Gerald Hawks Hewes Jr (Jerry)
Earth is my mother. 1972
I am value. 1990
Jerry Hewes, 81, Mayville NY, passed away very peacefully May 9th 2021 AM surrounded by his wife, four children and two granddaughters at home, the very place he was born into this earth on October 20th 1939 by Jean Marie Wilson Hewes and Gerald Hawks Hewes Sr. Jerry married Hui Sun in June 4th 1973, married Perla Manapol in 1960. They have a son Kenneth Hewes wife Vicki OH, daughters Jeannie Cameranesi husband Danny CA, Terri Barton husband Keith CA, Susan Hewes husband Gregg CA, Karen Suber husband Robert Bemus Pt NY and seven grand children Gordon Hewes, Athena Cameranesi, Trevor Barton, Robert Hawks, Sunnhi, Aren, Leland Suber.
He was preceded death by brother Milton, sister Margie, mother Jean, father Gerald.
He was a big hearted farmer, a giver, a helper. He repaired broken machine parts for anyone in need, pulled you out of ditches if you got stuck. He was an adviser how to get more milk out of that old Betsy the cow and cantankerous fresh heifer just gave birth to a first calf.
And, he loved to chew on politics endlessly, tried to convert anyone who would listen to his own way of thinking – which was based on respect for oneself and for all.
He was a builder, an engineer. He engineered and built a multiple purpose hay loader, a dump hay truck, and fixed a 1835 house into a home he enjoyed living in.
He was a philosopher, a thinker, a seeker of understanding of our existence and purpose. He studied philosophy and engineering from JCC, university of Philippines, SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University to expand his heart and soul. In 2016, he published a book “The Value Perspective.”
His nick name a Smoothie in 1957 Chautauqua HS year book tells all. He was an honor student, sang in choir, base tuba player in band and starter in HS basketball team. He played in orchestra at Chautauqua HS Oklahoma musical, was a member of Jamestown municipal band and Salamanca barbershop choir.
He was a husband, a father, a grandfather. A caring, trying, hard working, honest, witty and funny, a wonderful human and we will miss him very much.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to Chautauqua County Hospice or Chautauqua Fire Department.