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84, Jerome, died March 7, 2018 at his home. Born December 19, 1933 in Jerome. Son of Oliver L. and Cora (Emerick) Ewing. Preceded in death by parents; wife Barbara J. (Hobba) Ewing; brothers Robert, Lewis and Oliver Ewing and grandson Andrew Hawkes. Survived by children Jeffrey and wife Cindy, Chesapeake, VA; Bobbi married to Todd Ogren, Cape Coral, FL and Donald, II and wife Laurie, Tobyhanna; grandchildren Jennifer, Patricia and Joseph; 4 great grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Balogh, Tarpon Springs, FL and Patricia married to Ed Gowarty, Jerome; sister-in-law Lucy Ewing, Jerome; brother-in-law Robert Hobba, Mineral Point and numerous nieces and nephews including special nephew Bob Ewing and wife Sharon, Jerome. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having served in the 82nd Airborne. He marched in President Eisenhowers inaugural parade. Former bartender, bellhop and mink farmer. Retired welder for Pratt & Whitney Co. in Connecticut having retired in 1995. Member of Jerome Post 802 American Legion. Don enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Viewing from 5-8PM Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville where a service will be held 11AM Saturday with Pastor David Streets presiding. Interment Maple Spring Cemetery, near Jerome. Military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. Donations in Dons memory may be sent to Jerome Fire Dept., PO Box 425, Jerome, PA 15937. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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