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John H Lewis

August 16, 1936 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 80)

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 19, 2017

10:00 AM
Church of Saint Pius X
300 West Lacey Road
Forked River, New Jersey 08731

Interment following funeral service
August 19, 2017

Saint Joseph's Cemetery
56 Cedar Grove Rd
Toms River, NJ 08753

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On April 12, 2017, as John Lewis sat in his favorite chair for his daily reading of the scriptures, he heard the Lord call his name. He gladly answered the call to join Him in Heaven.

He was born on August 16, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to  a British father, George, and an Irish mother, Josephine.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. 

John was a proud member of the United States Navy. During his career, he served on the USS Moale (DD-693), the USS Gridley (DLG- 21), and the USS Koelsch (DE-1049) as an officer, and finally the BUPERS Computer Center at the Pentagon. He retired from the US Navy in 1979 in the rank of Commander after serving for 20 years.

Post-military, he had a successful career with the Wall Street firm of Dillon Read, Inc. He retired in 1995 as senior Vice President.

In his retirement, he gave much of his time volunteering at The Church of St. Pius the Tenth, the Lacey School District, and other organizations benefitting the poor. He was a member of  St. Timothy Catholic Church in The Villages, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Bridget Quinn Lewis. He is also survived by his  five sons: John H. Lewis, Jr. (Margaret) of Paris, France; Bryan (Susan) of Colts Neck, NJ; Gregory Lewis (Alicia) of New York, NY; Kevin Lewis of Montclair, NJ; and Brendan (Jessica) of Maramoneck, NY; and five grandchildren: Isabelle, Jack, Keegan, Cailey, and Madeline. Other survivors include his stepchildren, Eileen Horn (Jeff) of Pompton Lakes, NJ; James Clayton of Pompton Lakes; and Sean Clayton of Brick, NJ; as well as four grandchildren Matthew, Maggie Rose, Carley, and Zachariah. 

His first wife, Patricia Ward Lewis, predeceased him.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 19, at The Church of St. Pius the Tenth, 300 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Toms River, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 or 

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