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    This is my grand uncle... my grandma's brother in other words.

    Rhoney Funeral Home

    Chief Arnold K. Hewitt, Sr., of Lewiston, NY, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather was called home to be with his creator suddenly on Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY. He was 89, and the eldest male on the Tuscarora Nation.

    Chief Hewitt, Sr. was born on the Tuscarora Reservation on January 12, 1918, he was the son of the late W. Pomeroy and Laura (Williams) Hewitt. He attended Mt. Hope school and graduated from the Trott Vocational School, and later received a diploma in radio and television repair, in 1954.

    He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a mechanic and served in WW II, in which he was stationed in Natal Brazil.

    Arnold Hewitt was condoled May 21, 1955 as Chief of the Bear Clan of the Tuscarora Nation and later elected as president of the Tuscarora Nation in 1964.

    He was a Charter member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post and was an active participant of the past Maid of the Mist Festivals, and Tuscarora Picnics.

    Chief Hewitt enjoyed traveling, tinkering with small engines, motorcycles, the outdoors and camping with his family. He was also pioneer and scout master of the Niagara County 4 H. Club. He was employed at the former Chisolm - Ryder Corporation Niagara Falls, NY for 40 years prior to retiring as a supervisor. He had also worked for the Pan American Airways, Long Island, NY.

    He was predeceased by his wife, the former Betty J. Mt. Pleasant, who died in January 1977.

    Surviving are his five daughters, Rosalind J. [ James ] MacKenzie, Diana " Chris " [ Robert ] LaCount, both of Town of Niagara, Susan Pierce, of Oklahoma, Tina F. [ Paul ] Sevcik, Lisa A. [ Mark ] Winker, both of Lewiston, two sisters, Imogene Mt. Pleasant and Marjorie Bomberry, 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

    He was the father of the late Elliott A. and Arnold K. Hewitt, Jr., and brother of the late Delores Flynn, Flora Jacobs and Lorraine Jonathan.

    The family will be present on Thursday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM at RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, SANBORN, 5893 Hoover Road, where a prayer service will be held at 8 PM.

    Funeral services will be held at the Tuscarora Baptist Church, 2208 Mount Hope Road, Sanborn, NY. at 11 AM on Friday, October 26th, with Rev. Walter A. Printup, Jr. officiating.

    Interment with military honors will be Mt. Hope Cemetery Lewiston, NY.
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

  • #2
    my condolences to you and the familys.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain. for me and the wolf


    • #3
      BB your uncle sounded like a grand gentleman, please know you and your family are in my thought's and prayers..
      I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!


      • #4
        My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
        The Creator made the feathers.....
        I just make fans.


        • #5
          BB--I'm sorry for you loss and best wishes to you and your family.


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