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Richard A. “Dick” Lewis  

Richard A. “Dick” Lewis

February 17, 1924 ~ April 15, 2015

Richard A. “Dick” Lewis, age 91, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Born on February 17, 1924, in Parksley, Virginia, Dick was the son of the late Upshur D. Lewis and Sarah (Core) Lewis.

As a US Army Air Corps veteran, he proudly served his country during World War II. In his civilian life, he was a member of the UAW #1183 and made his career with the Chrysler Corporation, where he worked for 30 years before retiring as a body shop repairman in 1982.

Mr. Lewis was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of St. John’s/Holy Angels Parish, where he was an usher for 36 years and assisted with Sunday collections and as a money counter. As a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, he served as past Grand Knight and past Captain of the Color Guard of St. Michael’s Council #4548, past Faithful Navigator of the Cardinal Gibbons Assembly (Fourth Degree), and was a member of the Wilmington Men of Malvern, for which he served as Recruitment Captain for 27 years.
Staying active throughout the years, Dick enjoyed his daily swim at the Newark Senior Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Stephania Huminski Lewis in 1991 and his second wife, Gloria Mackres Lowe Lewis in 2012.

Mr. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Lewis Hickey (Anthony) of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Michelle Suchyj (John), Melanie Pertain (Michael), Monica Herjavec (Robert), Mason Hickey (Jin) and Mackenzie “Andy” Hickey (Hibet) and ten great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with Mr. Lewis’ family from 9:45 – 10:45 am on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE, where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Ruthie & Mark Pugmire, April 17, 2015

    Our sympathies go out to the family. Heaven has gotten a good one! We’re really going to miss our buddy. He was the nicest neighbor anyone could ever ask for.

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  2. Penny & Joe Vlach, April 18, 2015

    Barbara and Family:

    We are thinking of all of you and wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Penny & Joe Vlach

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  3. Gerard Valastro, April 18, 2015

    Your pool buddy Gerard will miss you at the artritis class at the Newark Senior Center. Miss talking with you and hearing your stories. Condolences to your family.
    Gerard

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  4. Arnie Sher Samson, April 19, 2015

    Prosit Brother,

    Driving thru Middletown DE “Everett Theater” memories will always be there reminding me of you
    working for your Uncle in Elkton. You were a remarkable person leaving Eastern Shore @ 16 and
    learning business from your Uncle Everett. You were always active whatever you did…I can remember
    seeing you @ Malvern Retreat House “Wilmington DE Men of Malvern” helping “Tuck Mulrooney” always running around. Meeting you @ Newark Senior Center Pool and remembering your face I said to you in locker-room “Prosit Brother” and you looked up and we cemeted a friendship ever since.
    We will be there Tuesday April 21, 2015 w/ Barbara, Tony and Kids @ St. John Beloved where my wife and I got married and we will go w/ Family to Veterans Cemetery where you will be next to Stephania.

    Prosit Brother…Love You.
    Arnie Sher Samson–Townsend DE.

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  5. Shelley, April 20, 2015

    GD- I miss you sooooo much. I hope you have found an unlimited supply of Entenmann donuts in heaven. I just left the Newark Senior Center pool and you are already missed.

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  6. Linda Windsor, April 21, 2015

    My sincere condolences to Dick’s family. I will miss him and his conversations at the pool! He would come in when we were still playing volleyball and somebody would always hit the ball to him when he was trying to relax on the side!! He will be missed by all.

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  7. joan and harold bachman, April 22, 2015

    our condolences to “dick”s family. He was a good neighbor. for many years.

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