Otho Bernard Ewbank
Funeral arrangements for Otho Bernard “Barney” Ewbank, 91, Lawrence, will be announced at a later date by Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, Hutchinson. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Ewbank died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
He was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Hutchinson, the son of Lester and Gracia Harrison Ewbank. He was a longtime Hutchinson area resident and moved to Lawrence in 2004.
Mr. Ewbank served in the U.S. Navy in Italy and North Africa during World War II. His ship was blown up and sunk at Anzio Harbor in 1944. Because of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart. He graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in New York City. He was an award-winning independent photographer after his retirement from Cessna Fluid Power as a machinist.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus, International Machinist Union and a former member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
He married Ann R. Vento on Sept. 10, 1944, in New York City. She died May 8, 2004.
Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Henderson, Norristown, Pa., Mary Yadon, Lawrence, Elaine Litton, Omaha, Neb., and Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Arrington, Wichita; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ewbank, Hagerstown, Mass.; nine grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gracia; a brother, Herbert; and a sister, Bonnie Mitchell.
The family suggests memorials to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church or Hutchinson Public Library, sent in care of the mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Online condolences may be sent at elliottmortuary.com.