BANGOR - David M. Jewett, 74, died peacefully Sept. 16, 2013 gone to be with his Lord and Savior following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 25, 1938 in Bath, a son of Donald and Evelyn (Black) Jewett.
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Dave grew up in Bath and following high school graduation from Higgins Classical Institute, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. In 1973, Dave began a 40 year career with Cyr Bus. He considered his colleagues not just coworkers but also as great friends. By 1982, he left his desk to get behind the wheel as a professional tour bus driver. With over 2 million miles logged, Dave had hundreds of tourists that he made laugh with his charismatic tales and stories, which he was well known for.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marjorie (Brown) Jewett of Bangor. Together, Dave and Marjie raised a wonderful family with three children, Pete Jewett and his wife, Robin of Dublin, Va.; Deborah Jewett-Chretien and her husband, Jeremy of Holden, and Dana Homsted and her husband, Scott of Calais; and blessed by six grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Homsted of Calais, Matthew Chretien of Holden, Dwayne Moody of Mooresville, N.C., Cory Moody and his wife Andrea of Holly Springs, N.C. and Chris Moody and his wife, Jodie of Dublin, Va.; many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers-in-law, David Brown, Donald King, and Jim O'Neil.
A celebration of Dave's life will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, with the Rev. Randall Chretien, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Milford Cemetery. Immediately following services at the cemetery, all are invited to return to the funeral home for a time of gathering, sharing of stories, and light refreshments. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, c/o Health Care charities, P.O. Box 404, Bangor ME 04401 or to the Activity Fund at the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor ME 04401. Notes of condolence may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Sept. 18, 2013