Dale Elaine Lewis, 85, of Clarks Green, formerly of West Scranton, died Monday morning in Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. She was the widow of the late Jack Lewis, a one-time editor at the former Scranton Tribune/Scrantonian.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mabel Thomas. Dale was a graduate of West Scranton High School. She and Jack were married in 1950 and she was a homemaker while her children were young. Dale later worked for WVIA-TV/FM, where she was the executive secretary to the general manager for more than 30 years. Dale was a lifelong, active member of the First United Church of Christ, Scranton.
One of Dale's greatest gifts was her ability to make each of her children and grandchildren feel uniquely special and loved. They were the joy of her life. She will live in their hearts forever.
The family would like to thank Traditional Home Health and Hospice as well as the staff of the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit for their extraordinary care and compassion shown to their mother.
Surviving are her four children, Jack and wife, Elizabeth, of Elizabethtown, Jeff and wife, Phyllis, of Moscow, Glenn and wife, Diane, of Roswell, Ga., and Pam Kane and husband, William, of Clarks Summit; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Poppy and husband, Seth, Megan Barrett and husband, Patrick, Erin Lewis, Eliza and Jackie Lewis, and Drew and Ryan Kane; two step-grandchildren, Claire Bair and husband, John; and Emily Logan and husband, Derek; two great-grandchildren, Hugo Poppy and Harper Barrett; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Madeleine and Jacob Bair; and Samuel Logan; two brothers, Paul Thomas and wife, Marge, of Clarks Green; and Don Thomas of Vista, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, June Neary.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Harrison Putnun, pastor of the First United Church of Christ. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ, 132 N. Bromley Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceey oungfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 11, 2012