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The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Paul Doak Ewing, Jr.

September 21, 1921 - December 30, 2006

Fruit Grower and Nurseryman, Paul Doak Ewing Jr. age 85 of Cambridge, died Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Victorian Oaks in Cambridge.

Long-time owner and proprietor of Ewing's Apple House, located on old route 40 east of Cambridge, he was the son of the late Paul D. Ewing Sr. and Ruth Corbin Ewing, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cambridge. A former sousaphone player in the Ohio State University Marching Band (1941, '42 and '45), Doak dotted the "i" in the Band's famous Script Ohio formation his senior year. Secretary of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity, Doak was also active in several other musical organizations on campus. He sang in the OSU Men's Glee Club, played the tuba in the OSU concert band and was chosen for membership in both Phi Mu Alpha (OSU Music Honorary) and Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Honorary). A member of the board of trustees of the Guernsey County Library and former Boy Scout Leader, Ewing also enjoyed playing in the Cambridge City Band. Well-known locally as a "man of many hobbies", Doak was a former member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, The Archeological Society of Ohio, The International Wood Collectors Society, and the Cambridge Stamp and Coin Club.

Preceding him in death are: his wife, Mildred J. Smit Ewing, whom he married on August 31, 1947; and a sister, Jeanne Van Cleave.

He leaves: 3 daughters, Linda "Linny" (James) McNeill of Mount Vernon, Ohio; Anita (Howard) Montgomery of Findlay, Ohio; and Carol (Steve) Zellner of Pittsburgh, PA.; 1 son, Doak "Mac" (Cheryl) Ewing of Naperville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Stephen Zellner of Columbus, Ohio; Tiffany Zellner of Pittsburgh, PA.; Alicia Montgomery of Columbus, Ohio; Kendal (Gwen) Montgomery of Delaware, Ohio;and 2 Great Grandchildren, Chancelor Montgomery and Landon Montgomery Both of Delaware, Ohio.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 4, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm with the service on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 11:00am. Dr. Terry Litton will officiate the service with burial following in Northwood Cemetery.

Doak played sousaphone as a marching band member in 1941, 1942, and 1945. Both his father and son are former marching band members.