In Memoriam: Richard Alan Hawk, of Hawk, Inc.

The co-founder of the Alabama-based foodservice equipment dealer died Sept. 4 at the age of 69.


Today, FEDA announced the death of Richard Alan Hawk, the co-founder of foodservice equipment dealer Hawk, Inc.

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Hawk, 69, died Monday, Sept. 4, after succumbing to cancer, the announcement shares.

Hawk served in the Marine Corps after high school and in 1978 returned to his native Montgomery, Ala., where he established Hawk Inc. with his brother, Dan Hawk Jr. The dealer specializes in military contracts, and primarily operates in the southeast.

Outside of work, Hawk was an active member of civic and business organizations, says his obituary. More recently, he served on the board of Trenholm Culinary School and was past president of his HOA.

Hawk also was a husband, father and grandfather to 13.

Donations in Hawk’s honor may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, N.Y. 10087, or to a favorite charity. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at


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