In Memory

Jeffrey R. Lewis

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07/30/14 08:06 PM #1    

Jean Stewart (Feick)

We all should have been nicer to Jeff.


Jean Stewart Feick

07/31/14 11:21 AM #2    

Kathy L DeLettera (Bigilin)

Why do you say that? I was his friend & I think he was fairly happy.

07/31/14 11:32 AM #3    

Nancy Topham (Mueller)

Based in my professional experience as a counselor for people with developmental disabilities I would say that Jeff probably had Aspergers. That was an unknown back then. I used to talk with him some too...he probably did not register some of the meanness, but I am sure that he did feel some of it. He was a nice, nice person and he did go on to do some things he dreamed of before his disability became too much, based on what he wrote for a reunion many years ago. I later realized that he was a really courageous, amazing person.

07/31/14 01:47 PM #4    

Jim Fisher

One positive observation is that we've matured considerably since the late 60s and are more aware of the need to accept diversity in a non-judgmental manner.  Thanks to Jeffrey for his contribution to that process.

07/31/14 08:58 PM #5    

Sally Durkee (Durkee)


10/27/18 12:58 PM #6    

David Walker

I was sad to some time ago, hear from Jeff's Sister, Missy, that he had died.  (Last I knew, Missy was a professional chef, having graduated (I believe), from The Culinary Institute of America).

Our parents were friends and members of Locust Hill Country Club.  I believe that they have both passed away as well.  Jeff and I used to play golf there in the mornings (the only time kids could play) and then swim the rest of the day.

I believe that Jeff had polo when he very young, which he ultimately overcame.  I don't know that he was on the spectrum but he was very focused on some interests, like the Young Republican's Club.  He was a big Nixon fan!

He may have had some issues but I remember him as a very nice, gentle guy.  We had some good times together and he died way too young.

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