It’s our sad duty to pass on word today of a death in the Jets family. Lucy Ewbank, widow of Weeb Ewbank, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Jets Ring of Honor head coach, died this morning at the age of 105.
The last we got to see Lucy was during her videoboard presentation at Weeb’s posthumous induction into the Ring of Honor at then New Meadowlands Stadium in August 2010. She also was on hand for the unveiling of Weeb’s statue at Miami University of Ohio a little later that year on Cradle of Coaches Plaza at Miami’s Yager Stadium.
“Weeb had so many honors,” she said at the statue unveiling by the school for which Weeb starred in three sports and then coached. “I thought it was really nice of Miami to do that.”
Many of those many honors came after college, when Weeb led first the Baltimore Colts and then the Jets to championships, in the process becoming the only man who will ever win titles in both the NFL and the AFL. Weeb died at the age of 91 in 1998.
We heard of Lucy’s passing early this afternoon from Frank Ramos, the Jets’ longtime public relations director who was the Jets’ PR pointman during the 1968 Super Bowl III season. He recalled Lucy as always a big part of the Green & White family.
“Lucy was a great supporter of Weeb throughout his whole career and a great football fan of the Jets, the Baltimore Colts and of course Miami,” Frank said. “She went to games all the time. She was a really personable woman, a wonderful person, and she’ll be missed.”
Lucy’s funeral will be in Oxford, Ohio. We’ll provide the arrangements here as we receive them.
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