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Phillip Lewis, retired chemical worker

Sept. 23, 1948 – Feb. 21, 2016

LEWISTON – Phillip Lewis, of Lewiston, a retired chemical worker, died Sunday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 67.

Born in Richwood, W. Va., he came to the Niagara Falls area with his family as a young child. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School in 1966, he served for four years in the Air Force.

Returning from service, he worked for Hooker/Occidental Chemical Co. and Carborundum Corp., both in Niagara Falls, In 1978, he moved to Texas City, Texas, where he worked for 28 years at GAF and retired as a chemical operator at Sterling Chemical. After returning to the Niagara Falls area, he worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

He was a sports enthusiast who coached his sons when they were young.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Loretta I. Silvestri-Lewis; three sons, Phillip H., Kevin J. and Gavin P.; a brother, Eddie; a sister, Judy Chew; and two grandsons.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Niagara Frontier Bible Church, 5287 Bronson Drive.