Eleanor Marie Hawk

June 19, 1926 – Nov. 24, 2019


Eleanor Marie Hawk, 93, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Sunday at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, following an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha (Crist) Frey. On Sept. 15, 1951, she married Robert P. Hawk and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1992.

Surviving are her sons: Paul (Nancy) Hawk of Hollidaysburg and Alan Hawk of Altoona; and four grandchildren: Jennifer Calderwood, Jaime Karlie, Dr. Haley Holt and Alex Hawk; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Hawk.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Calderwood; and two brothers: William and Herman.

Eleanor was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves and had retired as a proofreader from the Altoona Tribune and the Altoona Mirror.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Lubomir Strecok celebrant. Committal will be held at Calvary cemetery.