Jack Rood Ewart, 88, of Warrenton passed away on Sunday, January 7. He had just celebrated his 88th birthday, with a surprise gathering on December 20. He was born to Wanita (nee Rood) and Fremont Ewart of Jefferson, Penn.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Pat) Ewart; two daughters, Jenna Wehmeier (Adam) of Warrenton and Jacqueline Molter of Moon Township, Penn.; a son, Kevin Ewart (Debra) of Aliquippa, Penn.; a sister, Joan Lesnick of Clarksville, Penn; two grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Jack served in the Army from 1959-1961. He often remarked he was on the bus going into Germany when Elvis was coming out. He started his airline career with North Central Airlines, then went on to join TWA where he worked in customer service both in Pittsburgh and St. Louis airports. He retired in 2000 after 42 years. He was a regular attendee of College United Methodist Church until his illness became more severe. He was a member of Warrenton Lodge 609, the Benchrest Riffle Club of St. Louis, and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Because Jack donated his body to the St. Louis University School of Medicine, there were no funeral services. A celebration of life is being planned for the spring. Notifications will be through the local paper and social media.