Robert E. Lewis 1936-2013

NILES – Robert “Bobby” E. Lewis, 77, lived his last “one day at a time” and went home to be with the Lord at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born Jan. 13, 1936, in Frostburg, Md., the son of the late Elmer Ellsworth and Mildred P. Sausman Lewis.

Mr. Lewis attended Niles McKinley High School and Trinity Lutheran Church in Niles. He also was an honorably discharged U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Bobby was a retired autoworker in 1993 after 25 years of service from Lordstown GM. His hobbies were spending time with his family and friends, and in his younger years he loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sue A. Mackey, whom he married July 1, 1957; his four children, Charles (Ona Marie) Lewis of Norwalk, Douglas (Venesa) Lewis of Maple Park, Ill., Shannon (Gary) Fritch of Brookfield and Brian Lewis of Niles; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one uncle, Edward (Dodie) Sausman of Brookfield.

Other than his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Edward, in 1967; and his brother, John E. Lewis.

Family and friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Pastor Dave Conrad will celebrate Bobby’s life.

Burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

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