Roy L. Hewitt, 73, of Brecksville, OH. passed away peacefully Sept 1st, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Taylor) for 48 wonderful years; loving father of Carey Rehm (Ryan) and Randy Hewitt; uncle of Kevin Hewitt (Karen) and Becky Litterst (Steve). Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Frances Hewitt, and brother Ed Hewitt.
Roy was a man of many interests and always lived life to the fullest. He loved helping others throughout his career as a sports editor, including 20+ years at the Plain Dealer. His special passion was the Olympics, and he enjoyed working with his writers in numerous venues. He treasured becoming a mentor to Stephanie Kuzydym, teaching her to zig when everyone else zags. An avid traveler, he enjoyed planning trips with his beloved wife Linda (whom he spent his life spoiling). They loved traveling throughout Europe and the United States. He liked escaping the Cleveland snow to Biloxi, MS and spending time with his dear Aunt Kathryn. Most of all, Roy valued every minute with Linda and his children, enjoying appetizers and fun, then cooking great meals paired with a bottle of fine wine. He was passionate about music, art, and theatre. Roy was a man of strong faith and was active in his church.
He loved looking at the skies and stars, a dreamer if you will, one that inspired dreaming in the most important people in his life. Now he rests amongst those skies and stars.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roy's name are suggested to St. Basil the Great Liturgical Fund, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.
Arrangements by Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home, Brecksville, Ohio
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