Frank E. Ewing Sr., 89, of Noank, passed away peacefully at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. His devoted wife of 66 years, along with his family were at his side throughout his final days and moments.
He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Danville, Ill., the son of Floyd Ewing and Mary (Ingram) Ewing.
Mr. Ewing served as a U.S. Army medical aidman in World War II, where he also became proficient in the technique of off-road driving. He later went on to a 28-year career at Pfizer Inc. in Groton.
Frank was a lifetime member of the Eastern Point Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a first lieutenant and chief engineer. He was also a member of the Fire Police Association of Connecticut. An avid motor sports enthusiast all his life, he loved to watch NASCAR racing on TV in the later years of his life.
Over these years, Frank was a generous, supportive husband and involved parent, spending countless hours with his children’s interests.
In addition to his wife, Lillian, he is survived by his son, Frank E. Ewing Jr. and daughter-in-law, Susan E. Ewing of Noank; daughter, Linda Kravet and son-in-law, Ed Kravet of Orange; brother, William Ewing of Waukegan, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, followed by his burial at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Department, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic, is assisting the family.