Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 1, 2011 12:49 pm EDT


BURKE, Va. — Robert A. Pewanick, 69, of Burke, Va., and Cape Coral, Fla., passed away Oct. 29, 2011, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

He was the son of the late Matthew A. and Althea D. Pewanick. Born in Easton, Pa., in 1941, he was a native of Washington, N.J. In 2003, Mr. Pewanick retired from the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the U.S. Government Accountability Office) in Washington, D.C., where he worked for more than 38 years. He was an assistant director for Financial Management and Accountability and the recipient of GAO’s Meritorious Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

A member of the Association of Government Accountants for more than 40 years, he served on many of its chapter and national committees and boards. He was the AGA Washington DC Chapter President 1982-1983 and the AGA Capital Region Vice President 1986.

Mr. Pewanick was a Certified Government Financial Manager (Ret.). Robert graduated from Washington High School (Washington, N.J.) in 1959, and received a BS in Accounting from Concord College (Athens, W.Va.) in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1965 to 1971.

His lasting legacy will be The Robert Pewanick Business Scholarship Fund he established at Concord University (formerly Concord College) through the University’s Foundation.

He is predeceased by a sister, Mary Ann Schubert. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Carol Ann Pewanick (nee Mathews) formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Also survived by a nephew, a niece, and a grandnephew and grandniece.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Galloway, Ohio.

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