Everett Porter Jewett ’39

Everett Porter Jewett ’39 died on July 13, 2006, in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Born on March 28, 1918, in Gardner, Mass., he prepared for college at Classical High School in Worcester, Mass., and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from September of 1935 to December of 1936, transferring to Amherst for health reasons. He graduated from Amherst in 1939. In 1943, he graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and during World War II served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from February of 1942 to 1946, with active duty in 1945-46. He had a long career as an ophthalmic surgeon, serving as chief of ophthalmology at Worcester Memorial Hospital. He was also an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He retired early in the 1980s and moved to Palm Harbor, where he was a member of the GeorgeYoung Memorial United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, for many years a Lions International Eye Research trustee, and a member of the American Academy of Sciences. He was married in 1942 to Barbara Lawrence, who died in 2006. He is survived by two daughters, Derith Sherensky of Seattle,Wash., and Dale Reardon of Issaquah,Wash.; a son, Everett Porter Jewett III of Newcastle,Wash.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.