Feb. 8, 2013
Lewis W. Culp Jr., 87, died Feb. 8, 2013, at Paoli Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was the husband of Carmen (Evans) Culp, with whom he shared 59 years of a devoted and loving marriage and friendship.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Lew was a son of the late Lewis W. Culp Sr. and Josephine (Lewis) Culp.
He graduated from E.L. Meyers High School and the Spring Garden Institute of Technology. His business career was in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning; he worked in service and sales and as owner/operator of his own company.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Langley (CVL-27) in the Pacific theatre from 1942 through 1946. His patriotism for his country always was profound and sincere.
Lew was a member of Thomson Lodge, No. 340, Paoli, and University Lodge, No. 51, Philadelphia, F&AM.
He deeply respected and admired all animals and was an avid catch-and-release fly fisherman, enjoying creeks in Pennsylvania, the portage of his canoe to lakes in Canada and fishing Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. During the winter, skiing in Pennsylvania, New York and states of New England was his favorite pastime.
Upon retirement, Lew and Carmen traveled extensively, especially enjoying Antarctica, Galapagos, the Arctic, the South China Sea and Australia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Helen Keiner and Jennie Thomas.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by an aunt; nephews; nieces; cousins; and their respective families.
He has enjoyed many wonderful and strong friendships throughout his life. Smiles are immediate as Lew's stories and humor are recalled. He shall be remembered for his kindness toward all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lew's Life Celebration Service on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mauger Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Ave., Malvern, Pa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Boy Scouts of America, Chester County Chapter, 504 S. Concord Road, West Chester, PA 19382, the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 or a