Edward R. McEwen Jr.
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McEwen, Jr., Edward R.

September 14, 1940 - June 12, 2020

Edward McEwen was born on the West Side of Chicago to Edward R. McEwen, Sr. and Julia B. McEwen. He would be the 1st of six children. Edward graduated from Farragut High School and was drafted into the Army in 1965. While in the Vietnam War Edward was trained and worked as an Aircraft and Helicopter Mechanic. Upon returning from the war and being honorably discharged from the Army Edward married his love Diane Mosely. Diane and Edward proceeded to have two children and raised them and his stepson together. Edward blessed many people with his presence in the jobs he held, but mostly while he was a Chicago Police Officer for 35 years retiring from the 1st district. Edward was an avid photographer and loved to spend time traveling with his wife and family. Edward and Diane were married for 53 years and resided on the South Side of Chicago, frequently traveling. Edward lost the love of his life, friend, partner and mother of his children Diane on June 5th 2020 seven days prior to his homegoing. Edward leaves behind one daughter, Sheryl McEwen and two sons, Edward R. McEwen III and Robert T. Waters. Edward leaves behind brothers, sisters, grand and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends whose memory of him will be cherished and reminisced forever. Edwards' strong admirable presence and unwavering strength was felt and is known with everyone he knew, it will resonate and be cherished forever. We take comfort in knowing that he and his wife are together forever in love.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 28, 2020.
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September 23, 2020
Dad, you were my greatest role model. I didn't realize how much until you were gone. I miss you more than anyone will ever know. I never knew how much you would impact my life with your words. Never realized how amazing you really were. You were incredible in all that you've done. Thank you dad.
I will see you again
July 6, 2020
I worked with Eddie when I first joined the CPD and was assigned to the 001st district. I always will have fond memories of him. May his memory live in your hearts forever.
Richard Fletchall
June 30, 2020
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Edward and his wife. I had the pleasure of attending Farragut High School with him. He was always kind, considerate and willing to help everyone. God gave us a wonderful man.
Peace be with you all.
Adrian Mary Cimmer Charniak
June 28, 2020
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Ed will be remembered at the next Police Mass.

In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
June 28, 2020
Great guy. Loved being a police officer on foot patrol downtown Chicago. Greeted everyone with a smile. Nothing but good memories of Eddie.
Edward J LeCompte
June 27, 2020
RIP Edward. Your welcoming smile will truly be missed.
June 27, 2020
Sincere condolences and prayers to the McEwen and Waters families from the Demery family.
Carolyn Demery
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