Paul F. Lewis

April 02, 1933
- December 24, 2006

HAMPDEN - Paul F. Lewis, 73, husband of Elaine (Buck) Lewis, died unexpectedly Christmas Eve 2006, at his daughter's home in Milo. He was born April 2, 1933, in Milo, the son of Russell Lewis and Evelyn Lewis Bailey. Paul graduated from Milo High School in 1951. He was a Korean War veteran serving in Germany. Paul was employed by Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, starting as an electrician's apprentice and retiring as chief mechanical officer in 1996. Paul was a past master of Piscataquis Masonic Lodge No. 44 of Milo, and a former volunteer member of the Milo Fire Department. He was an active member of the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, serving on various committees and was, at the time of his death, chairman of the board of trustees. Some of his favorite pastimes were golfing, cooking, playing cards, YMCA exercise and volleyball, and spending time at his camp on Boyd Lake with family and friends. Paul and his wife enjoyed Florida for the month of March for many years. Paul will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 53 years, Elaine Buck Lewis; his daughter, Shelley Watson and her husband, John, of Dexter; his daughter, Kim Lyford and her husband, Dennis, of Milo; five grandchildren, Renae, Rusty, Miranda, Loren and Jeffrey and four great-grand-children. He is also survived by his brother, Roger Lewis and his wife, Shelley, of Bangor; his sister, Ronda Kaucher and her husband, Dale, of Michigan; his sister, Sandra Bailey-Bowen and her husband, Michael, of Bradley, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, Russell Lewis; his parents; and stepfather, Frank Bailey. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden, with the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hanson, pastor officiating, immediately after there will be a Masonic service. A continued time of remembrance and refreshments will follow the Masonic service in the church fellowship hall. Gifts in Paul's memory may be made to his church, Hampden Highlands U.M.C., 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden, ME 04444 or to the Paul F. Lewis memorial heart fund, care of St. Joseph Healthcare, P.O. Box 403, Bangor, ME 04402-0403. Arrangements entrusted to the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden.

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