Thomas Hewitt, Sr.

Obituary of Thomas Hewitt, Sr.

Smethport - Thomas Stanley Hewitt, Sr., 78, of Farmers Valley, died Friday (February 24, 2017) in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born Sept. 3, 1938 in Farmers Valley, a son of John Frederick and Anna May Brown Hewitt. In 1989, he married Linda K. Drehmer, who survives.

Mr. Hewitt was a graduate of Smethport High School. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1955 to 1958.

Tom worked at American Refining Group in Bradford and enjoyed farming on his property.

He was a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

one daughter: Donna (Carl) Watkins of Zebulon, NC

four sons: Thomas (Amy) Hewitt, Jr. of Cyclone, William Hewitt of Olean, NY, Steven (Sylvia) Hewitt of Raleigh, NC, and Timothy Hewitt of Bradford

one step daughter: Lisa (Ray) Kantorowski of Trafford, PA

18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren

one sister: Phyllis Green of Smethport, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step son, Scott Grove, one grandson, Eric Black, and one sister, Maxine Nawrocki

Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 A.M.-12 Noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will begin at noon with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State St., Ste. 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.