Published in Star-Ledger on May 17, 2012
passed away on May 9 in Fort Myers, Fla. He will be buried in Hollywood
Cemetery in Union, N.J., on Monday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Lew grew up in Hillside, N.J., and also lived in Sea Bright, N.J.
He was 88 years old. He retired from the Hillside, N.J., Fire Department,
where he was a captain. Mr. Lew also was a U.S. Army veteran and fought
in World War II. He played professional baseball starting at age 17 as
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen, and his sister,
Olga "Ochie" Wempa. Renee Weiss Lew, his wife of 30 years, passed
away in 1991.
Mr. Lew also leaves behind three nieces, a nephew, and eight grand-nieces
and nephews. He also leaves behind two stepsons, Dr. Bruce Brody and Stuart
Brody, who grew up in Hillside, but now live in California, and three
His longtime girlfriend, Ruth Dumbaugh, lives in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.