Mike Hawley, age 74, a resident of Bishop for 19 years, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2015, at home surrounded by his family and friends, after a long battle with prostate cancer and several other illnesses.
Mike fought each challenge that arose and stayed strong and positive for his family. His courage and strength were inspiring to all who came to know him during this difficult time.
Mike was born on April 19, 1941, in Bell, California, to Marie and George Hawley. He worked 35 years for Southern California Edison with eight years of his career in the Bishop office as the Budget and Service Manager before accepting a promotion and moving to Yucaipa.
After Mike retired from SCE he continued to pursue his favorite pastime of golfing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family spending vacation time in Escondido and Park City, Utah.
Mike is survived by his wife Pat of 51 years, his daughters Suzi Johnson and her husband Jamie and Debbi Barbieri and her husband Nik and his four grandchildren Jon and Kaitlynn Barbieri, James Hawley and Danika Johnson, and brother Ralph (Bud) Hawley, and his wife Becky, niece Shannon Omessi, and her family Ari and Taylor. Danika would like everyone to know how loved he was and what a great “Papa” he was. Mike was preceded in death by his parents George and Marie Hawley, and brother Pete.
As per Mike’s wishes no formal services will be held, but instead a celebration of life, or as he wished a “party”, will be held September 9th at 5:00 at Highlands Senior Clubhouse. Please come join his family and friends in a party to honor the husband, dad, papa and friend that he was.