William 'Bill''s Story
William R. "Bill" Hewitt, 76, of Bear Lane, Chicora, Donegal Township, passed away while surrounded by his loving family Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, following a short battle with cancer.
William was born in West Middlesex on June 9, 1941, a son of James Leroy and Mary Annabelle Rummel Hewitt.
Bill was a graduate of West Middlesex High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking in the woods, and most especially vacationing with his wife, Darlene.
Mr. Hewitt was employed for more than 35 years with S.S. Kresge and Kmart, serving stores in Vermont, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He retired in 1996.
In his earlier years, Bill attended West Middlesex United Methodist Church, and later Fenelton United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hewitt is survived by his wife, Darlene R. Fallen Hewitt, whom he married at Fenelton United Methodist Church on May 22, 1971. Also surviving are: six children, Dawn M. Green, and her husband, Michael, of Houston, Texas; Marylou A. Schwartz, and her husband, Christopher, of Erlanger, Ky.; Dale E. Hutchison and his companion, Kim, of Chicora; Danie L. Dillman, and her husband, Thomas, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; Billie L. Ambrusko, and her companion, Leonard, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Michelle L. Hewitt, of Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister, Sandra Hummel Minner, and her husband Glenn, of Canton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Heather, William, Cory, Danielle, Katlyn, Kalissa, Jerrod, Collin, Justin, Aaron, Taylor, and Tia; 11 great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Dennis, Emmalynn, Graham, Gabriella, Cody, Sadie Grace, William "Bubs", Kaylin, Brooklyn, and Bailey; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Noreen and Frank Moculski, of Butler; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Robert "Red" and Emmabell Hepler, and a brother-in-law, Terry Hummel.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Middlesex United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
William "Bill" R., 76, of Chicora.
Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (9-12-17) in HILE FUNERAL HOME of CHICORA, 339 Chicora-Fenelton Road, Chicora, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (9-13-17) in West Middlesex United Methodist Church, 3123 Main St. For more information or to send a condolence, visit www.hilefh.com.
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in the church, with Rev. Michael B. Coats, pastor of Fenelton United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment: Beside his parents at Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.
Published on September 10, 2017