Paul D. Lewis

RICHMOND -- Paul D. Lewis, 74, of Richmond, died on Monday, Nov. 5, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a native Mainer born in Boothbay Harbor.

Paul served in the Marine Corps as a corporal E-4 having served two tours, including Vietnam and provisional drill instructor. He was a firefighter in Savannah, Ga., upon returning home. Paul supported his family for many years as a skilled leather craftsman.

After retiring, he developed other skills including jewelry design, wood carving and painting.

Paul was an active member of the American Legion Emerson & Lane Post 132 in Richmond.

Paul loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and friends.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Lewis Penner, and her husband, Henry, of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter, Audrey Lewis, of Waterville; his sons, Karl A. Lewis, and wife Beatrice, of Augusta, Christopher Lewis, of Nuyon, Quebec, Roger Lewis, of Norridgewock, Peter "Tony" Lewis and wife Kathleen McKechnie, of Bowdoinham, and Scott Lewis, of Waterville; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin R. Lewis Sr. and Jennie Evelyn Sherman Lewis, of Boothbay Harbor; his siblings, Barbara Lorrain, of Boothbay Harbor, Elvin Roger Lewis Jr., of Boothbay, Harley E. Lewis, of Newport, N.C., and Doris Lewis Townsend, of Portland.

A celebration of life ceremony will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Nov. 13 at the American Legion Post 132 Richmond, with funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Augusta. Reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to help homeless veterans, payable to: Garry Owen MC, P.O. Box 31, Liberty, ME 04949.