Robert A. Lewis, 85, of Boothbay, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12 at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.
Robert was born in Boothbay Harbor, the son of Clarence Lewis Sr. and Katherine Soule Lewis.
Robert attended the Boothbay schools. On Nov. 13, 1952, he joined the U.S. Navy and decided to make it his career. In 1972 Robert transferred to the Fleet Reserve for 10 years. While in the service, Robert received many medals. His Vietnam medal was with five bronze stars and one silver. He also received a bronze star for good conduct.
1983 to 2000 Robert delivered the U.S. mail in East Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor. Robert also worked at Romar’s bowling lanes in Boothbay Harbor.
Robert loved to play cribbage and poker. He loved his cats and spoiled them beyond belief. Robert could often be found riding his tractor and mowing fields for many people. He also enjoyed going to Moody’s Diner for dinner, especially for the hot turkey dinners with pie.
Robert was predeceased by brother, Clarence Lewis Jr.; and sister, Mildred Barbaro.
Robert is survived by wife, Mary of Boothbay; daughter, Tracy Smith of Boothbay; brother, Dabney Lewis of Oakland; sister, Candice White of Dresden; grandson, Xavier Downing of Boothbay; granddaughter, Josey Smith; grandson, Brett Smith, both of Boothbay; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
There will be graveside service on at 2 p.m., Fri., Oct. 20 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Boothbay Harbor, with Military Honors.
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Hall’s of Boothbay has the care of the arrangements.