Lewis "Lew" G. Accorsi, 92, of Cheswick, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Lew was born May 7, 1929, in New York City, to the late Salvatore and Elizabeth Accorsi, and moved to Acme when just an infant. He was a military police officer and firefighter in the Army serving in occupied Japan after World War II. He was employed by the PLCB and retired as manager of the Oakmont store in 1989. He was quartermaster at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wallace Murray Post in Cheswick. He served Cheswick Borough as a councilman for eight years and mayor for four. Lew was a Cheswick volunteer fireman for 72 years and during that time, served terms as fire chief and president. He was still responding to alarms at the age of 92. Lew was co-founder of the Lower Valley Ambulance Service, being the charter director in 1973. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him tremendous joy. Lew was the beloved husband of the late Anthonette "Nettie" Cutrara; loving father of Janey (Steven "Lee") Sarniak, Marylou (Gary) Taylor and Sam (Donel) Accorsi; grandfather of Steven (Amanda) Sarniak, Katie (Ryan) Brogneri, Lindsay Taylor, Nikki (Andy) Vogus, Emily Accorsi, Stephanie Accorsi; and great-grandfather of Grayson and Harper Sarniak, Ellie Brogneri and Louisa Vogus. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD., 930 Center Ave., Blawnox, PA 15238. Burial to remain private. Visit www.thomasmsmithfh.com
Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Oct. 7, 2021.