OGDENSBURG -- Funeral services for James M. Lewis, 77, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating.
Entombment will follow the service at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be Friday, March 24 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Lewis passed away Tuesday, March 14 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Surviving are his children, James (Mary) Lewis of Lisbon and Becky (Donald) Legault of Lisbon; two brothers, William (Mary) Lewis of Chandelier, AZ and Richard Lewis and his companion, Jeanne Skelley of Ogdensburg; a sister, Cindy (Wayne) Robinson of Pennsburg, Penn.; grandchildren, Nicholas Lewis, Shawna (Justin) Corey, Jennie Legault, Cheyenne Legault and Caleb Legault; and three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Stephen and Ruby.
His wife, Wilma predeceased him in 2015.
James was born April 26, 1939 in Ogdensburg, the son of the late Richard and Rena (Miller) Lewis.
He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1957, and later married Wilma F. Kench November 11, 1961 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
He was a past member of the Ogdensburg Odd Fellows Club, past vice commander of the Ogdensburg Coast Guard Flotilla Aux-1-5, and past president of the Maple City Prop Busters Model Airplane Club for 25+ years.
During his career he worked at the Ogdensburg International Airport, GLF in Heuvelton and retired as a sergeant from the Potsdam Police Department after 20 years of service.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, model trains and airplanes, boating, camping, going for rides, playing cards, boating on the St. Lawrence River, his pets Smokey Joe and Pretty Girl, teaching boating and hunting safety courses, rides through the Adirondack mountains, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.