James P. Hewitt  III


James P. Hewitt III, 71, died suddenly on August 27, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born July 29, 1948 in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Hewitt, former editor of The Niagara Falls Gazette, and the late Louise Hewitt Tuverson.
Jim graduated from Lewiston Porter High School in 1966 as a three-sport athlete and attended Williams College where he was a member of the basketball and golf teams. He graduated from Stetson Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1975. A Niagara County District Attorney for 35 years, Jim was a partner in the law firm of Phelps, Gray and Hewitt.
Jim was a member of the River Oaks Golf Club for 35 years and was also a member of Niagara Falls Country Club where he was a former club champion.
Jim loved playing golf at River Oaks and enjoyed his regular Saturday foursome and playing the horses. His friends will all miss him dearly.
He is survived by his sister, Linda Davis; niece, Leeanne,;four great-nephews and great-nieces; nephew, Christopher Hewitt; step-brother ,Russell (Marianne) Tuverson; step-sister ,Anne McConnell (Richard) Cinquina; and nephews ,Russell McConnell and Andrew McConnell. He was pre-deceased by his brother ,Thomas Hewitt.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent in his honor to WNED-WBFO, P.O. Box 1263, Buffalo, NY 14240-1263.
Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME INC. Lewiston, NY. Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
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Published on September 1, 2019
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Sep 10, 2019
Fond memories of Jim from Lewiston Elementary and Junior High.
Sending peace to the family.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Sue Jensen
Sherry Conaway
Sep 05, 2019
We have all lost such a great friend with Jimmys passing. Jim was always willing to help anyone in need, professionally or socially. We have shared many happy times at the Village Pump and the Stone Jug over the years and shared many laughs. I am hoping that someone at his Memorial will tell the story of Jimmy and Bruce Reid driving to Ohio! Not too many people are aware that James P was an elite member of the Turtle Society, est: 1977, with meetings held at his DeVeaux residence which he shared with John Tattersall I believe. After many years of not speaking to Jimmy, I was able to conduct business with him a few years back. As we ended our conversation I asked him if he was still a Tur...tle and with the required response he never hesitated to say, you bet your sweet ass I am.
Jimmy had all the qualities of a grown up Boy Scout, always respectable, faithful and willing to help others, a quality that seems to be rare these days. Although his death was as sudden as Tommy’s, he’s not suffering or debilitated in a nursing home.
Jimmy now walks the greens with Tommy, Maurice, Bruce and all the others that we’ve lost. I’m sure Renee’ was there to meet him with a warm beer!
May he Rest In Peace
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Jim Ludwig Class of 66
Sep 05, 2019
The smile the laugh
Just a great guy
It was always good to see him
You left us too soon
Gary Burnham
Sep 05, 2019
I first met Jim in my high school days and throughout his life continued to be one of the finest human beings that I have had the pleasure to call a friend.
Condolences to Linda and family.
Ronald C Evans
Sep 02, 2019
Jim was one of the nicest people I've ever known. As a fellow LewPort grad and classmate, I'll always remember Jim as a very good athlete, student and friend. He always had a smile for every greeting, and if he knew you, something comical to say. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Donna (Mann) Whitehead
Sep 02, 2019
Rest in Peace Dear Classmate.
June Eckelberger Lane
Sep 02, 2019
Jim, you were always so friendly in school and the first to welcome me at our 50th reunion. May God bless your family and R.I.P.
Class of 66
Suzanne DeMara
Sep 02, 2019
Jim had a great character and smile. Used to play baseball with my brother, Jack. He will be fondly remembered by many students of the Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966.
Sharon & Tom Simon
Sep 02, 2019
I was very sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy. I have many fond memories of hanging out with him and his visit to see Tom and I in New Hampshire. You will be missed my friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family!
Karen Koryl
Sep 02, 2019
There will never be another Jimmy. His smile, his laugh and good nature. You will be missed by many Jimmy. Rest in peace with Flip!
Linda (Follum) Caelson
Sep 01, 2019
I graduated with Jim. Such a great guy, taken too soon. Prayers to family.
Agnes Dombrowski
Sep 01, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Jim’s family. I worked at Niagara CityCourt at the same time as Jim. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.