William Francis Lewis, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Francis Lewis, Sr.

Born October 6, 1937

William Francis Lewis, Sr., known fondly as Lumpy, age 77, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, October 5, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Bill was born in Wilmington on October 6, 1937, and was a son of the late Leroy Lewis and Mae (Morris) Lewis. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Randolph until his honorable discharge. Bill made his career with Asbestos Workers Local #42, retiring after 28 years of dedicated service.

Active in his community, he was a member of the Police, Fire, Rod and Gun Club, St. Anthony’s Club and St. Gabe’s Club. An avid golfer, Bill was a former member of the Sakima Country Club in Carney’s Point, NJ. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his leisure time. Above all else, Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Lewis, Jr. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years and 10 months, Kathryn Jeanne (Roach) Lewis; children, Victoria Novello (Richard), William F. Lewis, Jr. (Toni Moore), Kelly Tomczak (Anthony) and Christopher Lewis (Bonnie); siblings, Howard Lewis (Katherine), Priscilla Snelling and Lil Marchiani (Henry); grandchildren, Michael Marciano (Tracy), Richard Novello, Jr., Anthony Ball (April), Kassey Novello, Kristen Nepi, Brooke Lewis, Christopher McElwee, Taylor Lewis, Troy Tomczak, Paige Tomczak, Alyssa Novello, Brett Tomczak, Emily Lewis, Morgan Lewis and William Bud Lewis; great grandchildren, Jordan Marciano, Abby Biggs, Bella Jester, Michaela Witt, Nate Witt, Gia Maniscalco, Abby Ball and Allie Ball; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, October 13, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.


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  • Bill,
    It was an honor and a privilege to know such a fine, warm and caring man as yourself. Rest in peace sir. God bless.

  • You will be missed! What I will always remember about you is the love you had for your wife,kids and your fsmily it was something so special. I know your nephew Michael Lewis will miss those good stories at St. Anthony you use to tell him and helped him through his toughest times.

  • Chris, Kelly and family, so sorry for your Dad’s passing. Always remember the good times and memories you made with him, it will help get you through. Thinking of you all.

  • Lumpy,

    You will be greatly missed , such a fun loving person . Always had a smile on your face and a pleasure to be around. Lots of laughs. You will be deeply missed. Our prayers to your family.

    Colleen and Michael Wargo

  • Bill was a great friend for many years with a lot of fun Christmas’s together with Kathy at our house and at Pee Wee’s for many years. He will be missed by Butch and I. I know how much he loved his family and how they will miss him. Always remember the fun times they are the best memories . We love you all very much.Lots of Love Butch and JoAnne

  • Lumpy was a friend who would do anything for you and I will miss him dearly.

  • Love you Pop. I will forever keep you in my heart. My life will not be the same without you in it but I am honored to have had you in my life. You most definitely were one of a kind. You touched so many life. I will forever remember your amazing smile and the love you gave all of us. Love you, Pop!!!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember, you are not alone.

  • Pop-pop
    I miss and love you still i cried about you not to long ago i miss all them memories that we had. I wish we could spend just one more mouth with you and make better memories. Love you always <3

  • Hey pop still miss you a lot your the only thing that made me happy!i love you.