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.