Lewis Rivell

Lewis F. Rivell Jr.

Wednesday August 18, 1937 - Thursday February 7, 2019
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Lewis F. Rivell, Jr. age 81, of Paulsboro passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born to the late Lewis F. Rivell Sr., and Lerena (Stevenson). Lewis retired from Mobil where he was an operator for the waste water unit. He was a member of Paulsboro Masonic Lodge, Paulsboro Sportsmen's Association and attended New Beginning Assembly of God Church in Paulsboro. Lewis enjoyed vacations to Williamsburg, VA, loved Ford automobiles, trains, and WWE Wrestling. He was also an avid Philadelphia Phillies Fan. Most of all he loved to be Pop Pop to all of his family.

Husband of the late E. Blanche Rivell, he is survived by children, Allan Bundens (Becky), Robert Bundens (Joann), Barbara Kershaw (Fred), Edward Bundens (Joan), William Bundens (Stacey), Lerena Henry (Tom), and Lewis F. Rivell lll (Dawn), 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, his brother, George Rivell (Rebecca), and his nieces and nephews, George Rivell (Kathy), Debbie Damminger (Rob), Rick Rivell, Ken Rivell. Lewis was also predeceased by his grandson, Allan Kershaw.

Family and Friends may visit from 9:30 am to 11 am on Saturday, February 16th, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Burial will be in Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, NJ. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences can be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday February 16, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday February 16, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, New Jersey 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday February 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday February 16, 2019 11:00am
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, New Jersey 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Eglington Cemetery
    320 Kings Highway
    Clarksboro, NJ 08020
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Kimberly Damminger

Posted at 12:07am
Lerena, Lew, and family, it was an honor to know him. Uncle Lew was always endearing to others, and had a fond appreciation for life. He never took one day for granted. Uncle Lew had a wicked sense of humor, and never failed to make anybody laugh. My favorite memory was when I made pot pie for Uncle Lew and Aunt Sis. He asked for the recipe. I gave it to him, and of course, he never made it! After that, he would continually tease me about buying Pillsbury pie crust and boiling it. He really wanted me to make the pot pie for him, so I always obliged. It was a classic example of his sarcasm. I'll always remember taking him out for dinner for his birthday. Nothing beat Uncle Lew's Christmas parties! I'll never forget the Christmas decorations, spending quality time with the family, or his occasional visits to our house. I remember when he would blare his Elvis collections, to the point where the windows would shake! He was truly the definition of a cool uncle. He would borderline-run to his cars! I also remember when he talked to my daughter, Kimberly, about WWE wrestling. My husband truly cared for him. We have all experienced wonderful talks with Uncle Lew: whether political, family-related, or just small talk. Every conversation was worthwhile. Seeing his enormous train collection, buying Christmas presents for my family (as children), and his Ford appreciation also come to mind. His love for his family was undeniable. He was so full of life, up until the final day. I have never witnessed so much energy for a man his age! He was incredibly close to my father. It breaks my heart knowing that so much life was still left to live. He will always belong in our hearts. Uncle Lew captivated everybody who ever knew him. And as we bid farewell, we will remember fondly, the memories we shared. For he is gone, but still remains in our hearts. Love you, Uncle Lew!

Nancy Elliott

Posted at 11:24am
So sorry to hear of yet another cousin passing. May all the family find comfort in the memories over the years.
Nancy Hollenack Elliott

Donna (Rivell) Amira

Posted at 12:20pm
Remembering my cousin, Lew. Fond memories . . . Lew worked at Tyco in West Deptford while I was in college ,
in need of a Summer job. He pulled some strings for me and I spent the Summer of '71 on an assembly line shrink-
wrapping toy trains! He worked the day shift and I worked 4-12 but every day he came over to my assigned machine
and asked me how the job was going.
When I was in high school I was their babysitter for Lorena and young Lewis. I enjoyed babysitting because the kids
were very good and they always had great snacks.
Lew always came to the annual Rivell Family Reunions. He often pulled into the parking lot with a new car (a convertible),
With great music blaring from the radio. He immediately got everyone's attention with his arrival.
Lew always treated everyone with respect and he would also be interested in what was going on in your life. (A Rivell
Quality I always loved).
He was known for his Elvis 🕺 impression which he perfected. He had an appreciation for music and enjoyed his life.
He adored his kids and he was always a great husband, and a favorite cousin.

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Posted at 12:13pm
Stacey and Bill. With love,sorrow and fond memories.
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Gracia Cassidy

Posted at 12:47pm
Ed, Joan and family - I am so sorry for your loss. Lew was such a fun loving man - he will truly be missed! May you find comfort during this difficult time and may he rest in peace. - Gracia Cassidy

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