Richard Barclay Ewan

June 4, 1937September 23, 2022
Obituary of Richard Barclay Ewan


Cotten Funeral Home

Richard Barclay Ewan was born on June 4, 1937 in Mt. Holly, NJ to Raymond and Theo (Walkett) Ewan. He was predeceased by his sister Phyllis (Ewan) Cuddy and her husband Lee. Alan Cuddy is Dick’s surviving and well loved nephew residing in Green Valley, AZ. In 1973, Dick married Catherine Kress. His many in-laws were a source of fun and wonderful family times at their homes and lake Champlain, Vt. He was a loved uncle to many nieces and nephews on his wife’s side of the family. Dick and Catherine met on the New York Thurway driving from Vermont. Their first date was the NewYork boat show at the coliseum. As a married couple, they shared a wonderful life of travel, the arts, boating, and family gatherings. Their friends were a source of pleasure and fun times in their lives. Catherine is truly grateful for all the personnel at Carolina East and caring friends at the time of his death. As with any life there is a tale to share. Dick built his first boat at age 15. That was the beginning of his boating enthusiasm; being on the water was his delight. In a future boat, the Quest, he cruised from South Carolina to Lake Champlain to Canada. As a member and commander of the Power Squadron in NJ, he taught boating courses and enjoyed cruising. He had the opportunity to bring racing sailboats back from Bermuda to Rhode Island. He loved the comradeship of boat clubs. He was a member of ECYC and NBYC. Membership in the Twin Rivers Sport Club provided field trips and many interesting friends. He is a member of Saint Paul’s Church. Lumberton, NJ was where he was raised and attended school at Rancocas Valley Regional High School. It was in Lumberton that he was an assistant fire chief and was a member of the Burlington NJ Fire Chiefs Association. Dick was employed at AT&T and NJ Bell. New projects always appealed to Dick. He worked at National Defense Communication at McGuire Air Force Base. He was there at the time of the East Coast Blackout and was the man to inform NORAD Colorado of the situation. Out on Montauk, he worked on the off shore National Defense Texas Towers. TSPS was his assignment in Morristown, NJ. The last division he worked in was the AT&T Corporate Fraud and Engineering in Bedminister, NJ. Even in his Army Service he was a Telephone Man. Dick ran the communication service at West Point. Dick was a Car-Boat-Tractor guy. His Bentley ownership had him involved in the RR Bentley Owners Club. The Green 1998 Bentley Beauty won Regional Completion Awards. The boat the Quest was always ready to go cruising or raft up with friends. The tractor was a dream. This guy was up for the adventure and tried to live life to the fullest. He was a dear friend, uncle and loving husband. That’s his story. Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Saint Paul’s Church in New Bern. Arrangements provided by Cotten Funeral Home.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St. Paul Catholic Church

3005 Country Club Road New Bern, NC