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Robert A. Lewis, 82, of Perry, an assistant Army bandmaster during World War II and supervising electrician at the New York State Psychiatric Hospital in Rochester for 10 years until he retired in 1981, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) in the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw, where he had been living since November.

He was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He was a musician for many years, most recently with "The Quiet Tones."

Lewis was former commander of the Perry Post Veterans of Foreign Wars and belonged to the American Legion and Perry Vets Club.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Katherine "Kay" Polito; a daughter, Suzanne of Snyder; a son, Peter of Perry; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 59 Lake St., Perry. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

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