More detail on this person: JAMES C. HEWITT ELECTRICIAN James C. Hewitt, 51, Swan Road, town of Watertown, died at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He had been ill with cancer. Mr. Hewitt was an electrician with Internation Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 910. Born Sept. 8, 1948, in Watertown, son of Allan A. and Sylvia J. Gordon Hewitt, he was a graduate of Watertown High School and received an associate's degree in 1971 from Jefferson Community College. He later received a federal aviation administration commercial pilot's license. A marriage to Margaret Cooper in December 1969 ended in divorce. Mr. Hewitt served in the Army from Dec. 2, 1968, to June 1, 1971, and then with the Marines from Dec. 13, 1972, to Feb. 13, 1973. He served in the Army and Marine reserves until Oct. 11, 1973. Mr. Hewitt was a pilot in Vietnam from Dec. 18, 1968, to Oct. 29, 1969. He received the Good Conduct Medal, 37 air medals, the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and Army Aviation Broken Wing. Mr. Hewitt was a member of the Army Aviation Association of America, American Legion Post 61, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 782 and Watertown Elks Lodge 496. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1400 and Disabled American Veterans Empire State Chapter 2. He was an avid swimmer, camper and pilot, and enjoyed building things. Surviving besides his mother of Watertown are his longtime companion, Patricia A. Fluno, Watertown; two sons, Daniel J. and David J., both of Watertown; two daughters, Mrs. Anthony W. (Cathleen M.) Biggs, Dexter, and Erin E. Hewitt, Rochester; four brothers, Robert A., Baltimore, Md., Allan A. Jr., Hagaman, Joseph M., Bovina, and Thomas A., Watertown; three sisters, Anne Marie Rouse, Alexandria Bay, Mrs. Mark R. (Mary R.) Whiting, Liverpool, and Mrs. Steven (Frances) Pond, Inola, Okla.; two grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; 13 nieces and nephews, and several cousins. A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cummings Funeral Home with the Rev. William J. Palmer, pastor of Belleville and Henderson United Methodist churches, officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.
Burial information: Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY
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