East Greenbush- Earl J. “John” Lewis, 74, formerly of Pittstown, Brunswick, and more recently East Greenbush, died peacefully, Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Albany Medical Center with his family by his side following a short illness.
Born in Troy, November 11, 1948, John was the son of the late Earl F. and Helen V. (Knauer) Lewis.
John was a graduate of Hoosic Valley Central High School.
For over 36 years, he was employed by the New York State Department of Transportation in Albany. After working under several different job titles, he retired as the Photolog Unit Supervisor in 2003.
While living in Pittstown and raising his family as a younger man, John was a founding member of the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps. and a past assistant chief of the Pittstown Volunteer Fire Company.
John was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan and loved to go camping throughout the northeast.
John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Sara Lewis of Rotterdam, a daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Joe Carroll of Wynantskill, four grandchildren, Taylor (Mitch Ellsworth) Lewis of Valley Falls, Elizabeth Lewis of Rotterdam, Hannah Carroll and Abby Carroll, both of Wynantskill, a great-grand daughter, Iris Ellsworth of Valley Falls, and a brother, Robert Lewis of Pennsylvania. In addition to his late parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald Lewis.
At Mr. Lewis’ request, funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to either the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps., 60 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094, or to the Pittstown Volunteer Fire Company, 134 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094, in memory of Earl J. Lewis.
The Lewis family would like to extend a heartfelt and warm thank you to Dr. Richard A. Orsi and his staff for their excellent care and medical support of John while he was under their care.