Ellsworth Eugene Ewald, age 102, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023. He was born August 13, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio. He is the son of the late Mr. August Albert Ewald and the late Mrs. Ethel Ewald Schrader.
Mr. Ewald served in the United States Navy during World War II in Seattle, WA and Alaska in the Naval Air Transport Service. Later, he made a living driving for Brown Transport and during retirement he drove for Hertz.
‘Gene’ had several hobbies over the years. When his son Dale was in scouts he was an assistant scout master. He enjoyed cycling with his bike club in Stone Mountain and when he moved to Powder Springs he often rode the Comet Trail. He loved to ski and was a member of the OVER 70 Club. For years, he spent time camping with family and taking road trips, and when he became an empty nester began taking more adventurous vacations. Gene loved to read, especially WWII history, and you could always find him in a corner of the couch with a book in his hand. Feeding, watching hummingbirds and spending time with his beloved cat were a few of his favorite past times. At 102, Gene still enjoyed baking bread, cornbread, and pies and on Sundays he made waffles for the family.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Ewald, daughter in-law Teresa Ewald, and grandson Jeff Ewald.
Mr. Ewald is survived by his daughter, Jane (Todd) Freeman of Powder Springs; son, Dale W. Ewald (Michele) of Marietta; son, Phillip E. Ewald of Florida; step-daughter, Sarah (Gustavo) Halley of Missouri; step-son, Robert Hammock of Florida; brother, Roy (Phyllis) Schrader of Ohio; grandchildren, Trevor (Brooke) Freeman, Tyler (Tiffany) Freeman, Francesca (Derek) White, Kymm Hammock, Cassie (Caleb) Naylor, Tammy E. Breedlove; great grandchildren, Ellie, Finley, Jack, Ava, Wyatt, Desmond, Nick, Taylor, Brandy, Brittany.
According to Mr. Ewald’s wishes he was cremated. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Legion Post 294 for veterans in need.
Messages of condolence may be sent to www.jones-wynn.com Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311