Stanley K. Lewis, 86, a former farmer, U.S. Army cook and amateur drummer, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) in Lockport Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient in Briarwood Manor Adult Care Facility, Lockport, for three years.
Lewis, known as "Stub," was born in Richland but was raised in the Lyndonville area, where he attended a country schoolhouse on Morrison Road.
In August 1942, Lewis was drafted into the Army. He served as a cook for the 53rd General Hospital in England.
After World War II, Lewis owned and operated a 136-acre farm in Yates. He also drove a truck for the Town of Yates Highway Department for 26 years, retiring in 1976.
There was a Lewis family band for which he was the drummer for many years. The group played at barn dances and at the Medina Moose Club.
Lewis was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lyndonville. He enjoyed playing euchre and other card games.
His first wife, M. Susan Woodroe Lewis, died in 1989. His second wife, Loraine Walts Coon Lewis, died June 20, 1997.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bates-Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville. Burial will be in Daniels Cemetery, Ridgeway.