James R. Dewar

Tucson, Arizona


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James R. Dewar (The General) 70, passed away May 18, 2009. He was born and raised in Allentown, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Alida Dewar. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Scott (Penney) Dewar; daughter, Cindy Matthews; three grandchildren, Broc Matthews, Brittney...

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Jim's passing slipped by me..My condolences to his family. Jim truly made a positive difference in people's lives. I'm proud to have served with him.."white socks" and all.

Cindy, Scott & Mrs. Dewar -

I am thinking about you at this very sad time...I will keep you in my prayers and I hope to see you again soon so I can tell you in person how very sorry I am for your loss.

Hang in there...I lost my Dad 5 years ago and I know how tough this time is.

Marguerite Valenzuela Brown

I played varsity basketball under Jim at Salpointe during the 70/71 and 71/72 seasons. My enduring memory is of him telling us that what was most important to him was not the success we may or may not have on the court, but the success we would have in life. Given our relatively disappointing on-court results our senior season, we certainly tested his belief in that on a regular basis. And as much as our losing ways certainly pained him, he never wavered in that belief.


I was a student manager for the basketball teams when Coach Dewar was at Salpointe. Coach was always available to the student athetes and to the students he taught in class. I remember he and Evelyn hosting a barbecue for the basketball team, and the gracious hosts they were. I can only imagine what a great husband, father, and grandfather Jim was.

My sympathy and condolences at this time for the loss of a great human being and teacher.

Rick Gomez, Salpointe Class...

Coach Dewar was both my JV football coach and History teacher at Rincon. Later I met up him again when I joined the Tucson ANG. Most everyone I know had great respect for Jim due to his concern for all. I will remember him for his antics on the field and for him always taking the time to acknowledge those around him. I will keep your family in prayer for comfort during your time of grief.

Coach Dewar was one of my history teachers at Rincon. I was happy to have been his student. He was a fine man. As an aside, I was a waiter at the Doubletree with Scott.

Duke Corley

Evelyn, So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences go out to you as I lost my spouse 10 years ago and am very aware of the pain. Try to remember the good times. MaryJane De Valk(Salpointe Faculty, 1968-1992)

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Dear Evelyn:
May prayers are with you as you morn the loss of your husband. Let the cherished memories sustain you and your faith lift you up.