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John Bewick, retired Buffalo teacher, runner, hiker

Dec. 1, 1934 – April 25, 2014

John Bewick, a retired Buffalo city schoolteacher and avid runner and hiker, died Friday in Medstar Montgomery Hospital, Olney, Md., following a brief illness. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Bewick was a graduate of Canisius High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He taught in School 38 and Traditional School, as well as the College Learning Lab at Buffalo State College. He retired in 1990.

He was the president of the Foothills Trail Club, a member of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers, and ran eight marathons. In later years, he was interested in genealogy.

Mr. Bewick and his wife, Judy, moved from Williamsville to Leisure World in Silver Spring, Md., in 2007.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Bewick is survived by four daughters, Deborah Mettam, Pam AbiNader, Linda D’Arcy and Moira Lillis; a brother, Michael; a sister, Patricia McDonald; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Leisure World Boulevard, Silver Spring, Md.

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