Lewis T. "Tom" Jewart, 81, of Dunns Eddy Rd., Youngsville, passed away Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Tom was born February 16, 1932 in Plumville, Pa., a son of the late Lewis T. and Gertrude Keller Jewart Sr. He attended schools in the Chambersville area before entering the US Navy. He served during the Korean Conflict from 1951 1955 aboard the USS Salem CA139 heavy cruiser. He worked at PDM in Warren and also at the National Forge as a welder, retiring from there in 1994. Tom was a member of the Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville, the Stillwater Lodge F&AM #547 in Youngsville, the Shriners, the Zem Zem Clowns, the Coudersport Consistory Scottish Rite, was past commander of the American Legion Post #658 in Youngsville and the Veteran of Foreign Wars in Tidioute and was a member of the Moose Club in Warren. Tom enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family and cutting firewood with his good friend Richard E. Dailey. Tom will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by a son Michael T. Jewart of Dunns Eddy Rd., in Irvine, Pa., a daughter Barbara (James) Emahizer of Bear Lake, Pa., two stepdaughters, Belinda (Rapp) Camp of Warren, Pa., and Colleen (Rapp) Robertson of Trinity, N.C., a sister Jean (Edward) Park of Creekside, Pa., a special friend Barb Wolfe, six grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Brown, Heather Emahizer, Samantha (Brett) Jewart, John Emahizer, Tyler Robertson and Landon Robertson and three greatgrandchildren, Cadance Jewart, Drake Brown and Kaylee Emahizer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Lois J. Jewart, who died January 30, 2002, a brother Ronald Keller and three sisters, Ruth Johnson, Mildred Hetrick and Etta Mae Skinner.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville, PA 16371 with the Rev. Mark Fischer, pastor of the Saron Lutheran Church, officiating. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service. Members of the Youngsville American Legion Honor Guard will provide full military honors at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome. net.