Matthew L. Lewandowski Sr., 85, Korea vet, EASD custodian, attended Swamp Lutheran Church

By on March 15, 2017

Matthew L. Lewandowski Sr., 85, of Mohnton, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Philadelphia to the late Louis and Helen Lewandowski, and was the husband of Audrey (Oesterle) Lewandowski, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

He was a member of Swamp Lutheran Church in Reinholds. Matthew was a U.S. Navy and Air Force Veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Matthew worked for Allied Chemical for 19 years; Roxborough Hospital for 20 years, where he was a plant operation supervisor; Ephrata School District for six years, where he was a custodian, and Swamp Lutheran Church for nine years, where he was also a custodian. He formally retired in 1997 before moving to Lancaster County.

In addition to his wife, Matthew is survived by three sons: Matthew L. Lewandowski Jr. of Coral Springs, Fla.; John M. Lewandowski Sr., husband of Elaine, of Stevens; and Bruce A. Lewandowski Sr., husband of Veronica, of Denver; six grandchildren: Tara Lewandowski and Matthew Lewandowski III both of Florida; Sara Jean, wife of Jason Long, of Ephrata; Bruce Lewandowski Jr. of Philadelphia; John Mark Lewandowski Jr. and companion, Kristen, of Ephrata; and Amanda Lewandowski of Stevens; five great-grandchildren: Ethan Lewandowski, Matthew Alan Lewandowski, Caitlyn Long, Jackson Long, and Wyatt Long; and a soon-to-be-born great-grandbaby Long; a brother: Henry and his wife Ruth Lewandowski of Alabama; a sister-in-law: Marilyn and husband Bob Earnshaw; many nieces and nephews; his dog: Honey; and cat: Sasha.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Linda Jean Ammons; six brothers: Chester, John, Louis, Joseph, Wallace, and Eddie; and three sisters: Jane, Stella, and Jesse.

Services were held March 11 at Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds, with Pastor Dennis L. Trout officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Matthew ‘s memory may be made to Swamp Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 275 Swamp Church Road, Reinholds, PA 17569.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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