SARATOGA SPRINGS — Edward M. Lewis, Sr. passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital. He was 81.
Born on March 7, 1934 in Ballston Spa, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Alice Reed Lewis and was the third born of fourteen children. At the age of 17, Ed enlisted in the United States Marines and proudly served our country during the Korean War, and is a recipient of two Purple Heart Medals. Honorably discharged in 1954, he worked road construction for DA Collins for many years and was a member of the Albany Laborers’ Local #190.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Virginia Mason Lewis; his brothers, Frank, Fred, John, Warren and Ralph Lewis and a sister Celia Haynes.
Survivors include his son, Edward M. Lewis, Jr. and his wife Kay; his grandchildren, Gregory and Heather Lewis; a brother, James Lewis; six sisters, Mary (Glenn) Cullen, Betty (Ed) Meers, Ruth Lewis, Helen Ryle, Cynthia (Jim) Hubbert and Linda Whiting and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends gathered to remember him on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Burial with military honors will be in the spring at Rock City Falls Cemetery.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.