John Lewis

John C. Lewis Jr.

Thursday May 21, 1942 - Monday January 27, 2020
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John C. Lewis, Jr age 77 of Glassboro passed away Monday, January 27, 2020. John began his career in education teaching at J. Mason Tomlin School in Mantua, NJ and later moved to Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, NJ where he taught Chemistry and coached tennis. John's interests were numerous. He was a Radio Control Airplane enthusiast, an accomplished musician, accordion being his major instrument. He sang in the Senior Choir and directed the Chime Choir at the Mantua United Methodist Church. He was an avid reader of Science Fiction. He loved birdwatching, traveling with Carol in their motorhome and spending time with his beloved family.

John is survived by his loving wife, Carol A. (nee Hirst); children, John H. (Sharon), Scott C. (Jill), Kristie A. Jacoby (Nicholas); grandchildren, Cortland and Nathaniel Lewis and Gianna Jacoby; sisters, Irene Tips (George) and Barbara Buckholz; sister-in-law, Elsie May Lewis; and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, John C. Lewis Sr. and Mildred A. Lewis and brother James L. Lewis.

Family and Friends are invited to visit from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051. Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to the Music Fund at Mantua UMC, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua, NJ 08051 or to Association for Frontatemporal Degeneration, 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
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  • Visitation

    Friday January 31, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday January 31, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Friday January 31, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday January 31, 2020 1:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Douglas Baitinger


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Wendy Wilkins Valdez

Posted at 07:00pm
Mr. Lewis was a great teacher, even tempered and understanding. He was who I would talk to when I was having problems at home. I don't remember telling him what those problems were, but he was a great sounding board for my overall anxiety. He was one of my favorite teachers and I'll always remember his gentle ways.

Paul Gray

Posted at 07:45am
I fondly remember being in Mr. Lewis’s chemistry class in the 70’s. He was an outstanding educator who was influential in my later career choice in the chemical field. My condolences go out to to the family on his passing.

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Posted at 07:05am
Dear Mrs Lewis, Scott, Kristie & John, I am so sorry. Sending my sincerest condolences
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Sarah Stewart-Skelton

Posted at 10:16pm
Mr. Lewis was always so special to me. He was a wonderful friend and teacher. I miss him greatly and will always hold him in the highest regards. I already tell my kids of the late nights after choir when he would help me with chemistry because I had a permanent sub who had me so lost and frustrated. My love and prayers are with you Carol and your kids.

Love, Rosemary Drdak (Lewis)

Posted at 01:13pm
Dear Aunt Carol and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle John was such a good man who truly gave of himself in many ways to this world.
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