Anita W. Lewtas

SUDBURY, MASS. - Anita W. Lewtas, 89, died on March 22, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Arvid and Maria Wahlstrom. She graduated from Girls' Latin School, and received her bachelor's degree from Boston University in 1945, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She married Ralph A. Lewtas in Dorchester, Mass. in 1946 and they lived in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas before settling in Sudbury, Mass. in 1968, where they lived for many years.

In recent years she lived in Deland, Fla. and Peterborough, and moved to Orchard Hill in Sudbury in late 2012. Anita was devoted to her family, and had a wide range of interests, including geology, history, gardening, and knitting.

She is survived by her sons, Ted A. Lewtas and wife, Ellen, of Milwaukee, Wis. and Anthony R. Lewtas and wife, Kathryn, of Sudbury, Mass; her daughter-in-law, Winnie Skeates of Hancock; her grandchildren Kevin Lewtas and wife, Alyssa, of Carlisle, Mass., Andrea Lewtas of West Roxbury, Mass. and John Lewtas of Hancock; her great-granddaughter, Maria Lewtas; her sister-in-law Geraldine Searles of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Lewtas, her son Eric Lewtas, and her siblings Virginia, Alma, Paul, and Sven.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, One Morse Road, Sudbury, Mass. 01776, with the Reverend Barbara Williamson celebrating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 443-5777. For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit

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Duckett Funeral Home of J. S. Waterman
656 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-5777
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Mar. 27, 2014