Scott S. Hawley

Scott S. Hawley, 59, of Staunton, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 17 2012 at Community Memorial Hospital. He was born March 27, 1953, in Larned, Kan., to Laird V. and Helen C. Hawley. He married Mary Kathryn Pervinsek June 10, 1974 in Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Joel.

Scott was a graduate of SIU Edwardsville, Fontbonne University and received his  PhD from Capella University. He worked in a variety of construction businesses and for Blackburn College as maintenance supervisor, Compass Program director and new construction supervisor for many years. Most recently, he was a professor in the business department of Blackburn.

Scott was an active member of St. Michael’s Church and choir. A long time musician with the Alton Symphony Orchestra, he also performed with the Looking Glass Theater Orchestra and other community bands. He was a member and past president of the Macoupin County Mental Health Board, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a scout leader for Staunton Pack #33 and Hamel Troop #91. He also coached little league baseball and youth soccer in Staunton for many years.

Scott was dedicated to the Alton Symphony where he was oboist, librarian, webmaster and a board member. A former Eagle Scout, he was a strong supporter of that program. He loved Ford Mustangs and classic cars, John Wayne westerns, the St. Louis Cardinals, business and technology and animals, especially his adopted family pets.

Surviving are his wife, Mary K.; one daughter, Erin (Evan) McRae, of St. Louis; one son, Joel (Veronica) Hawley, of Richmond, Texas; one granddaughter, Anya; his mother, Helen; one brother, Kevin (Cathie) Hawley, of Salina, Kan.; and one niece, Brenna, of Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from 9-11 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton.

A memorial mass will follow Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m., also at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with the Rev. George Radosevich officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Benld Adopt-A-Pet (PO Box 53, Benld, IL 62009); Alton Symphony Orchestra (PO Box 1205, Alton, IL 62002); Blackburn College (700 College Ave., Carlinville, IL 62626); or St. Michael’s Catholic Church (428 E. North St., Staunton, IL 62088).