Carl F. Hakes, 79, of Armstrong Township, died on May 14, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 16, 1933, in Loyalsock Township, the son of George and Margaret Meyer Hakes.
Carl retired from Kellogg's and was a 41-year member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served his country during the Korean Conflict and competed on the rifle and pistol team at Camp Carson, Colorado. He was a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post No. 104, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 970, L.O.O.M. No. 145, and supported Mooseheart. Carl was a tinkerer and loved fixing things, especially cars. In earlier years, Carl was an avid hunter but more recently he enjoyed befriending the small critters that visited with him on his deck. He especially enjoyed the hummingbirds and feeding the chipmunks by hand. Above all he truly loved his family.
He was preceded by his parents; a daughter, Karen Bowers Ritter; a sister, Dorothy Williams; and a brother, David.
Surviving is his wife, the former Dorothy M. Charlton Bowers, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage; children, Holly D. Pettit of Avis, Melody L. Ditzler and K. Glen Bowers, both of Williamsport; a brother, George (Esther) Hakes of Old Lycoming Township; a sister, Nan (Clyde) Quimby of Trout Run; seven grandchildren, Eileen Hughes, Fred Pettit III, Dana Ditzler, Joseph Ritter, Noah Ritter, Sarah Ritter and Kelsey Scott; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family with Rev. R. Kenneth Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Lycoming Co. Korean War Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moose Heart Charity, c/o Moose Lodge No. 145, 1219 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702 or The American Heart Association, Northeastern PA District, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.