Richard M. Lewis

March 5, 1923October 9, 2013

Richard Myron Lewis Of Port Dickinson Richard (Dick) Lewis, age 90, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Fairview Home after a prolonged illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Myron and Hazel (Ford) Lewis and his loving wife of 59 years, Beverly (Zillic) Lewis. Dick was born on March 5, 1923, in Greene, NY, lived in Johnson City briefly, then moved to Port Dickinson in 1929 where he resided for 84 years. He served in WWII in Europe as part of the 95th Infantry Division Signal Company from 1943-45 and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with three stars. Upon his return home, he worked at Links Aviation, helped construct the transmitter for WBNG, and was “an IBMer” for over 35 years. He was active in Boy Scouts, Christian Businessmen’s Committee, Ogden-Hillcrest United Methodist Church where he served his Lord for over half a century, and other civic organizations. After his retirement he could be seen picking up litter on his “daily constitutional” at his beloved Port Dick Village Park. He is survived by two sons, Richard (wife Barbara) of Laconia, NH, James (wife Sarah) of Raleigh, NC; two daughters, Linda Corey (husband Richard) of Vestal, NY, Kay Cox (husband Hugh is deceased) of Panama City Beach, FL, and son-in-law Judd Hitchcock (wife Alexis) of Vestal, NY. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Mike Hitchcock (wife Kathy), Becky Whitney (husband Chris), Jamie Loughry (husband Donny), Matt Lewis (wife Rachel), Joshua Lewis (wife Mattie), Jennifer Lipsky (husband Cory), and Daniel Lewis. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren with one more “in the oven.” Viewing hours will be on Sunday 10/13 from 4-6 PM at Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St. An additional viewing hour will be held at 10 AM at Ogden-Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1061 Chenango St. before the 11 AM funeral service. A graveside service will follow at the C.V. Cemetery in Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John D. and Jeanne Wilfley Park. Make out checks to “Village of Port Dickinson” with “Wilfley Park” in the memo line.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2013

Richard M. Lewis

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JoAnn Carlin

October 22, 2013

Dear family members: I remember Dick from the Lewis reunions (back in the 90's), and all the wonderful work he did to organize them, and doing the family tree. We've always exchanged Christmas cards and note...I will miss hearing from him. We extend our sympathy to you in the loss of him.
(I could not find an address for Linda, so decided to write here.)
(My mother was Laura Lewis Rice, daughter of Lawrence Lewis.)
Thinking of all of you, JoAnn (Rice) and Jim Carlin

Robert and Priscilla Williams

October 13, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

October 13, 2013

Thinking of you during this sad time. Your father was a great next door neighbor and will truly be missed.
With sympathy,
The Patricia Fallon Family

Carole Spambanato

October 13, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.