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John Joseph Hewitt

John Joseph Hewitt, 91, passed away December 25, 2014 from complications of Alzheimer's. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean; daughter, Kathy and her husband Greg; and granddaughter, Robyn.
John was born June 13, 1923 in Gross Point, Michigan. He served in the Army during WWII, then returned to school and completed his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry. Upon graduation he accepted a position with the DuPont Company. John and Jean were married in 1949, had two children Tom (deceased) and Kathy. In 1969 the family moved to Palos Verdes Estates, California where he was DuPont West Coast Manager of Knit Wear.Upon retirement, John, taught Chemistry and Math at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
John was an avid scuba diver and graduated from the LA County Advanced Course. John also loved to travel, grow Cymbidium Orchids, and spend time with his friends and family.
There will be no memorial service at the deceased request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silverado Senior Living, 514 N. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 or a . Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2015
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