George W. Lewis

George W. Lewis, 80, formerly of Okeechobee, Florida, who currently resided at 260 Maple Street, Weatherly, PA, died at Weatherwood on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007.

Born in Philadelphia on April 20th, 1927, he was the son of the late William R. and Mabel (nee McCarthy) Lewis.

George was affiliated with Trinity Baptist Church is Weatherly.

A World War II veteran, he served with the Navy at Pearl Harbor.

George was a past commander of the Indiantown, Florida VFW Post and he was also a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Weatherly Ambulance Association.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers John and William Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Florence “Rusty” (nee Foley) Lewis; daughters Roseanna DeLooze of Weatherly with whom he resided, Laura Murphy of Shelbyville TX, Georgine Shreves of Okeechobee, FL, and Cheryl Smail of Plymouth Meeting, PA; sons John, Bill, Charles, Larry, and George Jr., all of North Carolina; and a sister Elizabeth Spielberger of Levittown, PA. 31 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory to: Hospice St. John, 1201 North Church Street, Suite 403, Building B, Hazleton, PA, 18202 would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to: The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 18255. Telephone: (570) 427-4231.

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