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Aaron J. Hewitt

December 18, 1975 — June 11, 2022

AARON J. HEWITT

Aaron J. Hewitt, of Charlotte, NC, died unexpectedly at the age of 46 while walking the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage across northern Spain on June 11, 2022.

Aaron was born in Cass City, Michigan, on December 18, 1975. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1998 with a degree in Athletic Training, where he parlayed a summer internship into a full-time position as an athletic trainer with the Minnesota Vikings. Aaron returned to Central Michigan to receive his master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2002. Shortly after, he made the big move to Charlotte, NC, to begin his orthopedic career with OrthoCarolina. It was here he met the love of his life, Amanda, who he married on May 16, 2014. After 15 years at OrthoCarolina, Aaron accepted a job offer to join Arthrex in their Medical Education department, and in 2018, he and Amanda relocated to Naples, Florida. In addition to working at Arthrex, Aaron most recently earned his MBA, graduating in 2021. Charlotte has always been home, and he and Amanda were set to return to begin a new role as Director of Medical Education at Peerless Surgical.

Aaron was a friend to all and easy to love, famous for his megawatt smile and making friends instantly. He was an avid Cross Fitter, creating lifelong friendships at Ultimate CrossFit and North Naples CrossFit. Aaron also completed four marathons, multiple half marathons, and loved participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run with a big group of friends every year. Aaron loved snowboarding, hiking, and was always the resident travel planner and social director for his friends. Friends and family were incredibly important to Aaron, especially his wife of 8 years, Amanda. Aaron and Amanda were frequent travelers, having travelled to over 15 countries in their time together. A spiritual pursuit and his love for travel took him to Spain to complete a decade-long dream of hiking the Camino de Santiago. It will come as no surprise that he quickly befriended fellow pilgrims who considered themselves “familia.” Aaron had a contagious zest for life and a passion for making the world a better place, which everyone will agree he accomplished.

No words are adequate to describe what he meant to so many. He has touched countless lives, and will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Aaron is survived by his wife, Amanda; his mother, Amor West; stepmother, Freda Hewitt (Dave) Dalton; Amanda’s parents, Dave and Joan Lombardo; sisters: Carol Hewitt, Teresa (Dwight) Gascho, Anne (Ryan) Keller; brothers, Ed (Jayne) Hewitt, Alfred (Elaina) Hewitt; many nieces and nephews; his faithful, furry companion of 16 years, Greta. He is preceded in death by his father, Ervie Hewitt; sister, Kathy Pudelko.

Celebration of Life service held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City followed by a gathering for family and friends in Beagio’s Pizza and Restaurant of Kingston.

Visitation: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

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Cass City, MI 48726

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