Cliff died May 2, 2018, in Atlanta, the community in which he had lived since he was 9.
The president of the student body at Dykes High School, he was with ’69 for three years at Princeton, where he belonged to Ivy Club and made friendships that lasted throughout his life. His visitation and funeral were attended by many Princetonians, including ’69ers Jim Green, Denny Mulvihill, and Rob Taylor. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Cliff earned an MBA from Georgia State University.
His interests included co-founding the Atlanta Rugby Club and many fine and frustrating rounds of golf over the years. Cliff was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, Ga., where he actively participated in its Hispanic Outreach Ministry.
His first job was as an analyst for Delta Airlines, where he was part of a team that designed the first non-smoking sections on planes. Subsequently, his career focused on commercial real estate and, in 1989, the founding of his commercial brokerage firm FirstSouth Realty. He insisted on water rights being included in the lines of every sale of property.
Cliff is survived by a wonderful and devoted family that includes his wife, Loretta Cecil; his son, Houston Hawley; and stepchildren Chris Fadely, JJ Fadely, and Louis Fadely. He lived life to the fullest and showed an unfailing loyalty to the many people he loved and who loved him unconditionally in return.