Irwin Allen Lewis
February 12, 1947 – February 9, 2020
Dr. Irwin Allen Lewis, 72, died suddenly on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was born in Greensboro to the late Frank and Molly Lewis. A member of the Grimsley High School Class of 1965, Irwin went on to UNC-Chapel Hill where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. He then went on to the New York School of Podiatric Medicine, and received a D.P.M. Dr. Lewis practiced podiatry in Greensboro for 33 years. Irwin is known for his beautiful smile. At the Spears YMCA, he was a popular participant in Zumba Gold. His many acquaintances from the Y will miss his kindly conversations. Irwin loved many kinds of music, and his goal was to acquire a piano accordion. He was a great shag dancer, as well. Irwin exhibited a fresh curiosity for life. Keeping up with the news and discussing events and issues with his friends was a popular pastime. Although Irwin loved to talk, he was a considerate listener and valued hearing others’ opinions, even if he disagreed. He enjoyed playing (competitively!) card games, tile games, and pool. He is greatly missed by his “sweetheart”, Debbie Leach; his Saturday brunch companions, Steve Ellsweig and Joe Navolantic, his lunch buddy, Mark Rosenbaum, and many, many others. Irwin is survived by a sister, Miriam Kates of Peabody, MA. , niece Sharon (Howard) Caras, and nephew David (Mindy) Kates of Massachusetts. A graveside service will be at 11: 30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery. Advantage Funeral Services of Greensboro is handling the arrangements.
- Graveside Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
Irwin Allen Lewis
February 23, 2020
I knew something was wrong when I returned home after a few days away and no Valentines Day card in my box ! Irwin never forgot to send me a card on all the holidays. He was so sweet . We first met in 2005 when we started our shag classes together... My 1st real true beautiful friend in GSO...Our friendship continued to grow over the years, we spent many special moments together , dinners, private cookouts, New Years, dances, practices, classes at YMCA which we took for years together in the back row and the treadmill chats , Costco trips which he loved so much, we were always in touch etc..., I’m so very pleased that you came to visit with me Jan9th 2020after I came back from beach, our chat , hug , kiss and well wishes for the 2020 I’ll keep with me always my dear... Thanks for all the advice , I’ll remember your words . Thanks for the CD , I’ll continue to play it always, “ IS THE MAGIC STILL THERE “ , Lots of Love Today and Always !! I will miss you sooo much as you have been a very important part of my life for many years... XXOO Lin H.
February 16, 2020
You will be missed at the Spear YMCA, always enjoyed talking to you. God speed.
February 14, 2020
I had known Irwin since about 1982. Sweet, funny and sincere person. Since 2016 he has been going to the Spears YMCA and made lots of friends at the "Y."
Irwin lived an organized and resourceful life. Irwin was very dear to me as to many others.
Irwin I will keep your "spirit" with me until I pass. I wish I could have talked to you one more time.
Your photo while visiting Israel 2017.
Love to you,