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Theodore Lewis Sr.

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WALLINGFORD -- Theodore “Ted” Lewis Sr., 83, of Wallingford, a former longtime resident of Danby, died Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2006, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Poultney, he was the son of Edward and Jemima (Thorne) Lewis.

Mr. Lewis attended Poultney schools and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in his teens.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served aboard the USS Arlington AP174, an attack transport ship in the Pacific Theater, prior to his honorable discharge.

Mr. Lewis was a 1946 graduate of the Molor Systems Barber College.

He opened a dairy bar and barbershop in Danby in 1947, relocating in 1960 to Manchester, where he opened and operated Ted’s Barber Shop until September 2005.

Mr. Lewis was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion, Eagles Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Manchester and the Masonic Lodge.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Lewis enjoyed his place on Tinmouth Pond, where he spent time for almost 60 years. He always called it “a little piece of heaven.”

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; three daughters, Connie (Jamie) Edmunds of Tinmouth, Glenda Zimmer of Wallingford and Nancy (Gary) Jones of North Clarendon; a son, Theodore (Julie) Lewis Jr. of Shelburne; six grandchildren, Kathryn, Emily, Abigail, James, Sara and Sam; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and 16 brothers and sisters: Margaret, Gladys, Dick, Mary, Llewellyn, Laura, Ellen, Beatrice, William, Dorothy, Fred, Gordon, Henry, Ethel, Elmer and Franklin.

A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW in Manchester on Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m.

Private burial will be in the Poultney Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vermont Division, 100 Dorset St., No. 12 South Burlington, VT 05403, or to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2006
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