Clarence Edward “Pete” Jewell, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Kline Hospice House. He was born March 10, 1930 in Lime Kiln, Maryland to the late Clarence E. Jewell, Sr. and Bessie Tobery Jewell. He was a loving husband of Esther May (Timmons) Jewell for over 70 years and is now reunited with her for eternity. He was preceded in death by their son, Christopher. He was one of eight children raised in the house in Lime Kiln. He was preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Castle, Dottie Bowers, Rosalie Ebberts, Margaret Fox, Ruth Mauro and Bessie Lorraine Shores.
He is survived by his son Clarence E. “Chip” Jewell, III, and his wife Kathy; daughters Cindy Clary; Risa Jewell and Casey Harrington and her husband Jim. He is also survived by grandchildren, George “Bubba” Clary and his wife Danielle and great grandchildren Erika and Andrew; Curtis Jewell and his wife Julia, great grandchildren Clark and Coretta; Kristin Zoller and her husband Zack and great grandchildren Nora, Ian and Isla; Chris Clary and fiancé Mallory Smith; Bill Harrington and his wife Alexa; Mike Harrington and his wife Jennifer; Jamie Harrington; he is also survived by a brother, Charles Jewell; and many nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed visits from his grand “furson” Boo.
Pete joined the United States Army in 1948 in the 25th Infantry Division as a combat engineer serving several years at Ft. Belvoir, Va. as a heavy equipment and tank instructor. He was involuntarily extended in service 11 months when “Mr. Truman invited me to go to Korea”. He received the Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, United Nations Service Medal, and was recently presented the Peace Medal from the People’s of the Republic of South Korea for his combat service to “Save Their Country.” He was honorably discharged in 1952 at the rank of Sergeant First Class. Pete was a member of American Legion Post 11.
After serving in the army, he returned to Frederick and did heavy road construction helping build US 240 (now I-270), the US Route 15 By-Pass around Frederick and the dualization of US Route 340 from Frederick to the Potomac River. He worked for W.E. Grimm, R. F. Kline, and F. E. Gregory & Sons finally retiring from road construction with Dewey Jordan, Inc. After retirement, he worked another 16 years as a food services driver for Frederick County Public Schools.
He was an avid duckpin bowler in several leagues at Village Lanes usually on a team with either Esther or Chip, but also having bowled with Risa, Cindy and Casey making duckpin bowling a true family sport. He had even worked part time at Village Lanes. He bowled nearly 40 years on the Frederick Underwriters team with his good friend J. R. Ramsburg, Jr. He and Esther enjoyed camping with the camping club “Pete’s Pals” in their Coachman camper having camped in all 49 continental states, often accompanied by grandchildren. He and Esther also enjoyed occasional trips “to check the bridges” on the way to Charlestown or driving to Atlantic City.
The family would also like to express special appreciation to the neighbors of 56 years, Mr. & Mrs. Galen Cornell, for the helping hands when needed and special friend Terry Fox for her support. We would like thank Uncle Charlie who visited dad frequently in his final days and to express our appreciation to all that cared for him, especially Frederick Health Hospice and the Kline Hospice House. Special thanks to Nikki and the staff at Bellasarios who were great friends to dad.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The funeral will also be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28th at the Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors, to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his name, to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701 or the charity of your choice.