Charles H. Hewitt

Jan. 12, 2013

Charles H. Hewitt, 90, of Westmoreland Avenue, Kingston, died on Saturday 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 the Army 5th Air Force. He received the Air Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster 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 VFW Post 283 in Kingston.

Surviving are his wife, Leah E. Hewitt, whom he was married to for 67 years; daughters, Nancy and her husband, James Sawicki, Bear, Del.; Carol, Harding; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m.. 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 on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of Charles to the Shriners Hospital for Children at

For any information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at


Published in Times Leader on Jan. 14, 2013