Christopher Robert Lewis, 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 6, 2019 at his home in Newtown, CT, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in New Rochelle, NY on May 11, 1962, son of Patricia McGuire Lewis and the late Robert Edward Lewis.
Chris is survived by his wife Dawn (Pomeroy) Lewis, mother Patricia McGuire Lewis, sister Susan Ayres, brother-in law Bob Ayres, Stepchildren Charles, James and Holly Loveland, Step-grandchildren Katrina and Zachary Geslien, Collin and Liam Loveland. Also, his Aunt Lorraine Lewis, Aunt Jean and Uncle Bob Olson, Cousins Robin Gotshall and Scott Olson. He was predeceased by his father Robert Edward Lewis.
At the early age of 16, Chris became a member of the Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company in Newtown, CT. He drove tanker 229 to countless fire calls and made many lasting memories at the firehouse with his closest friends. If you knew Chris and he called you a friend, you were a friend for life. Many have said he was the most honest and true person they had ever known. His legacy is embodied within those friendships and the impact he left on them.
Chris was a free spirit and didn’t let life pass him by. He lived every day to its fullest seizing every opportunity to laugh and smile with loved ones. A few of the things he enjoyed most in life were; taking long rides on his ‘79 Harley, sports car racing at Lime Rock Park, watching and photographing trains, working on his model train layouts, reading Clive Cussler books, making award-winning chili that was enjoyed by many and most of all spending time with his wife, Dawn.
Chris was a fan of Tonka trucks as a child and carried it into his adult life by driving dump truck 4 for the town of Brookfield for 32 years. He took pride in his work and during the winter months would use truck 4 to plow the snow and keep the roads clear and safe for all residents of Brookfield.
Chris’s loving wife invites you to a celebration of his life on Saturday July 27, 2019 beginning at 3pm at Dodgingtown Firehouse, 55 Dodgingtown Rd. (Rte. 302) Newtown, CT.
“Fly high freebird.”