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Obituary: Donald J. Lewis, Sr.

February 14, 2023
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Donald Jackson Lewis Sr., 90, of Orange passed away with his family at his side on January 6, 2022, at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital.  For 67 years, he was the loving husband of Jean Marie Malaby Lewis.  Donald was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Albert and Hilda Lewis.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Debra Corey and her husband Craig of CO, Donald Lewis Jr. and his wife Bonnye, and Karen McDermott and her husband Douglas, all of Orange; his 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; as well as his sister Beverly Barley of PA.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Catherine Boothe, Virginia Sheppard, and Albert Lewis.

Donald was a proud USMC Veteran, serving in the Korean War, and he was a member of the American Legion, Post 127.  In his professional career, Donald was an Insurance Agent for State Farm Insurance.  He was very active in his community of Orange, serving in many capacities.  He was Vice President of West Orange Civic Association, a past President of the Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of Orange Economic Development Commission, past Chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners (25 years of service), past President of Rotary Club, where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow and a 50-year membership award.  He was also a past Scoutmaster of Troop 7.  Donald enjoyed his lifetime of public service to the Town of Orange.

Funeral Services were held at the Orange Congregational Church.  Interment, with military honors, followed in Orange Center Cemetery.

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