Charles K. Lewis 1947-2024 | News, sports, jobs

NEW MIDDLETOWN – Charles K. Lewis, known to all as “Kermit,” passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the age of 76.

Born on November 13, 1947, the youngest of five rowdy Lewis boys, he was said to have the stamina for a lifetime of hard work and the sense of humor to do it all with a smile. Looking out at the world knowing that you can’t hold a good man down, Kermit would work without complaint for the rest of his life to provide for his most prized blessing: his family.

Kermit could easily be described as a man who simply didn’t want to be overworked; a working-class boy who took pride in doing every job to the best of his ability. He could often be found mowing and meticulously maintaining not only his garden, but those of others as well.

A selfless man, Kermit was always the first to lend a hand, and his work ethic was only surpassed by his humor. Known for his quick wit and storytelling, there was never a dull moment in his company.

Kermit was a loving father to his three children, Charles Lewis of New Middletown, and Jennifer Posta and Diana (Rick) Mullen of New Springfield. His crowning achievement was one that earned him the title of grandfather and nothing made him prouder than his grandchildren, Madison, Jacey, Cameron, Karigan, Gavin and Brady.

Kermit was preceded in death by his mother and father, Samuel and Anne; and his brothers Lenard, Joe, John and Troy Lewis. And proof that they really couldn’t live without each other was his wife of 53 years, Susan Lewis, whom he lost in February. The knowledge of their reunion brings reassurance and contentment to those left behind.

We say goodbye to the hardest working man most of us have ever known, one who firmly believed that you couldn’t rest until you were free.

We will toast a lifetime of love and laughter, sharing stories and memories over a cold beer, some blackberry brandy and taking comfort in knowing that his work here is done.

The family would like to sincerely thank Hospice of the Valley for the incredible, compassionate care their father received. The respect and dignity afforded him in his final days were truly remarkable and the family cannot express their gratitude.

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