OBITUARY

Erasmo Alfredo Lewis Sr.

May 1, 1925April 5, 2018
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Erasmo A. Lewis, Sr., born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua 05/01/1925, Erasmo passed away 04/05/2018 from complications of pneumonia at his beloved home at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife Alicia Lewis and son Erasmo Alfredo Lewis. He is survived by his sons Tony and Sergio and daughters Ana, Alice and Lorena. Come rejoice in the Life and Legacy of Erasmo A. Lewis. Visitation: 5-9pm Sunday, April 15, 7pm Rosary, at FDA Kaster-Maxon & Futrell , 8817 Dyer St. Mass: 1pm Monday, April 16 at Blessed Sacrament, 9025 Diana. Committal Service: Fort Bliss Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Antonio "Tony" Lewis, Son
  • Sergio Lewis, Son
  • Erasmo A. Lewis Jr., Son
  • Ana Lewis, Daughter
  • Alice Lewis, Daughter
  • Lorena Lewis, Daughter
  • Alicia Lewis, Wife

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Committal Monday, April 16, 2018
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Biography

      In the song of life, Erasmo Alfredo Lewis Sr. was surely the composer. A very observant man who would rather spend his time creating than talking, Erasmo preferred to live in a world of harmony where everything around him made sense. In fact, he depended on his sensory world to provide him with concrete data. A free spirit, Erasmo believed that actions definitely spoke for themselves. He seemed to know what fit and what didn’t fit in everything he did. Erasmo perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to him, yet he lived with a definite sense of purpose. He was a man who was always ready to share his creations with those around him.

       His parents were Alfredo Lewis Ornelas and Consuelo Martinez. Erasmo was raised in Ciudad Juarez. As a young child, Erasmo was optimistic in his outlook. He sought out the possibilities in a given situation and looked for ways to apply his creative energies. Erasmo rarely calling attention to himself, but when he did speak out, his message was clearly understood by those around him.

      Early on in his family relationships, Erasmo showed that he was a tolerant and flexible person, and he got along fairly well with everyone. He was raised with one sibling. Brother, Edmundo. He was a calm and playful child who was adaptable to any situation.

      As he was growing up, Erasmo developed into a person who enjoyed physically doing things, and he took pleasure in using his hands in order to create. Whether it was drawing pictures, working with building kits, or even just tapping out a rhythm to play by, Erasmo liked concrete things. Growing up, Erasmo took part in baseball. However, to Erasmo, the most fun he had was simply playing, and spending time with friends.

      A person who was sensitive to others’ feelings, modest and tolerant, Erasmo had the ability to become completely devoted to another when that affection was returned. On November 26, 1949, Erasmo exchanged wedding vows with his life partner Alicia Varela Tellez at the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus of Ciudad Juarez.

      Erasmo was exceptionally sympathetic and compassionate when it came to his children. These emotional bonds made him as much playmate as parent. He gave his family unconditional love and kindness, sharing his artistic nature by turning everyday events into creative play. Erasmo was blessed with six children, Tony, Alfredo, Sergio, Ana, Alicia and Lorena. They were also blessed with 11 grandchildren, Michael, Joseph, Eric, Joshua, Savannah, Valerie, Cambria, Jarad, Jeanette, Jennifer and Natalie.

      Erasmo found ways to enjoy what he did for a living. He worked hard and did his best to succeed every day. His primary occupation was accounting. He was employed for various jobs thru his career. Erasmo tended to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done without imposing his will on others.

      Erasmo was an Army veteran. He was in the 538th AAA A1T BTRY - Japan. Erasmo saw action for WW II. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of PFC. He received several awards recognizing his for him heroism including a WW II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. Erasmo’s fellow soldiers saw him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Erasmo enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were playing the harmonica and writing. Erasmo was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others. He was relaxed in his approach to his leisure time because he wanted to savor the present moment.

      Erasmo liked sports. In high school, Erasmo played baseball. Erasmo was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were baseball and boxing.

      Erasmo’s faith was important to him. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Erasmo's passionate commitment to upholding his values placed him at home in his religion, where he took comfort in the company of others who believed as he did.

      Erasmo was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. His family was rounded by various dogs and a cat.

      When Erasmo’s retirement finally arrived in 1990, he was well prepared. His new life involved staying in El Paso, Texas. In retirement, he found new pleasure in church. Even in retirement, Erasmo continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. In these later chapters of his life, he became active in the community, feeling fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him and simply enjoying what he had worked so hard to attain.

      Erasmo passed away on April 5, 2018 at El Paso, Texas of complications with pneumonia. He is survived by his children Tony, Sergio, Ana, Alice and Lorena. Services were held at Blessed Sacrament Church. Erasmo was laid to rest in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

      Erasmo was a good man, a kind man, and a practical man who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. He leaves behind him a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Erasmo always had much to give and was able to make those connections in his life where his gifts were appreciated. Erasmo was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Erasmo Alfredo Lewis Sr.