AGE: 82 • Milford
Don Lewis, age 82, of Milford, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 24, 1931 to the late Roscoe and Madeline Lewis. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Roscoe Martin Lewis, Jr. and his first wife of 40 years, Deborah Hammond Lewis. He graduated from P.S. DuPont High School Class of 1949, attended West Nottingham Academy 1950, and graduated from The College of Agriculture, University of Delaware in 1954. He was an active Sigma Nu for many years. He retired from Shell Chemical Company at the age of 52 years old. In his retirement, he was active with the Sigma Nu Fraternity, ESL Programs at Reformation Lutheran Church and Lu Lu Ross Elementary School. He was also active in the Milford Community Pantry and Avenue United Methodist Church. Don enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad, particularly Mazatlan Mexico, where it gave him the chance to practice speaking Spanish, which he spoke fluently. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Don is survived by his wife of 10 years, Tita Lewis; his children, Linda and Roy Luoma, Fallbrook, California, Donna Lewis and James Wallace, Augusta, Georgia, Debbie Lewis & Mia Gail, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Steven Lewis, Ellicott City, Maryland, Barbara and Paul Courtney, Columbia, Maryland. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren, Christopher and Jonathan Luoma, Kyle, Madeline, Sarah Courtney and Caroline Wallace, and his great granddaughter, Izzabella Luoma who he loved very much.
A viewing will be held at the Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, DE on Saturday, March the 1st from 10 to 11am with a service to follow. Internment will be at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to American Heart and Stroke Association www.heart.org/donate
or The Milford Community Pantry, 20 N. Church St., Milford, DE 19963.