John W. Ewart Sr., 94, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, and Mercerville, New Jersey passed away peacefully Wednesday November 17, 2021 at the Milwaukee Catholic Home with his family by his side. He was born May 4, 1927 in Yardville, New Jersey, son of the late John H. and Helen E. Ewart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Alice K. Ewart in 1998.
He is survived by his son, John W. Ewart Jr. (Diane) of Lewes, Delaware and daughter Susan Ewart-Peschel (Robert) of Shorewood, Wisconsin, four grandchildren, Erin Ewart-Melgar (Kevin), Casey Ewart, Kyle Peschel (Allison) and Alison Peschel-Wolff (Brian), and six greatgrandchildren.
John was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Fargo CL-106. In later years, he and his entire family visited the WW II memorial in Washington DC for his 80th birthday. John also participated in an Honor Flight, a highlight for him. For more than thirty years, John worked as an independent insurance agent in Trenton, NJ, retiring in 1995 to Sunset Beach, North Carolina where he enjoyed golfing almost daily, his many friendships, and travel throughout the U.S. and various destinations in Europe and Africa. He was also very active in his community with public service organizations such as the Lions Club and was a member of Gothic Lodge 270 in Hamilton, NJ. He relocated to Milwaukee in 2014 to be closer to his daughter Susan and family.
John will be remembered as a kind and caring man, with a warm sense of humor, always willing to help his family and others, especially in their time of need. He was a loving and devoted husband, and a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family and all those whose lives he generously touched will dearly miss him.
His family wishes to extend a special thank you to the medical and support staff at the Milwaukee Catholic Home for their loving care and compassion.
A celebration of John's life will be held at a future date.