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David H. Lewis of Exton David H. Lewis, 87, of Exton, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Brandywine Hall Care Center in West Chester. David was the devoted husband for over 66 years to Patricia M. Finegan Lewis. Born in Berwyn, he was the son of the late David H. Lewis and the late Dorothy Thompson Lewis. He worked as a salesman in the automotive industry. David served in the Army during WWII. He was captured in Anzio, Italy and was a prisoner of war (POW) in Germany from January 1944 until he was liberated on Friday, April 13, 1945. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in West Chester. He was a founding member of the West Whiteland Fire Department in Exton. David was Past Commander of the American Legion Post #134 of West Chester and served as Adjutant for over 40 years. He was also the founder of the Brandywine Chapter of the Ex-Prisoners of War, where he also served as state commander. David was the loving father of M. Kathryn Dulin, wife of John, Jr. of West Chester, David J. Lewis, husband of Debbie of Glenmoore and Carolyn A. Barrett, wife of Kevin of West Chester. He was the loving grandfather of Stephanie A. Challis, wife of Sean, John F. Dulin, III, Christopher J. Dulin, husband of Marina, David P. Dulin, Sam Lewis, husband of Shannon, Matthew Lewis, Mark Lewis, husband of Eli, Kevin Barrett, husband of Jennifer, Megan Barrett, Sean Barrett; loving great-grandfather of eight; and brother of Dorothy Brown, of Killeen, Texas. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 31, at St. Agnes Church, 233 W. Gay St., West Chester. Interment will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery in West Chester. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, 410 N. Church St., West Chester. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and/or St. Agnes Church at the above address.

Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 29, 2012
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