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In Memory of

Edgar Jackson Lewis

November 23, 1957 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Beloved father, son, brother and friend, of Boynton Beach, FL passed away peacefully at the home of his father on March 25, 2015, after a short battle with esophageal cancer and complications from sleep apnea.

Skip was born November 23, 1957 in West Palm Beach to parents Malcolm K. and Carolyn J. Lewis (deceased). He grew up in Lake Clarke Shores, then raised his family in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. He proudly served the Boynton Beach Police Department as a Code Enforcement Officer for 22 years and was a mentor to...

Beloved father, son, brother and friend, of Boynton Beach, FL passed away peacefully at the home of his father on March 25, 2015, after a short battle with esophageal cancer and complications from sleep apnea.

Skip was born November 23, 1957 in West Palm Beach to parents Malcolm K. and Carolyn J. Lewis (deceased). He grew up in Lake Clarke Shores, then raised his family in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. He proudly served the Boynton Beach Police Department as a Code Enforcement Officer for 22 years and was a mentor to many new officers who came through the department. Skip was in the media when he went above and beyond his duties at Boynton Beach's law enforcement. In October of 2011,he provided surveillance support in the capture and arrest of two criminals in an armed robbery attempt at two banks. He later was awarded a certificate from the FBI for his skilled cooperation and outstanding assistance in connection with their investigative efforts. Skip also received the City of Boynton Beach's "Civilian Commendation Ribbon" for this effort.

The ocean was where he loved to be the most. Free time found him at the beach, fishing and scuba diving. Skip loved to cook, and was quite the master
chef. Little League Baseball was an early life experience where he excelled.

Skip was extremely proud of his two daughters, Brooke Lewis of West Palm Beach and Lindsay Maldonado (Jorge) and his grandson, John of Loxahatchee, FL. He is also survived by his father: Col. Malcolm K. Lewis USAR (Ret) and stepmother, Mildred Lewis of Lake Clarke Shores. Other family members include his sister: Carol "Wendy" Allen (Richard) of Birmingham, AL; a brother: Malcolm "Kim" Lewis, Jr. (Ginny) of Ashland, OR; nieces: Amy Hall (James) Stacy Allen (Jarrod), Leah Daly (Andrew); nephews: Matthew Allen (Carrie), Brad Allen (Lara) and Christopher Lewis; his uncle: Dr. Roger Lewis (Liz); Cousins: Kenneth Lewis (Lisa), Lance Lewis (Meredith), Britt Guyer (Skylar), Jim Guyer and Cathy. Skip's godfather was the late Congressman Paul G. Rogers, who remembered his birthdays for many years in Skip's younger life.

Skip was greatly loved by his friends, family and co-workers. His calmness, wit, smile and gentle spirit will be missed by all.

The family will receive friends and celebrate his life on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Noon, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach 33401.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.