Everett C. “Mohawk” Cary
August 26, 1927 ‒ August 12, 2005
Everett C. “Mohawk” Cary, age 77, of Delaware went to be with the Lord Friday, August 12, 2005 at the Grady Emergency Room.
He was born in Peckville, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1927 to the late John and Viola (White) Cary. During his childhood, he worked on the family farm until he was of age to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corp., where he served his beloved country during World War II. He was also a boxer in his younger days.
In July of 1947, Everett was discharged from the Army and he returned home to marry his wife of 58 years on the 16th of that month, Marilyn (Brennan) Cary, whom he met on a train ride during a short leave from the Army.
Everett worked as a pipe fitter for almost 40 years until retiring from the Consolidated Rail Corporation, also known as Conrail. He also worked for the New York Central Railroad Company in Bellefontaine, the Erie Railroad Company of Marion, Yoder Construction Company, and the Equity Dairy Company both in Bellefontaine.
He and his wife had lived together in Bellefontaine until 1964, in Marion until 1977, and has resided in the Delaware Area since 1977. Everett was a Charter Member of the Grace Baptist Church, where he also served as an elder. He was also a life member of the North American Fishing Club.
Mohawk enjoyed playing cards, and had a passion for hunting and fishing. He also deeply loved his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his Sons: Ronald (Kay) Cary of Marion, and Jack (Lisa) Cary of Bluffton, Indiana, Daughter: Kathy (Charlie) Newman of Marion, Seven Grandchildren: Angela (Joel Palmer, Jennifer (Shawn) Meadows, Buffy, Jacob, and Emily Cary, Matthew and Amber Cary, five Great-Grandchildren: Cassie and Tyler Palmer, Avery, Peyton, and Collin Meadows, Brother: Grant (Emily) Cary of Niagra Falls, New York, and Sisters: Viola (Albert) Williams of Tuscon, Arizona, and Blanche (Ralph) DeReamer of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, Everett was also preceded in death by his Brother: John Cary, and Sisters: Ida Mae Freeman and Joyce Walthers.
The family will greet friends Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware. Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening at 4:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 3180 SR 37, Delaware, with Pastor Corey Bane officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Marion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions to be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 3180 SR 37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com