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Edward "Ted" Lewis

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Edward "Ted" Lewis Obituary
Edward "Ted" Lewis passed away on Tuesday, the 31st of July 2012, in Houston, at the age of 92.
Ted was born on the 7th of May 1920, in California, and raised between Berkeley and Inverness on Point Reyes.
Everyone who knew Ted remembers and remarks about his wry wit and sharp intelligence. Behind his quiet demeanor was a brilliant and inquisitive mind.
Ted was married to his wife Fofo for 56 fine years. They married months after meeting, and their relationship grew in depth every year, integrating Ted into the Houston Greek community through his loving wife. They shared a lifetime of travel together, both in the US and abroad. Their love and appreciation for each other will be remembered by many.
In childhood, Ted developed a lifelong appreciation of wild nature, which in later life he shared with his family and friends on numerous outings and bird watching trips. He was a supporter of conservancy and nature advocacy groups.
For decades, Tuesday nights were set aside for quartets. Ted played violin, often hosting the gatherings. He also played with the Rice Symphony Orchestra.
Rice University was a central focus of Ted and Fofo's life, both socially and academically. He entered Rice with degrees from the University of California and Harvard. Ted was a distinguished professor of chemistry there until retirement, serving as the department chair twice.
Ted is survived by his wife, Fofo; sons, Richard and Aki; and grand-daughters, Carla and Christy Lewis.
A funeral service is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 3rd of August, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard in Houston.
The interment is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.
Immediately following, all are invited to a Makaria luncheon at a venue to be announced during the service.


Published in Houston Chronicle from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2012
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