William J. Lewis
1942 - 2017
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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of William Jackson Lewis on August 19, 2017, in Boston, MA, after a long illness. He was 75. Bill was born on May 13, 1942, in Harlan, IA, to Jack and Florence Lewis. He came east after high school to attend Amherst College in Amherst, MA, graduating in 1964. Upon graduation, Bill pursued a career in banking, first with an expertise in trust services and investment management and later in mutual fund administration. He retired in 1999 dividing his time between Marion, MA and Juno Beach FL. A voracious reader his entire life, Bill had a keen appreciation of great literature with a special interest in history and its relevance to current history in the making. He enjoyed travel (he had a special love of the United Kingdom, from which he traced his family history), spending time on the golf course (his handicap varied widely over his life), and antiquing throughout New England. Bill also enjoyed his community work in Marion with the Elizabeth Taber Library and the Sippican Historical Society. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen, his brother David, his children Christopher William Lewis (Tracey Scher) and Hillary Lewis Winkelmann (James), and his grandchildren Isaac & Maya Lewis, and Madeleine & Thomas Winkelmann. A private family service will be held on Saturday, September 2 with a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Donations in Bills memory may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, The Charles A. Boucher MD Endowed Education Fund, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Attention: Emily Monteiro, Boston, MA 02114.

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Aug. 29 to Sep. 7, 2017.
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September 5, 2017
Bill was a special guy with a dry sense of humor and a quick laugh.
He will be missed as a 'Special Client'.
Thoughts with you Kathy.
Whatever I can do to assist.
Barbara Morse
September 2, 2017
Ever since Bill stayed at my house the summer after freshman year, we have been great friends. Bill was a very warm, vibrantperson to be with. I will miss him, and extend my sincere condolences to his wonderful wife Kathy and the entire Lewisfamily. Terry Segal Gloucester MA
Terry Segal
September 1, 2017
August 29, 2017
Please accept my sincerest condolences. May God and your fond memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Ms Porter
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