ELLSWORTH — Bobby Lewis, 80, of Ellsworth died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, after a short illness. Surrounded by his family, Bobby’s last words to his family were that he loved and was very proud of them. Bobby was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Tremont and was the youngest of five born to Clarence and Velma (Seavey) Lewis.
Bobby attended Bass Harbor Grammar School and Pemetic High School. He was an active member of the United States Army for two years. In the earlier years, Bobby ran a pool hall in Southwest Harbor where he would teach people his game of pool. He worked at Mount Desert Island Hospital for 14 years and also at The Jackson Laboratory for 14 years. He was a clerk at A.V. Higgins store and for years was a lobsterman and caregiver. His recreational pastime was going to camp in Mariaville and playing pool with friends and family. Bobby loved hunting and fishing with the boys, which was something he looked forward to each fall. Another pastime was collecting scrap metal. He loved summer picnics when family and friends would get together and go to Gott’s Island and surrounding islands for the day. Bobby was a man who gave all of himself to his family, friends and people he met along the way. He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Maureen Anderson Lewis; his twin sister, Betty Pettigrove; sons, Greg and Irene Lewis, Mark and Margaret Lewis Harrington; three daughters, Kathy and Mark Lossing, Debra Lewis Gilley and Bobbi and Joseph Chalmers; grandchildren, Tina Lewis, Miranda Lossing, Jesse, Mindy and Jillian Gilley, Tracie, Ravin, Ricky, Amanda Harrington, Abbie, Annie and Andrew Chalmers, Lori Seavey and Rebecca Butler; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Logan, Saige, Ekko, Trewett, Sasha, Markiana, Anthony, Ricky, Jisselle, Illianna, Zuryia, Colby, Carley, Courtney, and Harley; great-great-garndson, Chase; and two great-great-grandchildren due in 2014; many nieces and nephews. Bobby was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara Jewett, Elsie Stanley and Patricia Joy; two grandchildren, Natalie Sue Lewis and Mark Lossing II.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Ellsworth Assembly of God, 131 Beechland Road. In lieu of flowers, donation in Bobby’s memory may be made to “The On Target Program,” Ellsworth Assembly of God, 131 Beechland Road, P.O. Box 116, Ellsworth, ME 04605.