Christopher Shewokis, manager of the Rectrix Aerodrome facility at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly on November 4. He was 51.
Born Dec. 2, 1965 in Westfield, Massachusetts, Shewokis earned a degree in aviation and flight management from Daniel Webster College and began his aviation management career with Executive Flyers Aviation in Bedford. He then joined Signature Flight Support’s Bedford facility, remaining there for 25 years before taking his management role at Rectrix. In addition to his management duties, he was a private pilot.
“The Rectrix Aviation corporate family, along with all of the Hanscom Field airport personnel as well as the general aviation community, is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and coworker,” said Rectrix CEO Richard Cawley.
“Chris was a true aviation professional, passionate about the industry, committed to safety, always attentive to his responsibilities and welcoming to everyone he encountered. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife and daughters.”
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Suzanne (Stanton) Shewokis and his two daughters, Sarah and Samantha Shewokis.