John Joseph Lewis, 81, vet, retired letter carrier

By on October 30, 2013

John Joseph "Jack" Lewis, 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his Ephrata home.

He was born in West Philadelphia on March 15, 1932, to the late John and Marion Lewis. John was predeceased by a sister, Marion Lacey. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Wolfe) Lewis, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter: Barbara Jean Lewis of Ephrata; his step children: John (Tracey) Simonelli of West Chester, Andrea Swiggett of Malvern, Beth (Michael) Shank of Exton; his nine cherished grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many beloved nieces and nephews.

John attended Saint Thomas More Catholic Boys High School of Philadelphia. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired letter carrier of the Wayne Post Office. John was a daily Mass attendant at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ephrata. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, computer correspondence and photography. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

Mass of Christian Burial celebration was held Oct. 28 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata. Father John McLoughlin C.SS.R. will serve as celebrant. Final commendation and farewell was held at the Cedar Hill Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.

Donations may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (listed above).

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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