In Memory: Richard Hewitt

Dear Laurentian community,

I write to share the sad news that Richard “Dick” Hewitt, who worked in Facilities Operations at St. Lawrence, passed away on August 25.

From 1967 until his retirement in 1998, Dick worked in the University stables and across campus as a cleaner. Because of his efforts, Laurentians were able to gather and learn in an environment that was as safe as it was aesthetically beautiful. Put simply, he made this a better place.

Born in August of 1936 in Pierrepont, N.Y., Dick developed an avid interest in the outdoors. He became a lifetime member of the Quebec Brook Hunting Club and the Cooks Corners Community Club.

And Dick loved spending time at his camp, where he would hunt and fish. He especially enjoyed family gatherings, visiting with friends, and attending functions at the Pierrepont Fire Station.

Those who knew him recall his committed work ethic and his focus on getting the job done right.

As we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, we are grateful to Dick for his service to St. Lawrence and our community. It is our honor to remember him as a devoted Laurentian.

Please join us in celebrating Dick’s life by sharing your memoriesof him on the St. Lawrence University website. You can read the remembrances of others here.


Kate Morris