Neil Lewis, 54, of Bethlehem, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Gayle (Klein) Lewis. They would have celebrated 16 years of marriage on December 7th. Neil was born on October 6, 1965 in Neath, Wales, United Kingdom to parents Thomas Raymond and Patricia Ann (Fellowes) Lewis, and was the proud father of Dylan and Tegan.
Neil worked as an Electrical Engineer for Rigaku. He volunteered for and coached his son’s soccer team and never missed an opportunity to cheer on his boys or his beloved Tottenham Hotspurs. He enjoyed golfing (legit) and nice cars- especially Aston Martins. He proudly let the world know he will forever be Welsh- even if he slowed down his speech so the Americans could understand him. Neil loved to travel and had seen most parts of the world- whether it was in the Royal Navy, for work, or for pleasure. Almost always the smartest man in the room, he could pull knowledge out of thin air and seemed to have an answer for everything.
Neil would always bring life to everywhere he went and was loved by all who met him. Always quick to crack a joke, but even quicker to lend a hand...A smile on his face and a beer in his hand, surrounded by friends was his favorite place to be.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his wife Gayle, he is lovingly missed by his children, Dylan Evan Lewis and Tegan Rhyse Lewis; father, Thomas Raymond Lewis; mother, Patricia Ann Lewis; brother, John Lewis and partner Lesley, and their son Ashley, sister in law Jennifer Zaro and her children Julie and Nathan, and family and friends near and far that will forever miss his light.
SERVICES: A celebration of life will take place at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem where the family will receive friends and relatives from 6:00 P.M. until the time of service. Gayle will be receiving friends and family at their residence 5109 Barbary St., Bethlehem PA 18017 on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 from 6:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M. and Saturday November 23 from 1:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M.
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a scholarship fund for Dylan and Tegan c/o Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St. Bethlehem PA 18018.
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