SMETHPORT - John Joseph Lewis, 65, of Smethport, died Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014) at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
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He was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Olean, N.Y., a son of George C. and Mary Louise DeSio Lewis.
John was a 1967 graduate of Smethport High School and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had been employed by Pittsburgh Corning of Port Allegany. He retired due to ill health.
Mr. Lewis was a member of St. Elizabeth Church of Smethport, the Smethport Fire Department, was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a member of the former Smethport Ambulance Association.
He is survived by six sisters, Linda M. (Thomas) Hinaman of Lewis Run, Phyllis J. (Jim) McWilliams of Powder Springs, Ga., Rosemary Frizzi of Mableton, Ga., Elaine D. Lewis of Anderson, S.C., Barbara L. (Gilbert) Geer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Patti A. (Hassan) Cox-Obied of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; three brothers, Mark G. Lewis of Douglasville, Ga., Gary A. Lewis of Norcross, Ga., and Leo E. Lewis of Douglasville; nine nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Smethport Fire Department; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, 2014