Marvin Roland Lewis Sr. (1935 - 2014)

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Marvin Roland Lewis Sr., 79, of McDonald, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.He was born January 19, 1935, in Idlewood, a son of Matthew and Alzenia Heath Lewis.Mr. Lewis was a 1952 graduate of McDonald High School. He retired in 1986 as a foreman for Shenango Steel, where he worked for 30 years.He enjoyed watching and going to high school football games and loved watching his grandkids in any sport. He liked to work on cars and had a model car collection. He was a member of Silver Sneakers Group at the former Alexander's Gym.Mr. Lewis was a member and usher of First Baptist Church of McDonald and a member of the church's missionary society and project church. He was a member of the USWA and Shenango Retirees.On June 8, 1957, he married C. Vanetta Bush, who survives.Also surviving are a son, Marvin R. (Peggy) Lewis Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Carol Joy (Damon) Powell of Copley, Ohio, and Andrea J. (Max) Hamer of Moon Township; a brother, Matthew (Jeannine) Lewis of Thomasville, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara (Phillip) Johnson of Pittsburgh and Deborah Kemp of Lawrence; and eight grandchildren, Whitney Lewis Fancher, Marcus Lewis, Samantha, Brittany, Taylor and Reece Powell and Gabbi and Ajay Hamer.Deceased is a sister, Doris Lewis Sargeant.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, and from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Tuesday, April 22, in First Baptist Church of McDonald, 141 North McDonald Street, with the Rev. Barry Givner, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Missionary Society or to FBC Scholarship Fund. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at

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McDonald, PA 15057-1428
(724) 926-2300
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 19, 2014
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