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Lucy Ewbank, Weeb’s Widow, Passes Away at 105

Posted by Randy Lange on January 16, 2012 – 1:07 pm

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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11 Responses to “Lucy Ewbank, Weeb’s Widow, Passes Away at 105”

  1. By Tom Spicer on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Rest in peace

  2. By oasus on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    wow….she lived a nice long life….R.I.P….

  3. By IRA on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    She lived a full life sorry to read this news.

  4. By wayne on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    She lived a full and I’m sure interesting life…..RIP

  5. By Kevin65fan on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    God Bless Lucy…Weeb is waiting for you with open arms…

  6. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    RIP, Lucy, thanks for everything, say hi to Weeb for us.

  7. By Charliejet on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    geeez..a long full life ..R.I.P.

  8. By JimmyJet1962 on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    What a full blessed life. R.I.P. Mrs. Ewbank

  9. By Cliff - NJ on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll never forget Weeb signing an autograph for me when I was just a kid, and of course the great Super Bowl win. God bless them both.

  10. By DKM on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to hear that, God bless, R.I.P

  11. By Jetman53 on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    As a 47 year season ticket holder, I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Lucy Ewbank. RIP Mrs. Ewbank and please thank Weeb for a memorable 1968 season and one of the happiest moment in my life on January 12, 1969 when Jets beat Colts in Supe III!

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