Robert C. Hewitt, 89, of Main Street, South Glens Falls, passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, following a short illness surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 16, 1920, in Plattsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert and Johanna (Jackstadt) Hewitt.
Robert was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired in 1982 as a conductor for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad in Saratoga Springs.
In his early years, he enjoyed camping, and attending sporting events for his kids and enjoyed afternoon rides with his wife.
He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Sophie Zakrzewski Hewitt, who died in 2001; one brother, Donald Hewitt; and one sister, Marena McLaughlin.
A Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with the Rev. Francis Dunbar officiating. Interment followed at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall with full military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Robert’s name to the Community Hospice of Saratoga,
or the Charles R. Wood Center at Glens Falls Hospital,