Mark Allen Lewis, 87

SEPT. 13, 1924-DEC. 13, 2011

December 14, 2011
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Mark Allen Lewis, 87, of Stottlemyer Road, Garfield, Md., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home.

Born Sept. 13, 1924, in Garfield, he was the son of the late Claude C. and Annie (Hayes) Lewis.

He attended Forrest School in Garfield.

Mark was a young farm boy in northern Frederick County when called to duty in World War II. He served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army 17th Airborne, 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion, where he made glider landings in Germany and fought bravely at the Battle of the Bulge. He is a recipient of a Purple Heart, Battle Star for Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with Bronze Arrowhead.

He was an avid farmer and successful construction project superintendent, managing many large construction projects including Camp David, Site R, Library of Congress, Department of Labor and many others.

He was a life member of Garfield United Methodist Church, a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 132 Washington D.C. and the Disabled Veterans Association.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Delauter) Lewis, whom he married Jan. 24, 1948; daughters, Sandy Lewis of Myersville, Md., and Barbara Lewis of Alexandria, Va.; sons, Dennis Lewis and wife, Kathy, of Smithsburg, Douglas Lewis and wife, Valletta, of Keedysville and Kevin Lewis and wife, Tammy, of Myersville; grandchildren, Sara, Jennifer, Mark and Matthew Lewis; sister, Imogene King of Smithsburg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by an infant son, David Eugene Lewis; three brothers and five sisters.

The service will be Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md., with Pastor Randy Reid officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Garfield United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

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