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D. Richard Lewis

October 28, 1944 — December 20, 2013

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, PA 18853 TEL 570 746-1444 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY December 20, 2013 Donald Richard Lewis, age 69, of New Era, PA passed away on Friday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, with his loving family at his side. Richard was born October 28, 1944, in Terry Township at his family home. He was the son of the late Donald Cameron Lewis and Dolly Heath Lewis. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School as a member of the class of 1962. He served in the US Air Force a member of the 8th Tactical Wing in Ubon, Thailand, during the Vietnam War. He became an electrician through the GI Bill and worked on construction in Texas. He married the former Selvia Reeves of Houston, TX on July 1, 1973. He and Selvia moved back to PA in 1974 and he went to work for RD Goss for 14 years, until relocating to Lock Haven where he was employed by Hammermill Paper Company which later became International Paper. After the plant closed he began working for Craftmaster Mfg. in Wysox, PA from which he retired in 2008. Richard was a member of the New Era Methodist Church and a past member of the Sugar Valley Lions Club. He loved riding motorcycles, he also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and Formula One racing. His special love was being with his grandchildren. Surviving: Spouse: Selvia at home Three daughters: Andrea Summers Heilwood, PA Diane (Michael) Elmore Leesburg, VA Katherine (Edward) Armstrong Huntingdon, PA Three sisters: Shirley Lewis Butler Springfield, VA Jean Adams Buckhannon, WV Frances (James) Elliott Falls Church, VA Three grandchildren: Andrew Christopher Lewis Benjamin Elmore Maya Elmore Special Niece: Cyndi Butler Springfield, VA Special Daughter: Cathi (David) Short Orlando, Florida Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brother-in-laws: Nathan Adams on April 22, 1993, and JT Butler in April of 2004. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 12:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with Florence Campbell and Edward Zinser officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00A.M. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorial contributions can be made in Richard’s name to the New Era Methodist Church, c/o Florence Campbell, 1560 North St, Wyalusing, PA 18853. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of D. Richard Lewis, please visit our flower store.


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