michaela Hawthorne, Joseph Hawthorne, Garrett Hawthorne, Michael Wolf and Brantley Mathas; one great-grandchild, Bailey Blanton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Dale Hawthorne.

He was a 1956 graduate of Eastside High School in Patterson. He enjoyed watching western movies. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and a wrestling fan. He loved his family and spending time with them.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, August 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 East Ohio Street, Rockville, with Father John Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Visitation is from 4-8 pm Tuesday, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard Street, Rockville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Parke County Community Foundation, PO Box 276, Rockville, IN 47872 in his memory.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, Indiana 47872





11:00 AM
Saint Joseph Catholic Church

201 E. Ohio St.
Rockville, IN 47872

Full Military Honors will be conducted.

Cemetery Details


Memory Garden Cemetery

U.S. Highway 41
Rockville, IN 47872

Memorial Contribution

Parke County Community Foundation

115 N. Market St
Rockville, IN 47872

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