Donald Lee Lewis

September 25, 2010
  • Donald Lee Lewis

OCT. 7, 1928-SEPT. 23, 2010

Donald Lee Lewis of Davenport, Fla., and Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sept. 23, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 7, 1928, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Ellsworth and Sara Wade Lewis.

He was a graduate of Allegany High School and Frostburg State College, where he obtained his bachelor of science and master of education degrees. He retired from teaching, having served at Boonsboro High School for 30 years. Don enjoyed working with the community youth by coaching football, baseball, basketball, track and field, and soccer. He also served as adviser to various school groups.

He married Helen Borror Lewis on June 30, 1952. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Donna Dawson of Frederick, Md., and Dotti Whitt and husband, Bruce, of Arvada, Colo.; four grandchildren, Richard Dawson II and wife, Amber, of Frederick, Seth Dawson of Taneytown, Courtney Dawson of Bethesda, and Kristen Zimmerman and husband, James, of Arvada; one stepgrandchild, Matthew Whitt and wife, Rebecca, of Westerville, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Nori Dawson, Kami Dawson and Jonathan Decker; and three sisters, Helen Williams of Frostburg, and Betty Kimmell and Barbara McKenzie of Cumberland.


He was predeceased by son-in-law, Richard Dawson.

He was an active member of Mount Lena United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, and Community of Faith United Methodist Church, Davenport. He was a former member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, where he served and chaired various committees.

Don was a member of Mountain Lodge No. 99 AF & AM, Frostburg; Palestine Council No. 16 and Ithiel Royal Arch Chapter No. 27, Hagerstown; Ali Ghan Shriners, Cumberland; and Order of Eastern Star No. 89, Hagerstown. Other memberships include the Retired Teachers Association, Elks Lodge No. 378 and AARP.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md., from 5 to 7 p.m. A Masonic memorial service will be from 5 to 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the funeral home. A memorial service will be Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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