Colonel Richard E. Jewett, US Army Retired
December 30, 1933 - June 9, 2023
Richard Edwin “Dick” Jewett, age 89, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Born in Huntington, OH, on December 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Ford Murray and Cecile Rosemond (Kemery) Jewett. Dick served 28 years in the U.S. Army, was a veteran of the Korean Occupation and the Vietnam War, and he served multiple overseas tours. He completed Masters degree programs at the University of Maryland and The George Washington University. He retired in 1984 at the rank of Colonel.
Dick loved the Lord, his family and his country. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, DE, since 2006. He was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Association of the United States Army and the National War College.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his two sisters, Janet Kovach and Nancy Perry. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ann Margaret (Dible) Jewett, whom he met at Bowling Green State University and married in 1956. He is also survived by his sons, Timothy Jewett (Lucienne Beard) of Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Jonathan Jewett (Midge King) of Lexington, KY; daughter, Anna Jewett of Middletown, DE; and three grandchildren, Stefan Jewett (Kristin Zelley) of Philadelphia, PA, Catherine Jewett (Arron Tustin) of Pennsauken, NJ, and Benjamin Jewett (Anna Tsiarinjegne) of Wilmington, DE.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or by clicking here, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by clicking here, or Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE 19713 or by clicking here.