The purpose of Rotary Cares is to show our support for Akron Rotary members and their families when dealing with the loss of a loved one, the hardship of illness and also to celebrate the joy of a new baby, job, marriage or other events in their lives. Please be sure to let us know any news you would like placed here. Note that health related information is posted only with permission of the individual(s).

Mella's brother, Jack L. Hawk, AIA, went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2023 after a short illness. 

Jack embraced life with great commitment, passion, love for family, church and community. Always friendly, positive, and selfless, he inspired many. Born on December 31, 1945 to Alvin and Minnie Hawk in Akron, Ohio. After graduation from Hower Vocational High School, attended Kent State University and received his BA of Architecture. 

After graduating with a degree in Architecture, he formed a partnership with Bob Wilson, establishing The Wilson Architectural Group. Jack was also the sole practitioner of Abbiente Studio of Design. His career as an architect consisted of design and construction from historic downtown vitalization projects; health, long term elderly care, health care, manufacturing, offices, religious, restaurants, retail and sports facilities, apartment/housing complexes, private residences and much more.

His first and last business dealings were with his uncle and close mentor Gene Calabrese whom he greatly admired.  

Jack was a silent giant in the communities he served. His devotion to both the local and state communities were unparalleled. He chaired and served on many boards and committees – AIA Akron and Ohio Chapters, Canton Board of Building Appeals, Canton Museum of Art, Canton Preservation Society, Children’s Network of Stark County, Downtown Canton Architectural Review Board, Columbus Colony Housing, Ohio Association of the Deaf, Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association and many more. Receiving numerous accolades and awards through the years. 

Cards may be sent to Mella at the Camp:  4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, OH 44319

His full obituary may be viewed by clicking here.


Hello all! 

I am thrilled to share that Courtney and I have officially welcomed into the world the newest addition to the Jarvis Family: our third, and second boy, Beau Anthony. 
Beau was born on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:09pm weighing 9lbs and measuring 21in.  Mama and baby are both happy and healthy, and we have been filled with such joy watching Emerson and Theodore love on their new baby brother.  We are very blessed. 
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share this exciting news with all of you, our valued clients and partners.  Likewise, we look forward to sharing and rejoicing alongside all of you for the countless moments & milestones in your lives for years to come.
As always, we thank you for the trust that you continue to place in us.
With gratitude,
Connor Jarvis

(published with approval of Connor Jarvis)