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.