W. Ross Hawkins ’60 died on May 14, 2017, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in The Berkshire Eagle May 20, 2017:)
Mr. W. Ross Hawkins, 80, of Shunpike Road in Sheffield, MA passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA.
Born December 27, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of William and Agnes Murray Hawkins. He graduated in 1960 from Bowdoin College in Maine with a BA in European History and a minor in French and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Hartford.
A dedicated educator for 37 years, Mr. Hawkins taught European History and French at Berkshire School until he retired in 2003. He loved hockey and spent many seasons as the hockey coach at Berkshire School.
Ross liked horse racing and loved to go Saratoga. He took several trips to Europe, with England and France being two of his top places to visit.
Ross is survived by his wife Joyce Budinski Hawkins, along with two sons, Leigh Hawkins and wife Deborah and son Scott Hawkins and wife Natalie. He also leaves two granddaughters, Samantha and Sydney.
He was predeceased by his first wife Jeanne Cushing Hawkins in 1996.