Charles H. Hewitt, 90, of Westmoreland Avenue, Kingston, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Hospice Community Care Unit, Wilkes-Barre.
He was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and graduated from Forty Fort High School. He served during World War II
, with Army Air Corps 375th Troop Carrier Group, 55th Squadron of Army 5th the Air Force. He received Air Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Closter and distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Charles was self-employed as a food wholesaler. He was a member of Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston. He was a past member for more than 20 years of Irem Temple Brass Band and a past member of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 283 in Kingston.
Surviving are his wife, Leah E. Hewitt, married 67 years; daughters, Nancy and her husband, James Sawicki, Bear, Del.; Carol Harding; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming officiating. The interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of Charles to the Shriners Hospital for Children at www.donate2shc.org
For any information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at hughbhughes.com