Jack Dewan, 83, jail superintendent and retired Marine with two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star

Jack Dewan (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)
Jack Dewan (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)

Jack Dewan of Virginia Beach passed away on November 25, 2015, he was 83 years old. He was married to Helen A. “Sandy” Dewan for an amazing 55 years.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, he attended Elder High School where he played football and baseball. He graduated from Bowling Green State University (OH). He played both football and baseball and was an active member in Phi Delta Theta.

After graduating from college, he entered Officer’s Candidate School at Quantico, VA. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 24 years with two tours of Vietnam (1st Battalion Company in country and the last Battalion Company out). For his efforts within the USMC, he received many commendations including two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

Once retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, he began another chapter in Corrections for an additional 25 years. He began his correctional stint as the Jail Administrator at Virginia Beach City Jail, continuing his career as the Superintendent of Western Tidewater Regional Jail and retiring as the Executive Director of the Regional Jail Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ruth Dewan of Cincinnati, OH, his brother Donald Dewan of Cincinnati, OH. He is survived by his wife Sandy Dewan, his son Brian P. Dewan, Brian’s wife Sugi and daughters Avery and Kennedy. He is also survived by his daughter Brenda M. Dewan.

Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flower contributions, donations can be made in Jack’s name to any military charity such as Wounded Warriors, USO, etc.

Online condolences may be made at hdoliver.com.

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