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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

JOHN K. LEWIS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

John K. Lewis age 91 of Port Jervis, NY went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 24, 2012. He was surrounded by his family at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis, NY. John was born on February 17, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late John W. and Anna Smith Lewis. He proudly served our country during WW II, with the U.S. Army. He was a faithful member of the Milford Bible Church, and choir, Milford, Penna., a life member of the Roosa-fleming V.F. W Post 161, Port Jervis, a life member of the Pole Bridge Hunting Club, a former member of the Port Jervis Barber Shop Chorus and Quartet, a member of the Port Jervis City Band, and for many years. John played military taps for many Memorial Day and Veterans services in Port Jervis. He was a former member of the Drew United Methodist Church and choir for over 50 years. "Mr. Lewis was a man of faith and love, a wonderful role model and example of the Christian life. He loved his Savior, his wife and family, his church family, and his Country. He was a good provider, an encourager, a humble servant, a true patriot. He was honest and had a sense of humor along with a great smile and a contagious laugh! He loved God's creation, hunting, fishing, music, his dessert, and was a die-hard Yankee fan! He lived his faith with "J-O-Y", putting Jesus first, others second, and yourself last, and as a result enjoyed 67 wonderful years of marriage and the love and respect of many. His family and friends will greatly miss him, but are very thankful to have the assurance of seeing him again in Heaven. Knowing that he was trusting Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Heaven." John was a retired plant operator for Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., at Mongaup, New York. He married Mary Lewis on June 10, 1945, recently celebrating 67 years of blessed marriage. He is survived by his wife at home, his 3 sons, John Lewis at home, George Lewis and his wife Ginger of Port Jervis, and David Lewis and his wife Lanore of Port Jervis;12 grandchildren, Brian and Lisa Lewis, Elizabeth Egoy and her husband Pastor Neil Egoy, Daniel Lewis and his wife Cheryl, Ruth Wylie and her husband Warren, John A. Lewis, Mary, Sarah, and Jeremiah Lewis,Jennifer Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis and his wife Stephanie and Mark Lewis; 6 great grandchildren, John Lester, Jenny, Jessica, Sophia, Olivia and Jeffrey David, Jr.; his daughter-in-law Judy Lewis of Port Jervis and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by many special friends, that John considered as his children. He was pre-deceased by his 2 sisters, Evelyn Wilson and Mary Travis. A celebration of John's life will be held Wednesday June 27, at 4 PM at the Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Drive, Milford, Penna. Rev. Robert Elliott will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Bible Church, c/o the Benevolence Fund 110 Foxcroft Drive, Milford, Penna. 18337. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information,directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

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