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Thomas Lewis
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Thomas George Lewis, 84, died in his home in Escalon on Tuesday, June 7.

He was born March 28, 1927 in Modesto, California and was married to his wife Olga for 66 years. He served in World War II in the Merchant Marines. He resided and worked in Escalon for most of his life. He worked as a carpenter, building custom homes, remodels, and cabinetry.

Mr. Lewis loved to garden, loved the outdoors and nature, hunting, drawing, making things, and spending time with his family. He was an avid San Francisco Giants fan and a staunch democrat and he never missed a vote during his lifetime.

Survivors include his loving wife, Olga; children, Tom Lewis (Debbie) of Great Falls, Montana, Vivien Pfeifer (Fred) of Modesto, Patty Parrish (Michael) of Escalon, and Nancy Lewis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris Gordon, Joanne Hawks, June Jensen; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Phil Lewis (Colleen) and his brothers, Bud and John Lewis.

Visitation was on Thursday, June 9 at Deegan Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel at 1441 San Joaquin Street in Escalon; burial followed at Burwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Escalon Community Ambulance.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

June 15, 2011