Mount Vernon News
  • Richard Jewett

  • May 11, 2011

DELAWARE — Richard T. “Dick” Jewett, 81, of Delaware, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Riverside Hospital.

He was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Hyatts to Frank and Fannie (Bell) Jewett. He graduated from Ostrander High School in 1947. He was a member of the Army Signal Corps serving in Germany from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He retired in 1984 as superintendent of mails with the U.S. Post Office. Dick was a member, elder and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of Hiram Masonic Lodge and a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion. He enjoyed traveling, camping and dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann (Stout), whom he married April 30, 1954; a daughter, Emilie (Craig) Brown of Centerburg; a son, Richard Philip Jewett of Columbus; grandchildren, Erin (Josh) Amoroso, Tad (Stephanie) Ross, Beth (Eric) Wetzel and Ben (Dora) Brown; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Gavin Amoroso, Gaia Phillips, Atticus and Thurston Ross, Jaden, Kai and Jack Wetzel, and Rowyn, Jude and Lela Brown; a brother, John (Donagene) Jewett of Westerville; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James; and a sister, Shirley Davis.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Robinson Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Deborah Patterson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave.; or to First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015.

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