John T. Chew Jr., 67, of St. Davids, a professional photographer for more than 40 years, died of cancer Tuesday, Dec. 24, at home.
Mr. Chew's photos appeared in editorial features and advertisements in publications such as House & Garden, the New York Times Magazine, and the Magazine Antiques. He also had assignments for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
A specialist in art and antiques photography, Mr. Chew was a director of the Alliance for Community Media, a founding director of the Radnor Township public-access television station, and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. He also was a longtime trustee of Cliveden, the historic Philadelphia home of Benjamin Chew.
Mr. Chew was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Corsicana, Texas. He spent most of his childhood in Radnor and attended Episcopal Academy in Merion; Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., and Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. He served in the Air Force Reserve and was stationed at bases in Texas and Willow Grove.
He enjoyed sailing, kayaking, skiing, tennis, and going on motorcycle trips with friends and family.
His son, John T. Chew III, said his father was an honest man who had strong principles. "He was a good friend to a lot of people," he said.
Mr. Chew also is survived by his sister, Margaret Chew Newbold; his brother, Robert R. Chew; a niece; and a nephew.
A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. David's Episcopal Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Cliveden of the National Historic Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave., for its "Cliveden Conversations" program or to St. David's Episcopal Church.