Rev. Robert Hawthorne
Retired pastor Robert Hawthorne died on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gene Anna Hawthorne; by four daughters: Christine Chase of Gilroy, Alison Hawthorne of San Francisco, Joy Burton of Vancouver, WA, Nancy Beyrouti of San Jose, and by four grandchildren.
The memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m., at the Almaden Hills United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Rev. Jane Schlager will preside.
Robert Hawthorne served the Stockton: St. Paul, Palo Alto: First, Tracy, Redding, San Mateo: Hillsdale and San Jose: Almaden Hills churches before retiring in 1990. He also served as San Jose District Superintendent from 1978 through 1983.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Almaden Hill United Methodist Church Music & Reconciling Program, 1200 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95118; PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), 663 E. McKinley Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087, or to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203.