Summarizing from his obituary: In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy as a Ship Signalman aboard the USS Albemarle from 1943-1945, Mr. Lewis was also a proud PGR member (rode a white trike), American Legion/American Legion Riders and VFW member, and a Volunteer Firefighter.
For his U.S. Navy WW-II Service, Mr. Lewis was awarded: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the WW-II Victory Medal.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville followed by an Honor Guard and burial service at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.
Staging at 10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM
Followed by Escort to Sacred Heart Cemetery
South Main Street (Route 19), Wellsville
Burial with Military Honors
Mission StatementThe Patriot Guard Riders of New York is a group of patriots from across the state. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for America's freedom and security.
We don't care what you ride or if you a ride, what your political views are, or whether you're a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you're from or what your income is. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family.