Thomas R. “Tom” Hawkins, age 65, of Lombard, passed away suddenly on June 16, 2021.
He was the loving husband of Patricia “Pat” for 43 years. They were a team that always stood by each other’s side and filled up each other’s hearts. Together they raised a family with strong love, competitive humor, and the unwavering ability to always believe in one another.
The world saw Tom’s Detroit loyalty displayed above his brim (pretty much every day), but his nearest and dearest saw the other hats he wore and loved the most. Hats of a husband, father, papa, and coach.
Countless athletes have laced up their skates and learned from “Coach Hawk” throughout the years, but his three children are the lucky ones to have his coaching for a lifetime. He will continue to guide Jason on and off the ice, remind Kristina “Kristie” that she has the strength to reach any finish line, and always teach Sarah that hard work and dedication will take her to incredible places. As his family grew, he became a welcoming father-in-law to both Darcy and Nick and an adored Papa to Cassidy and Lukas, who solidified his love for family.
Stolen time can be heartbreaking, but time well lived and loved leaves healing memories. He will forever be with us in our hearts.
Tom would want to be remembered in a space filled with bigger smiles, longer stories, and greater celebrating. Announcements will be made at a later time.
Please omit flowers.