Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jerry “Jake” Dean Lewis

Wellsville - Jerry “Jake” Dean Lewis, 62, of Wellsville died unexpectedly at home Thursday, February 19, 2009. He was born at home on April 27, 1946 in Little Genesee to Neuire and Edna Marsh Lewis. On September 7, 1968 in Coryville, PA. he married Lynda Moses who survives.

As a youth Jerry was known as a fast runner and a rascal. He enjoyed being outdoors and living in Texas. He attended Whitesville Central School and graduated from Bolivar Central High School in 1965. Jerry enlisted in the US Marine Corps and later received a medical discharge. He then resided in Shinglehouse, PA., while working at Aerovox and Olean Tile Company he was in partnership on a farm with two of his brothers. Jerry was a man who spent his life living out his dedication to dairy farming and in 1974 he moved to Marshfield, MO. to operate his own dairy farm. In 1981 Jerry and his family moved to the Wellsville Area to continue dairy farming. He retired from farming in 2001 and at which time he went to work for Kar-dale Acers Farm.

Jerry attended the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Washington Redskins, singing, playing horseshoes and cards and attending fairs. Jerry loved
spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are his children; Dwayne[Angela] Lewis of Belmont, Loretta[John] Seidel of Willcox, AZ., Lynnette Lewis of Wellsville, Craig[ Kate] Lewis of Springville and Wesley[Nina] Lewis of Allentown; nine grandchildren; 1 brother, Art[Karen]Lewis; 5 sisters, Norma Kellogg, Katherine[Jim]Webster, Sherri[Jim] Leonard, Beverly Morris and Cindy[Fred]Unverdorben; several nieces, nephews and extended family

Jerry was predeceased by a sister Susie Lewis; 4 brothers, William, Russ, Neuire and Steve Lewis

Friends are invited to call on Friday February 27 from 2- 3 pm at the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church at which time a memorial service will be held at 3 pm in the church. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Chenunda Creek Fellowship Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home.

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