Queensbury - Stephen Viele Lewis II, 96, passed away on the eve of January 19, 2018, at home after a long and wonderful life.
He was born on July 9, 1921 to Madeleine Harp and William Melengthan Lewis. His wife of 66 years, Dorothy “Randi” Jones Lewis predeceased him in 2013.
He is survived by his children: Stephen Viele Lewis III (Joan) of Menands, D. Anne Lewis (Franc Flotron) of St. Louis, Paul Gordon Lewis (Amy) of South Orange, N.J., Jean Lewis Maloy (Peter) of Loudonville, and son in law Tim A. Johnson of Santa Fe; seven grandchildren, Stephen Viele Lewis IV (Lindsey) , Elizabeth Lewis Totten (Keith) , Peter J. Maloy II, Hannah Viele Maloy, Mariah Pruyn Maloy , Liam Casey Maloy , Mark Wagner Maloy, and five great-grandchildren, Jack and Will Totten, Stephen V , Shea and Ashton Lewis. He is predeceased by his brother William J. Lewis, and his children Claudia Johnson Lewis Ph.D., and Mark John Lewis with whom he will be reunited when he reaches his great reward in heaven.
Stephen was born and raised in Troy, residing there until he and Randi moved to The Glen at Hiland Meadows in Queensbury in 2001. He attended The Albany Academy, Nichols College and the University of Chicago. He also served for three years in the Army Air Force during World War II receiving two medals of honor.
During his professional career, Steve was President of The Ready Jell Manufacturing Company in Troy, New York, providing an assortment of merchandise to organizations for fundraising purposes. The company was founded in 1909 by his maternal grandfather. In 1950 Steve and his father founded Lewis and Company, today rosaryparts.com, after identifying the need for rosary supplies among many catholic parishioners.
Stephen served as Board Chairman of : Samaritan Hospital , Northeast Health , and Giftco Inc. He was trustee of The Albany Academy, National Savings Bank, Oakwood Cemetery, The Glen at Hiland Meadows. He was an Elder of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Troy.
Stephen received The Third Age Award recognizing outstanding commitment to health and education community service efforts in the Albany area. He received The Founders Award from Northeast Health Foundation and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Albany Academy.
He was a member of the Troy Club, The Lake George Club, and the Country Club of Troy.
Private interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 8 W. Notre Dame Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Albany Academy, 135 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208.
The Albany Academy
135 Academy Road, Albany NY 12208