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Lewis E. Wright

January 19, 1927 - June 23, 2018


Lewis E. Wright, age 91, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at his residence on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Born in Wilmington on January 19, 1927, he was a son of the late William W. Wright and Edith (Wiberg) Wright Ricketts. Lewis graduated from P.S. DuPont High School, where he played football, baseball and swam. After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and married Eleanor Carpenter in 1949. Following his service, Lewis dedicated his career as a real estate broker and later as an auto salesman.

Lewis enjoyed sports, especially cheering on his beloved Phillies. He was a volunteer member of the Talleyville Fire Company and the Lions Club. In his spare time, Lewis was a drummer at the Bonayre Community Center in Smyrna, DE, enjoyed dancing the jitterbug and was an accomplished oil painter. He also loved boating on the Bohemia River in his cabin cruiser.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff at the Wilmington VA Hospital for years of loving care to Lewis.

In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor (Carpenter) Wright; brother, William W. Wright, Jr.; and granddaughter, Katie Birney. He is survived by his wife, Jean M. (Moore) Wright; children, Diane W. Murphy (Bob) of West Chester, PA, Tom Wright (Jan) of Newark, DE and June M. Wright of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Bob Murphy (Laura), Matthew Murphy (Ali) and Mary Ellen Wright; and great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Shane, Mia, Ellie and Matthew Murphy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may by made in Lewis’ honor to the Talleyville Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803.

 

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  • My sincere sympathy Tom, your father was a respected man and I know you will miss him

  • We all loved Pop Pop so much. One of my favorite memories is when he played the drums at our wedding reception. Sending lots of love and hugs from the Matthew William Murphy family.

  • Mr Lou, will be missed very soft spokesman humble man.r.i.p. Mr Lou Luther towers will miss you dearly.

  • He was a kind and gentle man who raised a wonderful family. He will be truly missed by all.

  • Our sympathy and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With love, Tim for the Paul & Lois (Gustafson) Linton family.

  • Dear Pic Wright’s family,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Wish Rich and I could have been there for his service on Saturday. Would have liked to honor his memory and see all of you. Glad Jerry and Johnny could attend. We are here in Montana for the summer and could not be there.
    I remember your Dad as a very funny man with a great laugh. I know he will be greatly missed. You have my sympathy. With love, Joy