John P. Dewar

John P. “Jack” Dewar of Southold died at his home July 18, 2015. He was 68. 

He was born in Queens, June 21, 1947, to John and Julia (Cashner) Dewar. Raised in Massapequa, he was a graduate of Massapequa High School, where he excelled in sports.

On April 1, 1982, he married Carolyn M. Zukas in Southold. Jack had worked for many years at Plum Island Animal Disease Center and later at Calverton National Cemetery. During the evenings, he worked at King Kullen in Cutchogue.

Jack enjoyed fishing and Sudoku puzzles.

Predeceased by his wife on Jan. 29, 2014, he is survived by his stepchildren, Michael (Lynn) Eckhardt and Michelle Eckhardt. both of Southold, and Melissa (Tim) McGowan of Mattituck; his siblings, Jean Kane of Virginia, Carole Powell of Florida and Jim Dewar of upstate New York; six grandchildren, Shannon Chute, Jeremy Eckhardt, Kaela and Collin McGowan and Nicholas and Justin Eckhardt; and a great-granddaughter, Ariana Chute.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Interment, with U.S. Air Force honors will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960, would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.