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Jack W. Hakes

May 29, 1935 - October 4, 2019


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

October 4, 2019



Birth Date:

May 29, 1935

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, New York


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pennsylvania

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Jack W. Hakes

Jack W. Hakes, 84, of Sayre passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Athens, PA.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Molly Mae Dickinson Hakes, and brothers, Jerry and Leland Hakes.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Elinor “Ella Mae” Gorton Hakes; daughter, Ovel (Gary) Rankin of Cooperburg, PA; brother, Merle (June) Hakes of Waverly; sisters, Donna (Frank) Scrivens of Waverly, Nancy (George) Whitfield of Waverly and Marylouise (Paul) Sutton of Waverly.

Jack was a proud Air Force Veteran who served from 1953 to 1956 and went on to work at Corning, Inc. for 40 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, helping others, making people laugh, dancing, his music and bowling.  He was a member of the Waverly Christian and Missionary Church.

A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4 to 6 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Funeral services will he held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, NY and burial to follow in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luther Mills, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to The Christian and Missionary Alliance office of accounting, Great Commission Fund, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80920.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jack’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Kay
Sorry for your loss Mary and Nancy.thoughts and prayers for you & the family

From: Laura Bowes Joseck
Thoughts and prayers going out to your family. Jack was an awesome man. Sorry for your loss again.

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From: Maggie
It was such a pleasure taking care of not only Jack at the end of his earthly journey but to be there for the family. Much love to you all.

From: Janet S. Belcher
I'm so sorry to learn of another loss in South Waverly.  I remember fondly of Jack hanging out with my brothers, Fuzzy and Gene (Bennett) prayers for the whole family.

From: Mike May
My thoughts are with you, I often leave messages that there are no words to sooth the loss of a loved one, but now I now that your loved ones will be with you until we are reunited. Please take care.

From: Wendy's Restaurant
We will all miss Jack. Such a wonderful man

From: Elaine White
i have fond memories of jack he was my backyard neighbor when i was little. and his daughter ovel my sincerest sympathies

I was saddened to hear about Jack and wish I didn't live so far away that I was unable to attend his memorial service. I've love Jack since he was a little kid and since we were cousins, we spent many times during our childhood at Grandma Hakes' farm in Evergreen, PA having so much fun on that beautiful hillside. I've never seen Jack without a smile on his face. He will long be remembered as a sweet-natured Christian who loved his family, his friends, his church and his God. God bless all of you who are grieving at this time.

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