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Richard Lewis Obituary

Richard Henry Lewis

April 25, 1929 - March 20, 2010
Resided in Arlington, VA
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RICHARD HENRY LEWIS

Richard Henry Lewis passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 20, 2010 of heart failure. He had retired to Florida after being a member of the Virginia Bar for 5O years.

Born April 25, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry and Helen Lewis of Arlington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dianne L. Lewis; his daughters, Susan Casey, Jennifer Carroll, Christina Canouse; and two sons, Richard and John Lewis. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Lewis of Oregon. He leaves behind his nine grandchildren: Megan, Leigh, and Anne Casey; Meghan Carroll; Riley Canouse; Kristyn and Kelly Lewis; and Lauren and Rece Lewis.

Dick attended Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia and continued his education at The College of William and Mary, then graduating from The Marshall Wythe School of Law at William and Mary. Excelling in sports, he was inducted into the William and Mary Hall of Fame and named an All-American.

Dick also served during the Korean Conflict and was a proud member of The American College of Trial Lawyers.

A vistation will be held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22032 on Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in Fairfax Memorial Park. A reception will be held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home immediately following burial.

Donations may be made in Richard's memory to The American Red Cross, 2025 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., or St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 800-805-5856.

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Funeral Home
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Visitation
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Thursday, April 1, 2010
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Service
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:00 PM
Cemetery
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Thursday, April 1, 2010
1:00 PM
Reception
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Thursday, April 1, 2010
1:30 PM

Charities

American Red Cross
2025 E Street NW
Washington, DC US 20006
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. And the Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. An average of 92 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. The American National Red Cross is headquartered in Washington, Gail J. McGovern is President and CEO, and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is Chairman of the Board of Governors.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN US 38105
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.

 

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