No. 196

OSB Logo The Old St Beghian
  January 2020


Edmunde H. Lewin (F 48-50).

Samantha Allison, Ed’s niece, has provided the following:

“Edmunde (Ed) Henry Leyland Lewin, 85, of Kingston, WA died on Wednesday, May 1st 2019 after battling mesothelioma. Ed was born January 18th, 1934 in Burnley, England, the third of four children to parents William Lewin and Olive Muriel Leyland.

In 1963 he married Heather Dorothy Allison in Wallasey, England. After working as an engineer for a few years at the Capenhurst Atomic Energy Lab in England, Ed and Heather decided to join several of Heather’s siblings and emigrated to the USA in 1964. They settled down and built their life in the northwest. Ed worked for many years providing contract engineering services to Boeing. He enjoyed his work and the flexibility that his contractor role provided which allowed the couple to travel extensively. They travelled around the world during their time together until her death in 2004. Ed continued his road trips after Heather’s passing and remained very active in retirement. He belonged to several organizations including the Eagles, the Mountaineers, the Britannia Club and the Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. He loved music and never tired of dancing. He was a jovial fellow and a true gentleman.

Obit - Edmunde Lewin

Ed is survived by his sister Margaret Olive Lewin in Cambridge, England, several sister and brothers-in-law, and 14 nieces and nephews around the globe. They are all deeply saddened to lose one of the best representatives of the family.”




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