Born in Marcus Hook, Penn., son of the late Archie Lewis and Arline M. Gardinier, he had lived in Fall River prior to moving to Westport in 1985.
A veteran of WWII, he served his country as a signalman in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement in 1984, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Lewis was an avid gardener, liked Corvettes, was a history buff and loved the New York Yankees.
Including his wife, survivors include a stepson, Mark W. Platt and his fiancée Darlene of Westport; a stepdaughter, Linda M. Vautrin and her husband Norman of Westport; five step grandchildren, Jodi, William, Scott, Kelly and Mark; and three step grandchildren:,William, Marissa and Allisa.
He was the stepfather of the late Gail Medeiros.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Hiome, 81 Reed Road, Westport. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.