Keith Ritchie “Big Lew” Lewis, 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday October 20, 2017 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.
Born in Keyser, WV, December 2, 1960, he was the son of the late Phyllis (Ritchie) Lewis and the late Owen Lewis Jr.
He leaves behind his children, Trever Lewis and wife Stephanie of Oakland, Taryn Wascher and husband Justin of Inwood, WV, and Tyler Lewis of Westernport. He is also survived by his life time companion, Donna Hartman of Westernport, his grandchildren, Camden Lewis, Marissa and Kamryn Wascher, Atreyu and Ryder Lewis, his brothers, Steve Lewis and wife Ellen of Cumberland, Dave Lewis and wife Carrie of Westernport, Tim Lewis and wife Nancy of Clarksville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Keith was employed by Anchor Glass Factory for 17 years, OTS Construction, J T’s Lounge, Marties Hot Dog Stand and most recently proprietor of Big Lew’s Crusin Treats, which he dearly loved. He was a former member of the Jaycees, former commander of the Sons of the American Legion, and was an avid sports fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Maryland Terrapins, and Baltimore Orioles. Keith was well known for his cooking skills and won numerous contests and chili cook offs, including a trip to Governor Hogan’s annual cookout last year. He organized many benefits and events including class reunions and Westernport Homefest. He loved his family, fishing and all nature. Keith lived his life to the fullest with no fear. He had many good friends and never met a stranger.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday, October 23rd from 5 to 9 PM. A funeral service will be conducted at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Tuesday October 24th at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Diane May officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to funeral service.
Interment will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Westernport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Westernport Church of the Brethren.
The family would like to express their thanks to the doctors and nurses at Western Maryland Health System Cardiovascular Unit for the wonderful care given to him and also Potomac Valley Hospital WVU Medicine.