George O. Sewall, Jr. 91

sewallGeorge O. Sewall, Jr., 91, of Pittsburgh Circle, Ellwood City,Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Jameson Care Center following a brief illness.

Born July 13,1924, in Rochester, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late George O. and Elmira Fleming Sewall, Sr. of Newton Falls,Ohio. He was formerly married to Mary Louise Gillespie Sewall who passed away March 26, 2011.

George was a graduate of Kent University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He practiced law for over 60 years in Ellwood City and was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lawrence County Bar Association.

He was a Lieutenant Commander serving in WWII as a pilot. George was instrumental in the founding of the Del Mar Golf Course and the Beaver Valley Yacht Club. He belonged to the Connoquenessing Country Club and the Ellwood City Saxon Club and was a 50 year member of Lodge #462 of the Free and Accepted Masons and Leading Star Chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star in Newton Falls,Ohio.

Surviving are his four children: Pamela (Tim) Powell and George (Sandy) Sewall, III of Ellwood City, Patricia Sewall of Malvern,Pa, and Penny (Tim) Wallis of Zionsville, IN. His seven grandchildren: Tiffany (Mike Horanski) Powell, Robert (Abby) Powell, Kaitlyn (James) Hyde, Tierney and Cara McQuaid, and Hayley and Dustin Wallis.Three great grandsons: Aidan Horanski, Preston and Evan Powell. One sister Jane Macklin of St. Louis, MO.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 1 to 4 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Avenue, Ellwood City, PA. Military Rites and services will follow. Interment will be in the Newton Falls Cemetery in Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Library.

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10 thoughts on “George O. Sewall, Jr. 91

  1. Dear George, Patty, Pamela & Penny, My deepest sympathies to you & your family.I remember all the wonderful times spent at your house growing up. Remember all the treasured memories you have of Mary Louise & George. Again my sympathies to all of you.
    Kathy Lero Hartblay
    Port Washington NY

  2. Cheryl and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Sewell and offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Allow your fond memories to play over and over in your heart. Be at peace knowing he
    is likely dancing with The Lord.

  3. George and family – sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in our prayers at this time. The Color Center

  4. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Attorney Sewall. He was always a pleasure to work with and represented his clients well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Judge J. Craig Cox
    Staff of Courtroom 2
    Diane Maiorano
    Brenda Crivelli
    Dan Klein
    Jillian Gase

    • Our parents, John E. & Stella Ernst were best friends of George & Mary Louise in the early 60’s when we lived in Ellwood City. My sister Linda went to school with Pam. We remember the fun times at their house & will always remember George’s great smile & hospitality. May God comfort & sustain your family in your grief. Love & Prayers from our family:
      Marcia L Niemiec (Ernst), Linda L. Maxwell (Ernst) & Karen L. Watson (Ernst)

  5. Sending my deepest sympathy to the Sewall family. I had the pleasure of getting to know your father, grandfather in his last months. I am so glad that I had the chance meet him. He his now in peace.

    My prayers are with you.
    TinaMarie Yannarella

  6. Dear George and Family We did not know of your Fathers passing until after Thanksgiving. We are so sorry for your loss. GOD BLESS

  7. Dearest Trish, Penny, George and Pam… Am so sorry to learn so late of your fathers passing. He was so remarkable and larger than life to be with… The valuable legal advise he extended to me has sustained me even to today January 2019… I believe I have said this before so please forgive me for being repetitious only I pray for all of you and you are always in my warmest kindest thoughts… God Bless all of you! With Love Always…

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