Roger B. Lewis
1925 - 2020
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Roger B. Lewis

Roger B. Lewis, 95, passed away June 23, 2020 at the McClure-Miller Respite House after a brief illness.

He was born in Shelburne, VT, February 6, 1925 to Ralph K. and Irene M. (Bevins) Lewis. Roger attended Shelburne High School and proudly served his country enlisting in the US Navy in 1943. He served aboard the USS Melvin R. Nawman as a gunner's mate. The ship, part of the Third Fleet under the command of Admiral William F. Halsey, operated in the South Pacific. On December 17, 1944 Typhoon Cobra struck the Third Fleet; three destroyers capsized and sank with 790 lives lost. Nine other warships were damaged including the Nawman. Roger survived and saw many battles. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

On December 24, 1946 Roger married Roberta Wallace Richardson in Shelburne, VT. They made many happy memories together during their 73 years of marriage. Roberta passed on February 29, 2020.

Roger was employed for 25 years by General Electric in Burlington, VT as supervisor of manufacturing. He served on the Shelburne VT Cemetery Commission for 20 years. An avid outdoorsman, Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends.

Left to cherish Roger's memory are his daughter Diana Lynne Lewis Perry, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Roberta, his sons Robert B. Lewis, Steven D. Lewis, Michael A. Lewis, and Roger W. Lewis.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Roger's memory to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.




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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
Gone but never forgotten.
Leah Lawson
Family
July 6, 2020
Made many memories with Roger, Sis, Bill, Bruce, Lynn, Doug, and Mike -- from swimming at the marble quarry, deer hunting in Hancock and Ferdinand, etc. Used to gather at their home prior to hitch-hiking back to New London with Bruce. Roger always made me feel like family. He led a good and full life. Bless you Lynn, we were honored to know him.
Fred & Dee Morrow
Friend
July 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Leah Lawson
Family
July 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. I love you Uncle Roger.
Leah Lawson
Family
July 2, 2020
Dad and Daughter good times.
Lynne Perry
Daughter
July 2, 2020
On behalf of myself, my sons and daughter, all your grandchildren, your deceased sons and wonderful wife, thank you for showing us that blood is truly thicker than water and preserving your legacy for us, we love you!
Lynne Perry
Daughter
July 1, 2020
Thank you for being my life time friend and a wonderful Father-in-law. I truly will miss you. God bless. Your loving Daughter -in-law. Ruby
Ruby Lewis
Family
June 30, 2020
Some of my fondest childhood memories are the vacations my family took every summer when we headed north from Connecticut to Vermont to spend 1 to 2 weeks with the Lewis family. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis treated me like another son and I loved them both dearly. We got together occasionally over the years and I will always cherish those times. My sincere condolences to Lynn. Dale (Will) Williams
Dale Williams
Friend
June 29, 2020
My family knew Roger and his family growing up in Shelburne. He was like Dick Clark, he never aged. We will miss him. Condolences to Lynn and a thank you to Ruby for taking such good care of him all these years.
Joan Hazeltine
Friend
June 29, 2020
I was Roger's first cousin. My aunt was Roger's mother., we called her "Aunt Honey" and I believe I'm the only relative left. Roger was the nicest kid growing up, always being good-natured and kind.

I tried to get ahold of Roger when his wife passed in February, but to no avail, and also tried to find his daughter, Diana. Would very much like to hear from her.

Ann Hazen Hall
Family
June 28, 2020
Most hard working iron fisted amazing Dad in the world.
Diana
Daughter
June 28, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about your dads passing. Our thoughts are with you. Roger Fisher and family
Donna Pittsley
Friend
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