William Allen Hawk, 83, of Allegheny Township, died Sunday, July 18, 2021, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 21, 1937, in Braeburn, to the late William Arnold and Anne Fabian Hawk and had been a life resident of the local area. He retired as an electrical tester after 36 and one half years with Westinghouse/Curtiss Wright, in Springdale. Bill was a submarine service veteran of the Korean War, serving as torpedoman Second Class aboard the USS Sea Owl (SS405), and was a member of the American Legion in Lower Burrell. An avid Civil War and French and Indian historical re-enactor, he served with the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Veterans and was featured in the TV series of the Civil War serving next to General George Meade and also in the movie Gods and Generals. He starred in many other movies and commercials as an extra and as a stand-in. He attended the Braeburn United Methodist Church and enjoyed re-enacting, cycling, hunting, fishing, bird watching and metal detecting, and was a member of the Leechburg BPO Elks. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Priscilla A. Widmer Hawk; children, Michele (Ray) Montgomery and William T.(Patti) Hawk, both of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Michael and AmyJo Montgomery and Kristin Hawk Snyder and Brianna Hawk, and seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Patricia (Joseph) Knapp, of Allegheny Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday in the funeral home by the American Legion. www.RusiewiczFH.com
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Published by The Valley News Dispatch from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.