Christopher Philip Lewis, 26, a lifelong resident of Eynon, died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.
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Born in Scranton, son of Donald and Laura Tomassoni Lewis, Eynon, he was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and Bishop O'Hara High School in 2006. He attended Allied Medical Technical School in Scranton and graduated as a medical assistant technician transcriptionist. He later graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with an associate's degree in nursing and became a registered nurse. He was employed at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Eynon/Archbald.
He enjoyed sports, the outdoors and the camaraderie of his friends and family. He was an avid bowler and scored a 300 game. While in high school, he was the MVP of his wrestling team and played football. As a young boy, he enjoyed Boy Scouts and participated as an altar server in church. He loved his "Nonnie" and "Nonno," family and friends and held a special place in his heart for animals. He touched many lives as a R.N.
Surviving are a brother, Daniel; and a sister, Jennifer, both of Eynon; his maternal grandmother, Marie Tomassoni, Eynon; paternal grandfather, Richard Lewis, Scranton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Foster Tomassoni; his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Lewis; his great-aunt, Lucille McKane; and great-uncle, Robert Tomassoni.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Czestochowa Church, Eynon. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery, Eynon.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. before the service at the funeral home. To send flowers or for online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com.
James M Margotta Funeral Home
1019 Main St Peckville, PA 18452
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 1, 2014