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“I am very sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing your memories.I only knew Jack through his company but he was always very kind and patient...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Liz Taylor Taylor - waltham, MA

“Carol,Sandy and familyHe was a great person to be around. He was funny. He had a way to make him enjoyable to be around. Loved his family very much. ...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Marsha Romard - Waltham, MA

“Diane and send our condolences to all the Ehwa Family. We were sad to learn of his untimely passing.Jack was one of a kind. We knew him through...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: David Talamas - NEWTON, MA

“Jackie You definitely held court wherever you went you are a lot of fun sometimes a pain but still fun I’ll love you forever my prayers go out...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: John Graham - Friend

“Jimmy, Carol, Sandy,and ehwa family, so sad to hear of loss ,Jack was a great guy to be around, always enjoyed his storys, etc, i had planned on...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Keith weeks - Billerica, MA

“I was a classmate of Jack and Chuck at St. Joseph's in Waltham. I remember the city they built for a science fair. I was so impressed that the...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon (O'Leary) Sweeney - FL

“Jack you went too young I always enjoyed our golf at Wayland CC in the Wednesday league. You were always good for a laugh and a beer you will be...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: stephen babin - WRENTHAM, MA

“To Carol, Sandy, Thomas, Mark and Daniel, So sorry about loosing such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Cousin Jack was one of my favorite...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Ellen Winiarczyk - Wheat Ridge, CO

“Carol, jimmy, and the Ehwa family, I am so sorry on the passing of Jack. I have known Jack since the days at Lexington Terrace while we were both in...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: David Mcgann - MA - Friend

“I'm forever grateful for you, Jack Thank you for loving me like family.-Sandy, Carol, Tom, Mark, and Dan: I'm so sorry for your loss. May all the...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Noel Cunningham - Chicago, IL

“Dear Carol and Family I am sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I will always remember him for his generosity, concern for others, and especially for...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Vinny Mula - Waltham, MA - Friend

“It's hard to put in limited space how much Jack meant to us !! Carol and kids you were like family for years and I will never forget Jacks kindness...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“Dear Carol and kids, Bill and I are so very sorry to hear about Jack and send our deepest condolences. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Gullotti - Woburn, MA

“Jack made the clubhouse at Wayland Country Club a special place. So many great weekends of golf, listening to his stories, and many, many jokes. ...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Steve DiMattei - East Walpole, MA

“Carol and family,We are saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed sorely. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Richard Bentley - Friend

“Carol and family, my thoughts and prayers for strength through this sadness! He will missed , his loud boisterous voice and his hugs and just our...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Leigh Miller - Waltham, MA

“Jimmy and family - so sorry for your loss. Since the '80's when I joined, every time I saw Jackie when I walked into the clubhouse my facial...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: George Chung - Medfield, MA

“Carol and FamilyOur sincere condolences and sympathy on the loss of Jack. He will be missed. His vibrant personality left many treasured memories to...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Flynn - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Carol and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Jackie. He was a great friend or my father Herbie Swyers and he loved him dearly. He would...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Diane Taber - Charleston, SC

“Dear Carol and Family,The Tierney family shares your loss of Jack. I went to Sant Joseph's with Jackie and Chuckie, we had many fond memories of a...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Daniel Tierney - VA - Friend

“Jackie was a wonderful guy. I remember way back when, he and some of the other Boys Club kids would let a few of us girls sneak in to the Club! (We...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Andrea Doucette-James - Lakeland, FL

“Dear Carol and Family: Jack and I shared many inter-actions, both personal and professional, and all are a source of great memories. He had an...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Bernie Ohnemus - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. My love, condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Carol and the entire Ehwa family. ”
23 of 46 | Posted by: Cindy Drover - Danville, NH

“Carol and family I'm so sorry to hear about Jackie. I just heard this morning. I hope he went peacefully and know how much he loved you all. You're...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon Burzyk - Billerica, MA

“To Carol and all of the kids & Jack's siblings,I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to lose my brother Jack and my long time best buddy. If I...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Douglas - Waltham, MA

“Carol, Sandy, Tom, Dan, Mark and your families;Jason, Ryan and I are deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Our hearts are will all of you and...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Vicki Boone - Western Springs, IL

“Thinking of you all, with deepest condolences. The Connearneys ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: Erin Connearney Connearney - MA

“Jim I only knew you for a short time but will always remember your smile and aura. ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: Harvey Gershman - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ehwa family. ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Greg DeMeo - Waltham, MA

“Jack wired our fort with electricity.before he was15.we had lights. I'll miss sincere sympathy to Carol and children. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: PAUL SUTHERLAND - Watertown, MA

“Carol and kids, So sorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy, always made people feel welcome and needed! He will always be remembered. Sending...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Deborah Withrow - Watertown, MA

“My sincere condolences to the entire Ehwa family.Ernie Rogers ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: Ernest Rogers - Waltham, MA

“So very sorry to hear...Jack was a wonderful, generous man! ”
33 of 46 | Posted by: Laurie Lindstrom - Port Orange, FL

“I got to know Jack when I was working at Wayland Country Club. I have been inspired by his generosity. My sympathy goes out to all who love him. ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: Kristen Kelley - Natick, MA

“Jim, family and friends. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. Jack was an intracle member of our innerclub. Never at a loss for words especially...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Neil Murphy - Danvers, MA

“Jimmy and Family,My condolences with the passing of your brother Jacky. His friendship and humor will be sorely missed by all in the Wayland CC....Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Bill McCarthy - Bedford, MA

“To Carol and kids, So Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a great guy and very funny.......You guys were great for each other. May all your...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Bob & Mary Ann McGovern - Waltham, MA

“My 'ol buddy from way back in Kindergarten at the Thomas Hill School. You always made me laugh with your quick wit and sense of humor. Rest...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Tom LeFort - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Carol and family. So many years go by and you think you have so many more. You all are in my prayers always. Jackie we'll always be watching you...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Shelley Lorette - Waltham, MA

“My thoughts and condolences to the Ehwa family. Jack was such an amazing guy and will be missed. This world just became a shade darker without him...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Kerri Gabriele - Waltham, MA

“Jack you were a hellavah man and a great great friend. I will always have awesome and happy memories of the times with you at Shoppers.. singing...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Lavoie - Marlborough

“I'll never forget my time with you. My brother and I were foster children, but you and everyone else (Carol, Sandy, Tom, Dan and Mark) treated us...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Brandon Lane - Bellingham, MA

“R.I.P. Jack, a long time friend. Many laughs and fun times at the Sports Pub back in the day. Glad I got to run into Jack a few times at Shoppers in...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: BILL JARRETT - Waltham, MA

“Carol and family just heard of Jack's passing. So very sorry for all of you he was too young ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: Nancy Kaufman - Waltham, MA

“Dear Carol and family,I was so sad to hear about Jackie passing away. My brother David informed me about Jackie's passing yesterday from Florida....Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Susan McGann - Waltham, MA

“Carol, Sandy, Tom, Dan, & MarkSo sorry to hear about Jack. We will always remember his kindness to all of us especially to my Dad. The many laughs we...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Cheryl and Ken King - Acton, MA

Waltham – Two weeks before Christmas in 1971 Jack Ehwa got word that his fifty-three year old father, Lenny, had died of a heart attack at home in Waltham. Jack was eighteen years old and home for him then was at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Jack had gone there with his childhood buddy, Paul Douglas. Both of them were "let's make this an adventure kind of day" guys.

After the funeral Jack went right back to Parris Island to complete training with his class and after that served for a number of years in the Marine Corps Reserves. He also grew up pretty quick.

He'd attended Saint Joseph's School and Waltham High before joining the Marines and when he got home to Waltham Jack worked to help support his family by training as an electrician with well-known electrical contractor Thomas LeBlanc & Sons. After his apprenticeship and a few years of experience he started his own company, JM Ehwa Electric in 1976.

That same year he married the love of his life, Carol Stoney, and the pair made Waltham their lifelong home. The years passed and Jack was able to expand JM Ehwa Electric to include JM Ehwa Associates General Contracting and The Waltham Sports Pub. With success Jack was able to become a philanthropist within the local community donating his time, talent, money and energy to organizations that were important to him.

Jack could be described as having been a gentle giant whose imposing figure made family and friends feel pretty safe when he was around. Jack never forgot the first general order he'd learned as a young recruit to 'take charge of his post' . . . and when he was in the room there was no question about who was in charge.

A fabulous story teller and man who loved a good joke, Jack loved to be with friends sharing both. His favorite place to do this was at Wayland Country Club where he indulged his passion for golf as often as he could. If he wasn't playing in Wayland he could be found playing in any variety of warmer climates during the winter months.

He adored his wife Carol, loved his children and thought being a grandfather was fantastic.

Jack was a good man, a proud man and he is already missed.

Mr. John M. "Jack" Ehwa, of Waltham, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. He was 67. He was born in Waltham on April 1, 1953 to the late Leonard H. and Katherine M. (Alarie) Ehwa.

In addition to his wife of forty-four years, Carol A. (Stoney) Ehwa, he leaves his children, Sandy E. Schutze (Paul) of Bluffton, South Carolina, Thomas J. Ehwa (Lana) of Sandwich, Daniel J. Ehwa (Diane) of Billerica and Mark A. Ehwa (Wendy) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Masiya and Priscilla Schutze and Van, Vayda, Dustin, Dominic, Daniel and Leighton Ehwa; his brothers and sister, William Ehwa of Texas, Charles Ehwa of Watertown, James Ehwa of Bellingham and Elizabeth Politis of Billerica and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jack's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 17th from 2 to 5 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

Those unable to attend may view Jack's Funeral Mass via this link at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 18th :

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Parish, 133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451


Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the funeral home should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.

Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.