John P. Dewar

07/20/2015 4:00 PM |

John P. “Jack” Dewar of Southold died at his home July 18, 2015. He was 68. 

He was born in Queens, June 21, 1947, to John and Julia (née Cashner) Dewar. Raised in Massapequa, he was a graduate of Massapequa High School where he excelled in sports.

On April 1, 1982, he married Carolyn M. (née Zukas) in Southold. Jack had worked for many years at Plum Island Animal Disease Center and later at Calverton National Cemetery. During the evenings, he worked at King Kullen in Cutchogue.

Jack enjoyed fishing and Sudoku puzzles.

Predeceased by his wife Carolyn M. Dewar on January 29, 2014, he is survived by his step-children: Michael (Lynn) Eckhardt of Southold, Michelle Eckhardt of Southold and Melissa (Tim) McGowan of Mattituck; siblings: Jean Kane of Virginia, Carole Powell of Florida and Jim Dewar of Upstate, New York; six grandchildren, Shannon Chute, Jeremy Eckhardt, Kaela and Collin McGowan and Nicholas and Justin Eckhardt and a great-granddaughter, Ariana Chute.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Interment, with U.S. Air Force honors will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Arizona 85062-8960, would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.

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