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Charles R. Lewis

March 16, 1924 February 1, 2018
Charles R. Lewis
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Obituary for Charles R. Lewis

Charles R. Lewis, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1st at his home in Gettysburg.

Born on March 16th 1924 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania in Greene County, in the southwest corner of the state, he was the only son of the late Charles G. Lewis and Mildred H. Lewis of Waynesburg.

A 1941 graduate of Waynesburg High School, he later graduated with a bachelor's degree from Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University) and a master's degree from West Virginia University with concentrations in Education and Spanish. While at Waynesburg, he wrestled and played tennis intercollegiately. His studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, and he elected to serve proudly in the United States Marine Corps. After initial training at Camp Lejeune and Onslow Beach, his service in the Marine Air Warning Squadron - 8 took him throughout the Pacific Theater, including California, Hawaii, Palau, the Philippines, and Okinawa. He was again called to service during the Korean War.

His teaching life began at Saint Marys High School in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, where he taught math and Spanish, and he met his future wife, Ada. He spent 17 years teaching at Saint Marys before moving to Adams County. In 1968, he served as principal at Fairfield High School for a year prior to becoming a Spanish and Math teacher in the Gettysburg school system, where he taught until retiring in 1982. His love for sports led to him coaching basketball and wrestling in Saint Marys, and helping out the Gettysburg wrestling team as scorekeeper

After retirement, he worked at the Gettysburg Tour Center as a bus driver, safely escorting thousands of tourists through the battlefield, and at Wolf's Bus in York Springs. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Elks Club, and the Marine Corps League, where he actively worked in the Toys for Tots program, roadside beautification projects, and served as a member of the local honor guard honoring the lives of fellow veterans.

He is survived by his wife Ada G. Lewis of Gettysburg, and his son, LTC Charles W. Lewis, who is serving in the United States Army and is currently stationed in Africa in N'Djamena, Chad, and cousins Jack and Bill Blair of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Bill Hull of Warren, Ohio.

There will be a viewing at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at which time Mr. Lewis will be given full military honors from the Adams County Allied Veterans. Entombment will be in Greene County Memorial Park Mausoleum, Waynesburg, PA at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 7th.. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to SpiriTrust Home Care and Hospice, 260 West High Street, Gettysburg, PA17325.

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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Feb

10:00 AM 2/6/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/6/2018 11:30:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Interment will be in Greene County Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA on Wednesday, February 7th at 1:00 PM.

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Feb

11:30 AM 2/6/2018 11:30:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Interment will be in Greene County Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA on Wednesday, February 7th at 1:00 PM.

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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