January 10, 1928 - October 1, 2021
John William Ewing, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 10, 1928. He departed this earth on October 1, 2021, at the age of 93. John was preceded in death in 2011 by his beloved wife Janet to whom he was married for 61 years. John is survived by his loving family including children Deborah (Bruce) McFarland, Candyce (William) Abbatt, John (Patti) Ewing III, and Amy (Christopher) Richardson. He will be missed by his grandchildren Brandon (Abbey) McFarland, Casey (Jess Powers) Zurawski, Bailey (Michael Mattacola) Zurawski, Alayna Richardson and Levi Richardson as well as his great-grandchildren Lilly McFarland, William McFarland and Norah Jaye Powers. He also leaves behind his sister Jane Hansen and many nieces and nephews. John graduated from Fordson High School Dearborn in 1946. As freshman, he played in the 1943 state champion football game, defeating Grand Rapids Catholic Central. John served his country as an enlisted Fireman First Class in the United States Navy aboard the USS Caloosahatchee. He was honorably discharged in 1947 at the age of eighteen. John served as an usher for St. Alphonsus Church for over forty years. He was on the parish council and chaired the parish festival committee for many years. John was engaged, loving and kind until the end. He cherished his family, friends, pets and most of all his wife Janet. John was beloved by his entire family; he had many friends and will be sorely missed. There will be no service. John requested his ashes be scattered at the much-loved lake cabin where he spent many happy times with his wife and family. Memorial donations in John’s honor may be made to the St. Alphonsus Capital Improvements Fund, 7469 Calhoun, Dearborn, Michigan 48126 or online at https://stals-stclem.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/CapitalImprovements/donate To share a memory, please use the Share a Memory tab on this web page.
John William Ewing, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 10, 1928. He departed this earth on October 1, 2021, at the age of 93. John was preceded in death in 2011 by his beloved wife Janet to whom he was married for 61 years. John is... View Obituary & Service Information
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