Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Chester and Elsie (Dinsmore) Sewell. He was a 1940 graduate of Framingham High School and attended Northfield College in Vermont. During World War II, he served as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Mr. Sewell was employed as a salesman in the major appliance department at Jordan Marsh. In later years, he worked at his son's car dealership, Westborough Mitsubishi. He enjoyed ice boating and had built several ice boats. He also enjoyed all sports.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Steven E. Sewell and his wife Heather of Upton; two daughters, Pamela Avis and her husband Raymond of Ashland and Catherine Sewell of Worcester; one brother, Rev. Quentin Sewell and his wife Joanne of Ashland; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m., in the Lakeview Cemetery, North Main Street, Upton. Burial, with military honors, will follow.
Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Friday Aug. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Suite 2, Framingham, MA 01702.
For online condolences, please visit www.westboroughfuneralhome.com.