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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: HAWKINS; Sanders Francis-7/5/2005-USA/TX
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 00:09:45 +0100

Sanders Francis Hawkins
Born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 7, 2005
Died May 7, 2005 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

Mass: Monday May 9, 2005
Rosary: Monday May 9, 2005 & Saturday May 7, 2005
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary North
US Army- ret.

A Family Man Who Left a Lasting Impression on the World.

Sanders (Sandy) F. Hawkins, 70, a family man with the strength to love and
the power to bring out the best in those around him, died May 4, 2005 at his
home in San Antonio, Texas. He was a devoted husband father, brother,
brother-in-law, and uncle, and when he passed he was surrounded by loved

Hawkins was born on March 28, 1935 in Charleston S.C., the youngest of seven
children born to Ella Hawkins and Charlie Hawkins. In 1957, he graduated
from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg S.C., where he majored in
chemistry. He received his M.S. in 1970 from St. Mary's University and his
Ph.D. in 1979 from the University of Texas Health Science Center in
Pharmacology/toxicology. He entered the U.S. Army on August 9, 1957 as a 1st
Lieutenant and retired on July 31, 1986, having achieved the rank of

In 1979, he was appointed as the first U.S. Scientific Representative to the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization for Chemical Defense. He held a wide
range of positions including Consultant to the Surgeon General for Forensic
Toxicology Drug Testing, and Chief of Toxicology at the Armed Forces
Institute of Pathology. After retiring from the military, he move to
Connecticut where he served as Chief, Toxicology/Criminology for the state
and, later, as Director of Laboratory Services.

He was committed to community service and was a member and president of
numerous Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, as well as the Worshipful
Master of Excelsior for Mason Lodge #3 of Harford, CT. He is survived by his
wife and best friend, Rose; his three daughters, Troy Hawkins of
Springfield, VA, Andrea Hawkins of Cranford, N.J. and René Hawkins of
Fairfax, VA; three sister, Jessica Hawkins-Greenidge, Adelaide Wallace, Ella
Harmond; three brothers-in-law; Joseph Morgan, Maurice Morgan, Andy
Boisseau, three sisters-in-law: Jacqueline Morgan, Ruby Boisseau, Edith
Morgan and a host of nieces, nephews grand nieces and nephews whom he loved

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