Howard R. “Peewee” Lewis
April 30, 1934 - March 6, 2019
Howard R. “Peewee” Lewis, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Born in Wilmington, DE on April 30, 1934, he was a son of the late Leroy C. and Dollie (Morris) Lewis. Peewee proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his service, he worked as an insulator with Local 42.
A true outdoorsman, Peewee enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening and horseshoes. He could always be found cheering on his beloved Philadelphia teams, especially the Phillies and Eagles. Peewee was a member of the St. Anthony’s Club, The Rod and Gun club and St. Gabe’s, all in New Castle. In his spare time, he watched Nascar and was a talented wood worker. Peewee’s fondest memories were made spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy C. Lewis, Jr. and William F. Lewis. Peewee is survived by his wife of 59 years, Katherine (Sutemeyar) Lewis; children, Cheryl Ann Lewis, Leroy Francis Lewis (Lisa), Tracie Marie Todd (Richard) and Michael J. Lewis (Karen); sisters, Priscilla Snelling and Lillian Marchiani; grandchildren, Nicholas, Robert, Tara, Justin, Trevor, Christine, Chase, Ryan, Anthony and Dominque; great grandchildren, Colton, Ryder and Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Peewee’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.