James Ewing ’55

EwingJames Hildreth Ewing, 75, of Lexington, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic after suffering a stroke.

James was born May 11, 1938, to Clifton and Lora Ewing, and grew up in Westhampton.

He was a retired electrical engineer and avid boat enthusiast. James was a graduate of Williston Academy class of 1955 and of Amherst College class of 1959.

He is survived by dear friend and partner Mathilde Wood; his children and their spouses Eleanor Gittelman and husband Arye of Seattle, Wash., Lora Ewing of New York City, N.Y., Ruth Ewing and wife Jennifer Collins of Maynard, David Ewing and wife Teresa of Longmont, Colo, and Jeannette Levitt of Chicago, Ill.; his siblings Margaret Stern, Peter Ewing and Heidi Kapsokavathis; grandchildren Rachel, Juli, Aaron, Scott, Tim, Emily, Amanda, Lily, Nick and Sophie; and several nieces and nephews.

James was predeceased by grandson Andrew Levitt.

3 thoughts on “James Ewing ’55”

  1. Jim was a special friend during our days at Williston. We were a handful of day students, and we stuck together. His humor was a wonderful part of that small group. I was very touched when at the 50th anniversary he reached out to my brother and me. Though I didn’t make it to Easthampton then, we had planned to meet again at some time. My deepest condolences to his sister and his family. We will miss him.

  2. Jim and I were in the same graduating classes at Amherst and Williston.He had a wonderful smile and such a nice way about him.

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