William "Bill" Hewitt, 80, passed away April 28, 2013 after a long illness. |
He was the son of the late Vera Hewitt, a New York City school teacher, and William Fergus Hewitt, chief engineer of the steamship Mauritania. Trained as an electrical engineer at Columbia University, Bill designed autopilots for B-52 bombers and, after enlisting in the Navy, helped develop missile systems for the military. Upon his discharge, he moved to Ohio and designed interstate highway bridges in the Akron area.
Bill earned his law degree from the University of Akron in 1963 as part of the first graduating class from the School of Law. He specialized as a plaintiff's trial lawyer. In addition to various legal associations, Bill was a past member of the Akron City Club, Cascade Club, and Fairlawn Country Club, and former president of the Fairlawn Heights Association. He was also active in the National Railroad Association, pursing his 50 year hobby in model railroading.
Bill is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Joyce; son, William Scott; step-son, David Dauson of Florida; beloved daughters, Kathleen Arnold of California and Mary Elizabeth Veale; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Per Bill's request, there will be no services.
(ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 5, 2013