Howard R. "Peewee" Lewis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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9 Condolences for Howard R. “Peewee” Lewis

  • I enjoyed every minute spent with my Uncle Howard. I am so thankful for all the years of fun we had playing golf, Uncle, Dad and me. We laughed all day every time the three of us went out. I enjoyed mixing up 14’s for the two of us at the Local Picnic and Golf outings. When we were little we were at his house often and both families grew close because of it. I truly loved my Uncle Howard like a father and I will miss him dearly. Bonnie and I send our deepest condolences to the entire Lewis family. We love you all and are available for anything you need.

  • I love you with all my heart and will miss you dearly. I know dad was waiting to welcome you so give him a big hug from me

  • Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. Many fond memories of the picnics at the hall and they will be treasured always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Bob and Dee Holden

  • To Michael, Karen and the Lewis family, be comforted that your dad is now at rest. No more suffering. His job on earth is done so God called him home.

  • So sorry to hear we lost another great man. My Dad, Tony Kotowski worked with “PeeWee” & Local 42. Please know that our family keeps you in prayers. God bless you all.

  • Pee Wee will remember good times and the Arguments at work always messing with each other , will miss you my brother. (Peace)

  • I have so many fond memories of PeeWee from the Rod and Gun Club. He was a true friend and I will miss him deeply. Be at peace my friend. My prayers go out the the Lewis family.

  • My deepest condolences to the Lewis Family. Although we have grown apart over the years I will always cherish my childhood memories of being a child of a community of friends and families that were always there for each other as we grew up and grew older together. Parents like the Lewis’s took care of everyone’s kids whether at their house or playing nearby. Sharing the good times and the bad together. My heartfelt sympathy to Katherine, Cheryl, Skeeter, Tracie, Michael and your extended families on your loss. May he go with God and rest in peace.

  • Kathy & family, just met your daughter Cheryl today and she told me of Howard’s death. I am so sorry for your lost. I pray God will give you and your family the strength to take this journey without Howard. I am sure he is still there with you all. Your daughter Cherly seem to be very very nice young lady. We send prayers to you and your family. May God Bless all of you in this time of need. God will give you the strength you need at this time.
    Sincerely, God Bless the Lewis Family,
    Marie & Riff Seewald