George Stephen Lewis
November 22, 1936 – June 10, 2018
In the words of Uncle George, "I've left the party". He literally sang his last song and fell asleep with his devoted wife, Patricia, by his side on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was comforted knowing that his children, sons Stephen and George and daughter, Donna Sakabu were on their way to his bedside. He was born on November 22, 1936, in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Stephen and Cleo (Papanicolou) Lewis.
George was especially proud of his Bostonian heritage, graduating from Lynn Classical High in 1956 and earned his credentials as a Radiographer from Beth Israel Hospital. Serving as Department Chair at several hospitals, he obtained his Masters Degree in Vocational Education at the University of Massachusetts. Upon graduation he was selected by Middlesex Community College to develop a two year Radiographic Credentialing Program.
In 1975, he accepted a position as the Chairman, Radiographic Science Department at Santa Barbara Community College and remained in that position until his retirement in 2000.
George's culinary skills are legendary and he put them to good use over the next several years by raising funds to build a new church for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. During his 35 years of service, George lived his faith by serving the church community by chairing fund raising events, cooking for the annual Greek Festival, serving on the parish council and singing proudly in the choir.
His family in Massachusetts, especially kid brother Mel will deeply miss George as the family historian and sports announcer and critic for all Boston based teams.
Trisagion will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, in Ventura. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, CA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
- Prayer Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, June 20, 2018
George Stephen Lewis
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June 19, 2018
I haven't seen George in 40+ years but I remember the good times I had with George when he was a tech at Salem and his professional demeanor as head of the Rad Tech program in Bedford. He was a great mentor!
Salem Hospital Xray
June 13, 2018
I will forever cherish our last visit in Santa Barbara, this past Mother's Day. We sat outside, George in my Dad's favorite chair - listening to the waterfall, the birds singing, and talking about his family, his grandchildren, sports... and how much he loved and missed my Dad.
I know without a doubt, that they are together right now - sharing stories and enjoying a drink amongst old friends.
And not just friendship, but love.
You will always have a special place in my heart Mr. Lewis!