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April 3, 2014

Michael J. Hawxhurst

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Michael J. Hawxhurst, 55, of Portland, Ore., died unexpectedly March 24, 2014.

He was born July 9, 1958. He was a graduate of Cooperstown Central School and Milford BOCES.

He served in the Persian Gulf in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1977, during the Iranian hostage crisis. He was a cook in Virginia and Lake Tahoe, Calif., before moving to Arizona.

He settled in Portland in 2007.

He leaves behind sisters, Denise Hawxhurst of Nevada, Cheryl Ellsworth; and niece and nephew, Corrinne and Justin of Michigan.

He is predeceased by his father, George and mother, Virginia and brother, Patrick.

Cremation has taken place.