William Birney Lewis

May 23, 1928 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 92)

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William “Bill” Birney Lewis, 92, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Athens, PA. He was the loving husband of the late Harriet (Denton) Lewis who passed away in April of 1993. The couple married December 28, 1950 and had 43 happy years together.

Bill was born on May 23, 1928 in Wellsburg, son of the late William P. and Bessie (Birney) Lewis. He was a Wellsburg High School graduate and was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Bill was the 55-year owner of Lewis Transportation which carried mail from Rochester, NY to Elmira, NY. He was also a school bus driver for over 46 years and was contracted by the Elmira School District. Bill was a lifetime member and former Chief of the Wellsburg Fire Department. He was the mechanic who restored the popcorn truck that is on display in the city of Elmira. Bill was Christian by faith and was an avid baseball fan.

Bill is survived by his son Jack D. (Laurie) Lewis of Cohocton, NY, his grandchildren: Kayla (Shelby) Deatherage, Patrick William (Jaime) Lewis, and Jack D. (Erika) Lewis, II, great grandchildren: Malaki, Zavan, Zoe, Austin, Jocelyn, Ethan, Braylyn, and Bradley, a nephew and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Harriet, his daughter Patricia Lee Lewis, and his sister Ruth Cowen.

 Arrangements are private and are entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St, Wellsburg, NY 14894.

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