John Robert Hawkins Obituary

Date of Birth:

Thursday, December 27th, 1934

Date of Death:

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Funeral Home:

Redden Funeral Home
325 West 14th Street
New York City, New York, UNITED STATES


HAWKINS, John R., 78, died at

home in New York on January

9, 2013, of lung disease. Raised

in Walpole, Mass., he moved to

New York after graduating from

Haverford College in music in

1956. He studied with Martha

Graham; taught English and

drama at Berkeley Carroll and

Rye Country Day schools;

edited at W. W. Norton, Downe

Publishing, and Franklin

Library; and earned his MSW at

New York University and

practiced psychotherapy. He

lived also in Sag Harbor,

growing flowers with a passion.

He inspired many; encouraged

those in Circle Repertory; and

sang with the New York City

Gay Men’s Chorus. His brothers

Sherman, Richard, and James,

his sister, Mary Sachs, fourteen

nieces and nephews, and twentyone

great-nieces and nephews

survive him; his brother Edward

died in 2010. Robert Chodo

Campbell, for whom he was a

mentor and friend, also survives

him. His longtime partner,

James E. Baker, a diplomat with

the Department of State and the

UN, died in 2001. Visiting hours

Sunday, January 13, 2013 from1:00-5:00, No

flowers. Donations: New York

Zen Center for Contemplative

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