Arthur Lewis
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Friday
23
August

Visitation at Main Service

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 23, 2019
Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church
1989 Route 70
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
24
August

Visitation at Main Service

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church
1989 Route 70
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
24
August

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church
1989 Route 70
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Locustwood Memorial
1500 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis, 89, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2019. He was born in New York City to Emily (Taylor) and Lorenzo Lewis. He attended the New York Public Schools and graduated from the New York City College of Technology. He served in the United States Army during the Korea Conflict. In 1953, Arthur married Evelyn Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was employed by the Federal Government, and during his twenty four year career beginning in 1956, rose from a clerk in the Treasury Department in New York City to Acting Deputy Director of the DEA in Washington D.C., in 1978. He was the first African American to be second-in-command of the DEA; and the first African American elected to the school board in the history of Cherry Hill Township.

In 1980, Mr. Lewis retired from the DEA, and became vice president of Government Affairs for the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He later retired from Sands in the mid-2000s.

He was predeceased by: his wife, Evelyn Lewis; and parents, Emily and Lorenzo Lewis.

Arthur leaves to cherish his fond memories: his daughter, Jennifer B. Lewis; sons, Hunter J. Lewis (Debbie), Jeffrey M. Lewis; brother, Edward Lewis; sister, Gloria Best; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11AM Saturday, August 24, 2019, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1989 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where friends may call from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Friends may also call Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, from 6PM to 8PM. Interment to follow in Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers we kindly ask that donations be made to The Arthur Lewis Scholarship c/o: The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association, P.O. Box 14047, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.

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