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Wayne V Lewis

February 18, 1943 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Wayne Lewis Obituary

Wayne V. Lewis, 81 of McKean died on Friday February 23, 2024 at Saint Vincent Hospital.

He was born February 18, 1943 a son to the late Victor and Alliene (Stewart) Lewis.


Wayne's upbringing was rooted in his father's dairy farm, where he started choring knee high to a grass hopper. Graduating from the first few classes of General McLane School District in 1961, he began a career with the Postal Service as a dedicated letter carrier, a role he faithfully fulfilled for over three decades. Simultaneously, he labored on the farm, rising before dawn to tend to the cows, finding enjoyment in the long days spent cultivating fields to be sure of the food supply for his livestock. During spring, he grappled with heifers that were bearing calves. He tirelessly maintained equipment, Wayne had an uncanny ability to engineer solutions from virtually nothing. It is difficult to place the value of a life spent toiling with one's hands in addition to time spent rushing at a moments notice to lend a helping hand. Wayne was a salt of the Earth man, hard working, and generous, spending his final days, into his eighties, doing what he loved.

In addition to parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kay (Foster) Lewis whom he married on March 28, 1973.

He will be greatly miss by his family which include his sisters, Debra Lewis, Diana Farley (Charles), and Nancy Lewis; nieces and nephews include, Jeff Farley (Jennifer), Lynette Zielinski (Mark), Jodi Perez (Harby), Jami Farley, Jennifer Mayo, Brandi Salvatore, Kimberly Veith, and Derek Veith; his friends and helping hands, Tim Dylan, Hunter Harrison, Austin Ferrick, and Cullen Howard; and his dog, Henry

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McKean Hose Company; 5011 School St, McKean, PA 16426 or to Because you Care 6041 W Rd, McKean, PA 16426.

Friends may call Sunday February 25, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Edder Funeral Home Inc. 309 Main St. E. Girard; a Funeral Service will be held the following day Monday, at the family farm 6219 West Rd. McKean at 11:00 am, barn boots are necessary but we promise there's no hay to unload.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 25, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

Visitation
Sunday
February 25, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

Funeral Service
Monday
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Lewis Farm
6219 West Rd
McKean, PA 16426

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