Mr. Lewis Barnard "Lew" Pultz, a resident of Windsor Locks for over 50 years, passed away Feb. 5, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
Mr. Pultz was born and grew up in Greensburg, Pa. He attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he entered pre-med studies. Entry into World War II
interrupted his studies. Mr. Pultz entered the Army
Air Corps photographic unit. He served a majority of his time at the Salua Air Base with the 20th Bomber Command in West Bengal, India, where he serviced B-29 Superfortresses. After the end of the war he was transferred briefly to duty in Shanghai, China, before receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. After the war he completed his studies at Union College. In 1950 he met and married Nancy Ann Ackerman of Greensburg. Mr. Pultz worked for many years for Kennametal Inc. of Latrobe, Pa., first as an official company photographer and then later as office manager and sales representative. In 1963 the company transferred Mr. Pultz to Windsor Locks to manage its field office. He was a member of the Freemasons Composite Lodge 28 of Connecticut for over 50 years and member of both the Kiwanis Club and the Windsor Locks Historical Society.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael C. Pultz of Granville, Mass., and David S. Pultz of New York, N.Y.
Viewing will be at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks, on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Windsor Locks Congregational Church, 8 Main St., Windsor Locks, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Windsor Locks Congregational Church.