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Martin H. Ewer Obituary
Martin H. Ewer epitomized "a friend in need, a friend indeed" Martin H. Ewer of Glenside, aged 80, went to his Heavenly Father on September 21, 2013, from complications of a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1933 at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, the son of the late Harvey and Beatrice Ewer. He attended Abington Township elementary schools from 1939 to 1948. He graduated from Abington high school in 1951. In 1960 he graduated from Penn State University with a BS EE and in 1967 from the University of Pennsylvania with an MS EE. In 1968 he became a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in 1987 graduated from the University of Michigan's Public Utility Executive Program. He worked for Philadelphia Electric Company from 1960 to 1991. He was a member of the Valley Forge Chapter of Professional Engineers, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, a member of the special task force to modify, update and improve national industry standard specifications, "Steam Turbine Governing Standard-IEEE 122", a member of the National Hikers and Campers Association from 1967 to 1985 and was President of the Lenape Nomad Chapter from 1972 to 1973 and 1981 to 1982, a County Committeeman in Abington Ward 13-2 from 1979 until his death. He was a member of the Abington High School Band parents Association Advisory Council from 1976 to 1979 and was Treasurer of the Marching Band Orange Bowl trip in 1974. He served as a member of the Glenside Library Board from 1980- 1981, was a member of the Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council from 1978 to 1982 and was its chairman in 1979. He was a member of the Glenside Kiwanis Club from 1980 until his death and was President from 1982 to 1984; Secretary from 1984 to 2008; Treasurer from 2006 to 2008; and Treasurer/Secretary from 2009 until his death. In 1998, he won the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award. In 1994 he won the Glenside Inter-Service Club's Distinguished Community Service Award. He was a member of the Engineering-Operating Branch, Employees Association of Philadelphia Electric Company and was on the Board of Governors from 1970 and 1985. He was a member of the Glenside United Methodist Church (now Lighthouse Fellowship United Methodist Church) from 1945 to 2010 and was President of the Board of Trustees for four years, and AARP Tax Aide Volunteer from 1992 until his death and was the Local Coordinator for AARP at the Carmel Presbyterian Church Senior Adult Activities Center. He was a member of the Quaker City Questers from 1999 until his death, where he was Treasurer from 2002 to 2006, President from 2006 to 2008, and Secretary from 2010 until his death. He had been a member of the Dixie Derby Square dance club since 1984 and a member of the R & R Round Dance Club since 1985. He was also the webmaster for the Pennsylvania State Questers. Martin was a corporal in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953 to 1955 where he served as an instructor in the Officers Training School At Fort Monmouth New Jersey. Martin's hobbies included AARP, antiques, beekeeping, camping, computer, community service, dancing, genealogy, golf, politics, reading, and travel. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Kay (ne Smeltzer), his cherished daughters Kathleen Adams-Holden (Bob) and Deborah Ewer Finley and he was a proud pop-pop of Lyndsay Adams-Byler (Jeremy), Sarah Adams, Daniel Adams, Micheil Finley and the Victoria Finley. He is also survived by five nephews, one niece, and a sister Ruth Keiser (Ken). He was predeceased by a brother Robert C. Relatives and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life Saturday 11 AM at Sanctuary United Methodist Church 1346 East Prospect Ave. North Wales, PA 19454. Interment private. The family will greet from 10:30 AM to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Martin's name to the Glenside Kiwanis Foundation P.O. Box 21, Glenside, PA 19038 or to the above named church would be appreciated. ARR JOHN R FREED

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Sept. 29, 2013
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