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Carl Walker Bewig

August 31, 1940 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 81)


Carl Walker Bewig – Haverhill, MA

We mourn the loss of Carl W. Bewig who passed away April 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  Carl was born in St. Louis, Missouri where his family and community life nurtured his love for learning, music, theater and the written word.  These passions took him to Oberlin College where he graduated with a BA in History.  While at Oberlin College, he met and married Mary, his lifelong friend and wife of 30 years. He went on to earn his Masters in Education at Washington University in St. Louis. His first job as a high school American history teacher launched an illustrious career dedicated to helping young people find their path in life.

Carl returned to Oberlin where he became Director of Admissions at the College and the Conservatory of Music.  Oberlin remained their family home for nearly twenty years where they raised their two daughters.  Carl moved on to become Director of College Counseling at Phillips Academy Andover where for over two decades he continued helping young people realize their potential.

In 2001 he met and subsequently married his great love, William.  They built a rich life together in Haverhill, MA filled with travel and culture. Over Carl’s lifetime he launched careers, believed in people, gave them second chances, and was a true role model and mentor.

From Webster Groves, to Oberlin, to Andover, and to Haverhill, Carl developed and nurtured an enormous web of friendships that span the globe.  He never forgot a face or a name. He was a force, a presence and often described as larger than life.

He is survived by his husband William, daughters Wendy and Laura, grandchildren Lila, Isabelle, Clea and Samuel, sisters Mary and Barbara, son-in-law Stewart, loving nieces, nephews and cousins, and concentric circles of friends the wide, wide world over.  May his memory be a blessing.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Carl’s name to organizations in your community that support educating and mentoring young people.

There are no funeral services scheduled for Carl at this time.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Please check back here for updates as they are available.  Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 is entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.


Services are to be announced

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