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The Life of David L. Ewart

David Linus Ewart 1926 - 2015 | Obituary | Condolences David Linus Ewart CUYAHOGA FALLS -- David Linus Ewart passed away on June 14, 2015, following a long illness. Born in Cuyahoga Falls on May 9, 1926, he was the son of Kennyth L. and Lucile (Gillivan) Ewart. A 1944 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, David served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of World War II. He went on to The Ohio State University, receiving a degree in industrial engineering in 1949. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and of the wrestling team, which he captained in his senior year. Following graduation, he returned to Cuyahoga Falls to join his father in the Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company. He eventually became president, and then chairman of the board. Under his leadership, the company, which in its early years provided machining services to Akron''s rubber factories, grew and diversified, becoming a supplier to the aerospace, defense, and oil field industries. In 1952, David married Margaret Wright, beginning a devoted, lifelong partnership. As well as his work and family, he loved his community and his church (Pilgrim United Church of Christ), where he held a number of offices. He also served as chairman of the Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Board and president of the Cuyahoga Falls Jaycees; he was a charter member of Silver Lake Country Club and a passionate supporter of Ohio State athletics. David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John R. Ewart. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; their three children, Diane L. Grabowski (John), Brian L. Ewart (William McHenry), and Janet L. Ewart (Richard Sawyer); and grandsons, Benjamin and Gregory. Cremation has taken place, with a private burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls. A memorial service will be held in July, at a time/date to be announced. The family wishes to thank all those, too numerous to name, who offered their support and help during the last five years of David''s illness; in particular, the staff of Crown Center at Laurel Lake for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 130 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, or to a . To send condolences or sign the guest book visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com logo Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 16, 2015 Share [Email this tribute] Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 8 "Brian and Peggy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this..." - Jim Plemen Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of David Ewart Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for David Ewart Add a photo + Resources Send Funeral Flowers View Funeral Home Details How To Submit An Obituary Find Advice and Support Funeral Etiquette Sympathy and Condolence Advice Grief Support Groups Myths About Grief How to Write an Obituary Go back to today''s Obituaries for Ohio.com Back to today''s Obituaries Funeral and condolence advice from Legacy.com experts Funeral Etiquette Expert advice: what to do and say when someone dies. © Copyright 1999-2015 Legacy.com All Rights Reserved | Questions? Contact us | Search obituaries nationwide - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?n=david-linus-ewart&pid=175087519&fhid=2780#sthash.1bi8Yddc.dpuf

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