John Jewett

Jewett, John Persinger, beloved husband of Isabel G., passed away on October 22, 2013 while traveling in Stresa, Italy. Born on July 26, 1943 in Yakima, Washington, Jewett attended Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. After earning his law degree, Jewett went on to attain a Masters of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a member of Middle Temple. Mr. Jewett began his legal career at the firm of Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn, LLP in New Haven, Connecticut and held the role Associate General Counsel at Sperry Univac and Data General Corporation prior to attaining the role of Vice President and General Counsel of Apollo Computer in 1981. While at Apollo, Jewett managed all aspects of the companys patent and trademark filings, major contract negotiations, litigation and public filings and served as chair of the companys Initial Public Offering Working Group when Apollo went public in 1983. He spent the remainder of his 50+ year career as a technology executive for multiple New England-based companies, including Bitstream Inc. where he raised nearly $9M in private equity, and Calidus Systems, Inc., where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1998 he joined Switchboard Incorporated where he managed the companys $95M initial public offering. Jewett spent the past few years as Managing Director of House-Counsel, LLC, counseling his clients on all aspects of computer law. Throughout his life, Jewett participated in numerous philanthropic activities and served on a number of foundations and boards including for the University of Connecticut School of Law and the Boy Scouts of America, Algonquin Council, as he was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Jewett is survived by his wife 47 years of Isabel (Goodman), and three sons, Jonathan, Todd and Chris, and their children. Services will be held at the Sudbury United Methodist Church at 251 Old Sudbury Road on Monday, November 11 at 1:00 pm. The family would appreciate memorial donations be sent to the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 490 Union Avenue, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702.

Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12, 2013