Michael Hawkins, 76

Former Loyola University dean of men, lawyer and political activist

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Michael Edward Hawkins, of Oak Park, Berwyn, and other parts of the Chicago area, died on May 10, 2013. Born on Oct. 21, 1936 to Jason and Laura (Ryan) Hawkins, he graduated in 1954 from St. Mel High School, where he was a member of the City of Chicago High School Basketball championship team. He attended Loyola University where he later served as the dean of men.

He earned a graduate degree from John Marshall Law School and had a long career as a lawyer and political activist in the Chicago area. He was also an avid photographer, bicyclist, and traveler.

Michael Hawkins is survived by his dear friend and companion, Katherine "Kay" Jeans; his daughters, Jennifer Fox Hawkins and Bridget Hawkins; his son, Jeff Hawkins; his grandchildren Jemma and Beckett Fox; and his former wife, Fran (Finn) Weekly.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the chapel of the Little Sisters of the Poor Chicago, 2325 N. Lakewood, Chicago, IL 60614. Memorial donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor are appreciated.

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