In Memory of
Charles Maurice Lewis
March 21, 1937 – September 25, 2021
Charles (Charlie) Lewis, 84, passed away peacefully on September 25th. He was the son of the late Russell and Stella Lewis. Born on March 21, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA, Charlie lived life to the fullest and was a loving husband and father. He was introduced to church early in life through his beloved Aunt Helen and Uncle Charlie Supplee. Charlie attended Germantown High School in Philadelphia, PA, where he excelled in the academic program. He signed up for tennis and he continued to play tennis through college. He later would become an active member of Germantown Cricket Club where he met many of his closest friends. One of his most memorable accomplishments at Germantown High was meeting Carol Dickey, the love of his life. He and Carol were very popular seniors at GHS, and they made many life- long friends there. Their weekends were spent at football games, parties, Sunnybrook Dance Hall and the Jersey shore.
Charlie juggled many jobs while attending high school, some of which included working as a short order cook, fixing bikes (free board at the shore!), and working at a clothing store. He also had a stint modeling for Wilson, Bell Telephone and Freeman clothing. He got to keep the clothes and was voted Best Dressed in high school!
Fast forward to his acceptance at Roanoke College for his freshman year. Charlie transferred with pride to The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of business. He secured a job with General Mills who paid his student loans with his passing grades.
On March 29, 1958, Charlie and Carol were married prior to moving with General Mills to NY. Moving meant another college transfer to Columbia University School of Business. They soon moved back to PA as their family grew and settled into their first house in Flourtown.
Charlie continued his flourishing career with Herman Miller, This End Up, and his own company, Procurement Management Services. Upon moving to Blue Bell, he honed his DIY skills with building a deck, tennis court and landscaping his beautiful property. He shared many memories with his family. Charlie loved traveling with Carol to Ocean City, Hilton Head and Europe. As soon as he moved to Sun City, Bluffton, Charlie started the Pennsylvania Keystone Group and planned many events to bring people in Sun City from the Philadelphia area together for fellowship.
Charlie was the husband of the late Carol Lewis, whom he adored and loved for 59 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lee Anne Dougherty (Donald); daughter Beth Brown (Keith); son Jon Lewis (Melissa); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC 29910 followed by a gathering in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ name can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.