Lawrence J. Ewing
KINGSTON, NH: Lawrence J. Ewing, Jr., Colonel USMC(RET), 83,
formerly of Haverhill, died Tuesday evening at his home
surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Alice
F. (Clayton) Ewing who died in August.
Born in Haverhill June 6, 1923, Col. Ewing was the son of
the late Lawrence J. and J. Catherine (MacKenzie) Ewing.
He was educated in Haverhill graduating from Haverhill High
School class of 1941, Tilton School class of 1942, and
continued his education attendnig Boston University Evening
College of Commerce. Col. Ewing completed 32 years of
service in the organized Marine Corps Reserve. During the
war he served as a fighter pilot receiving the Distinguished
Flying Cross in the Battle of Okinawa. During the Korean
Conflict he again was called to duty and served as a
helicopter pilot receiving a Gold Star in lieu of his second
Distinguished Flying Cross. For his military service he was
awarded the Air Medal on six occassions. Col. Ewing
personified the saying "Once a Marine, Always a Marine".
He was president of the shoe pattern maker business Lawrence
J. Ewing, Inc. Through this business he had served as
president of both the National Shoe Pattern Manufacturers
Assoc., and New England Pattern Manufacturers Assoc.
In civilian life he stepped forward to take an active role
in his community. He served as Sunday School Teacher,
Deacon, member of the Prudential Committee, and Trustee of
the First Baptist Church in Haverhill. Following his move to
Kingston he joined the Newton Junction Baptist Church where
he served as Trustee. Col. Ewing served as president of
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, president of
Haverhill Rotary Club where he was awarded a Paul Harris
Fellow, director and vice-president of Greater Haverhill
Foundation,first president of Historic Haverhill, director
and trustee of the Haverhill YMCA, assistant scout master
Troop #2, Explorer Advisor of E2 Troop, member of the
Advisory Committee of Lone Tree Council, on the advisory
Board of the Female Benevolent Society, director of
Haverhill Community Chest & United Fund, Trustee and
Investment Committee Member of the former Haverhill Saving
Bank, Director and Executive Board Memebr of the former
Family Bank, and member of the Haverhill Monday Evening
Col. Ewing is survived by his children, Robert Ewing and his
wife Ester of Kingston, NH, twin sons, Douglas Ewing and his
wife Andrea of Weare, NH and Mark Ewing of Newton, NH,
daughter, Catherine "Cathy" Mannheimer and her husband Marc
of Bradford; step-grandchildren, Courtney, Chelsea and Max
Jenkins of NH and VT, Jed Mannheimer of Brookline, MA;
sister, Nancy Burke of Colchester, VT; sister-in-law Evelyn
Ewing of Plaistow, NH, and several nieces and nephews. He
was the brother of the late Malcolm Ewing.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours
Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home,
148 Main Street, Haverhill, and a memorial service 11:00
Saturday Oct. 21st at Newton Junction Baptist Church.
Interment at Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to Newton Junction Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 206, Newton Junction, NH 03859, or Beacon Hospice,
350 Main Streetm, Haverhill, MA 01830.