Eileen Bartels Hewitt, 86, died peacefully in the early morning of March 21 after a long battle with vascular dementia.
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Eileen was a resident of Waverly and the former chairwoman of the Management and Marketing Department at the University of Scranton. A registered nurse, she received her bachelor's degree from St. Joseph College and her master's in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford.
Eileen was a fierce advocate for the rights of women and a well-known expert on the subject of women in business. After her retirement, she resided for long periods of time in both India and Tanzania, where she taught basic business management skills at two Jesuit universities. Eileen was a remarkable woman. She was the life of any party, a talented actress, a raconteur and a rebel. She loved the color red, politics, proper manners and plaid skirts. The world will be a different place without her boundless energy and adventurous spirit.
Eileen is survived by her three loving children and six grandchildren scattered around the country. In Scranton, she is survived by her dearest friend, Dr. Susan Trussler, who cared for her faithfully during her devastating illness; and her beloved daughter, Emma Black, who was the light of her life.
Eileen loved Pennsylvania but will return to Ohio, where she raised her family, for her final rest.
Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Scranton, Theatre Program, P.O. Box 1385, Scranton, PA 18501.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
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418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times from Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2013