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William Hewitt

May 12, 1936 December 25, 2008
William Hewitt
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Obituary for William Hewitt

REGIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE GREENE COUNTY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYWilliam N. "Billy" Hewitt, 72, of Wind Ridge, Pa. died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 2008 in the Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, Pa. after being in failing health for the past year.He was born May 12, 1936 in Richhill Twp. Greene Co. Pa. a son of the late William Edward and Dortha Virginia Whipkey Hewitt.Mr. Hewitt was a 1954 graduate of the former Richhill Twp. High School in Wind Ridge and a 1955 graduate of the former Stenotype Institute of Pittsburgh.He had resided in the Pocono's, Germany and New Jersey prior to returning to Greene County following his retirement in 1992.Mr. Hewitt was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Richhill Twp. and has served as the secretary/treasurer for the church cemetery board of directors for the past several years.He was employed by the Department of the Army in various locations for approximately 37 years prior to retiring in 1992 as a supervisor with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. where he was recognized for his excellence in job performance on several occasions.Mr. Hewitt enjoyed the time he spent in Germany with his work, from which he was able to travel the world and following retirement enjoyed his several trips to Disney Word as long as his health permitted.He was a member and past master of the Aleppo Grange 2054, the Pomona, State and National Granges, and served as Regional President of the Greene County American Cancer Society where he was a dedicated volunteer with the Relay for Life and Daffodil Days, a member and current president of the West Greene Area Lions Club, a member of the Warrior Trail Association, member and officer with the Mason-Dixon Park, a judge for the Richhill Twp. board of elections, member of the Republican National and local Committees, and a founding coordinator with the former Pioneer Festival for 10 years, served on the board of directors of the Greene County Historical Society Museum.Surviving are his caregivers, Sonny and Donna Tharp of Wind Ridge and several cousins.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. Aleppo Grange 2054 will hold a memorial service in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday.

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