Harry “Al” Lewis, Jr., 78, died peacefully at his home in Wickford on December 2, 2013.
A North Kingstown High School graduate, Al excelled in football and moved onto Holderness Prepartory School in Plymouth, N.H., before graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a major in marketing and advertising. He retired after 34 years as a ProJo advertising representative.
Among his many accomplishments, Al was the first president of the North Kingstown Jaycees and president of the Point Judith Bass and Bluefish Tournament. President of the Parents’ Association of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Commodore of the Wickford Yacht Club. Cooperatively he established and ran the North Kingstown Gymnastic Club for ten years and served for many years on the North Kingstown Harbor Management Committee. Al was an avid sailor, skier and world traveler.
Married for 55 years to his wife, Janice Nordin, Al is survived by his wife, daughter, Kimberli J. Lewis, former president and CEO of several companies, and her husband Joachim Wolf; son, Cameron J. Lewis, former Coast Guard Academy graduate and logistics engineer and his wife, Olena and granddaughter, Alyssia. He was the son of the late Harry A. Lewis, Sr. and Bessie (Maynard) Lewis.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford, 140 West Main Street. A private graveside service will be held in Elm Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wickford Sailing Association, P.O. Box 352, North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 will be appreciated. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit www.CranstonMurphy.com.