Dale M. Lewis
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Feb. 3, 1948
May 15, 2012
No Visitation
Service is Private


Dale Marion Lewis,  2611 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at his residence Tuesday (May 15, 2012) after a brief illness.

Mr. Lewis was born February 3, in St. Marys a son of Dorothy Barton Lewis, Emporium, and the late Jay Lewis. He loved learning and received the following degrees: 

He graduated as Valedictorian from Cameron County High School, and then attended Ohio State University, where he graduated Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.  After receiving a National Science Foundation Grant, he attended Yale University, where he received his Masters degree and PH.D. in Geochemistry.  His love of learning extended to his adulthood where he served for many years as a proud and passionate member of the Cameron County School Board. 

Dale was a Geology Consultant in Columbus, Ohio, and then co-owned Lewis and Hockenberry, Inc. in Emporium until his death.  He served on the Cameron County Conservation Board.  In addition, he supervised the Rich Valley Cemetery for many years.  He liked to spend as much time as possible outdoors hunting, fishing and gardening.  He also enjoyed cooking for his family and dogs.   


Mother:  Dorothy Barton Lewis, Emporium
He married Linda Knisely Cochran, Emporium

In addition he is survived by his four beloved daughters:

 Suzanne Lewis-Johnson (Chuck Johnson), Massillon, OH

 Rebecca Lewis (Damion Pisacane), Belchertown, MA

 Marion Thao Lewis, Emporium

 Anna Marie Lewis, Emporium

Four Granddaughters:  Josie, Kate, Emma & Jenna Johnson

Brother: David Lewis (Martha), Emporium

Sister: Elaine Lewis, Emporium

Sister: Linda Deeks (Tim) Lockport, NY


Preceded in Death By

Father: Jay Lewis


At the request of the deceased a private celebration of Dale’s life will be held at the grove in Rich Valley for close family.

There will be no public visitation or funeral.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834


Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net


BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

We were so sorry to hear of

We were so sorry to hear of Dale's death, he was always very friendly and I enjoyed talking to him.

To the Lewis Family: During

To the Lewis Family: During the years I served with Dale on the CCSB, I found him to be a strong supporter of education, but I also made a great friend. I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a great human being.

I am so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Dale was a mild mannered man

Dale was a mild mannered man who cared deeply for his loved ones and individuals who earned his respect. His love for his wife Linda was matched only by his respect for her. He spoke with me many times about his children, always with the polite smile of a proud father across his face. His concern for his employees, his business, the community, and the school district he selflessly served was genuine, and he always gave careful thought about his impact on his employees and the lives of their families. I held Dale in the highest regard and am a better person for knowing him. I cherish his memory and the role he played in my life. The district has lost a huge asset. Kevin O'Donnell Superintendent

I am very sorry for your

I am very sorry for your loss!! Dale was a very special person and will be sadly missed.

The goodness of the Lewis

The goodness of the Lewis Family is far reaching. We know Dale's sister Linda, and work with his brother -in-law Tim Deeks, and see and hear through him the integrity and good works of all the Lewis Family . Our sincere sympathies to all of you in the passing of Dale Lewis .

For the entire Lewis Family

For the entire Lewis Family our deepest sympathy on your loss. We have done business with Dale for many years and enjoyed working with him. He was a true gentlemen and a man of his word. His loss will be felt through out our industry as well as personal. May God bless you during this time.

We are sorry for your loss,

We are sorry for your loss, your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to the

My deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of Dale. May you find comfort and strength in your faith and in God's endless love!

We are sorry for your loss.

We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed

Dear Lewis Family; We are so

Dear Lewis Family; We are so very sorry for this great loss you must endure. You are all in our prayers. God grant you peace at this difficult time.