Peter Elliot Ewing
March 20, 1935 – December 5, 2016
Peter Elliot Ewing of Los Altos, CA passed away at his home on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the age of 81. Peter was the consummate manufacturers’ representative and admired by his customers, principals, employees, and competitors alike.
Peter immigrated from Canada to the United States in 1952 and obtained his citizenship in 1957. He began his career as a manufacturing representative when he joined the Nickerson Rudat Sales Co. in 1958. In 1961, Peter purchased Nickerson Rudat and renamed it Ewing and Associates. That same year, Peter was recruited into the US Army where he met Richard Foley. “Dick” then joined Peter in 1964 and the firm was incorporated as Ewing Foley, Inc. in 1967.
Peter was a longtime member of NEMRA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association, serving on the Board of Directors and later as President from 1992-1993. An educational scholarship in his name was established at NEMRA in 1997 and continues to grant aid annually to students pursuing careers in the Electrical Industry.
The ultimate gentleman, Peter was a gracious, smart and generous man. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Peter is survived by his wife Penny; his son, Jeffrey, his wife Janet; his daughters, Deborah, Kimberly and Jennifer, her husband Bryan; his seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to NEMRA’s educational Empower Tomorrow Fund. Ewing Foley, Inc. will match all donations made in remembrance of Peter to the NEMRA foundation.
His obituary can be found here.
A celebration of life will be held in the New Year.
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