George O. Hewlett

Mr. George O. Hewlett, 83 Apopka, FL, passed away suddenly at age 83, March 26, 2014 at Florida Hospital, Apopka, Florida. George and his surviving wife, Anna made their home at 3830 S. Citrus Circle, Zellwood, FL 32798.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Potsdam with Msgr. Robert Aucoin officiating. Msgr John Murphy will concelebrate. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Potsdam, NY.

George was born April 11, 1930, the son of Stanley and Grace Hefferon Hewlett, in Russell, NY. He graduated from Knox Memorial High School, Russell, NY in 1947.

George joined the Army Airborne and was assigned to the 11th Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. George was a Paratrooper and served in combat in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He went to work for Niagara Mohawk in 1952 as a lineman and retired as a superintendant, Potsdam, NY in 1992. After retirement he went on to become a Potsdam Town Justice for 14 years. He also served as Town Justice in Fowler, NY; Hermon, NY and Vermontville, NY.

George married his wife Anna Kelly Bennett on April 22, 1957 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton, NY. He is survived by his sons Richard & (Michele), Charles & (Rebecca), George III & (Gina), and daughter Carla & (John) and 8 grandchildren. Daughter, Kelly Marie, died October 1975. He is also survived by a brother David and a sister Shirley and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Leo, James, Mark and Richard and two sisters, Helen and Lorna.

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