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Anne E. Lewis, 57

March 01, 2021

Anne E. (Golding) Lewis, 57, of Lancaster and Bethlehem, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Shirley (Slade) Albert, wife of H. Ward, and the late Robert Golding, husband of Carolyn. She was the loving wife to David Lewis, with whom she shared almost 33 years of marriage and 45 years of friendship.

Anne was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Willow Street where she assisted the ministry. Anne was a 1981 graduate of Downingtown Area High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and her Master’s degree from West Chester University. Anne taught for more than 30 years at Bradford Heights Elementary School and the Downingtown Area School District.

Teaching was a labor of love for Anne. Parents annually requested that their children be placed in her class. She received several special recognitions for her work including The Heart of Learning Teacher of the Year Award. But Anne often recalled the highlight of her career is when a student said of her, “Mrs. Lewis is smart and kind. It’s fun, and I feel safe in our room. I love her.”

Anne enjoyed running, walking, hiking, and spending time down the shore at Ocean City, New Jersey. Being outdoors and capturing special memories through photography was always time well spent. Her favorite subjects were her children and most recently family dogs, Bo and Oskar. She was an avid Philly sports fan, but most of all she cherished spending time with her family and friends. Her patience and her kind and gentle heart will be missed by all the lives she touched.

In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by her children: Joshua Lewis (Emily) of Franklin, Jacob (Sara) of Baden, Riley of Lancaster; and her grandson Jack; her siblings: William Golding (Kim) of Pottstown, Danielle Cusick (David) of Mooresville, NC and Lindsay Hamilton (Colin) of Downingtown as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Robert and stepmother Carolyn.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a children’s book in Anne’s memory to a public school of your choice or to Bradford Heights Elementary School, 1330 Romig Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Services will be private and livestreamed at 11:00AM on Saturday March 6, 2021 at http://ascensionws.org.

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March 13, 2021

Dave and family-
So sorry to hear this about Anne. I remember her fondly from high school. She was a gentle soul and obviously loved by many. My condolences to you and your family. Sandi O’Brien Brettler

March 13, 2021

David…  I just read about Anne’s passing.  The Boice Family are sending our condolences and prayers, to you and your family.  I remember sitting next to Anne in Mrs. Reti’s biology class and enjoyed chatting with her before class.  May God help you and your family to find peace in your time of greiving.
Sincelery,
Grant W. Boice, Jr.  (DHS ’81)    

March 10, 2021

Dear David and Family,
Ray and I send our condolences on the loss of your dear Anne.  She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.  Sending our prayers for strength and comfort to your family.
With regards,
Ilene Wood and Ray Starner 

March 09, 2021

David – Deepest condolences to you and your family. Know that your community is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.  May your happy memories together comfort you during this difficult time.  -Emily Conners

March 07, 2021

Dave and family, We were saddened to read about Anne’s passing. We remember you and Anne from the MYF group at Glen Moore UMC ” back in the day”. We will hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and blessings, David and Karen Fellenbaum

March 05, 2021

We are thinking of all of you. We have so many memories over the years of all of the hockey games sitting together. We are so thankful we stayed in touch after the Firebirds. We enjoyed our get togethers for dinner. Anne was definitely one of a kind. So caring, thoughtful and fun. We will miss her. Love to all of you, Bob and Chris Miller

March 05, 2021

Dave and family,
Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. Anne was a beautiful soul who touched everyone she met in a positive way. She lives on in her wonderful children and her grandson as well as the many students she mentored throughout her years of teaching. Much love, Anne & Alberto Gaglianese 

March 04, 2021

Dave and Family,
Our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your wife and mother.  Anne was a wonderful lady with a beautiful soul and we all remember her for the warm smile that she wore so proudly.  The world has lost a wonderful lady this week that touched so many lives.  Please know that you are all in our prayers through this difficult time and we all celebrate the life she lived and the gifts that she gave to this world.  The Haley Family 

March 04, 2021

Dave & Family…sending deep sympathy and prayers to all. The community mourns the loss of Anne, your wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, and more. May God grant you strength as you remember and celebrate her life and legacy.
Lisa Daugherty, Dave Bender

March 04, 2021

Dave, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. I feel privileged to have known Anne and seen her once or twice chastise ice hockey refs in her own quiet way. I am certain that, in her role as a teacher, she made such a positive impact on children’s lives that will ripple through many generations and her kind spirit will reach far and wide. Please extend my thoughts and prayers to Josh, Jake and Riley and know that our whole family grieves with you and yet we know she has been restored by the grace of God
Rob Troup

March 04, 2021

David and family,
We just saw the news about Anne.  Our deepest sympathy to all of you and just know that Anne is now soaring with the angels untether and a piece.
Vera & Karl Kockler

March 03, 2021

Anne was a colleague and friend at Bradford Heights for 20+ years.  I sought her advice many years ago when I was worried about my son’s reading ability…and it was both relieving and completely spot on.  She was a gift to every student she worked with.  She made Bradford Heights a much better place, and will be deeply missed.
Dottie Graham

March 03, 2021

Dear David and Family,  My heart goes out to all of you, and we hold you in our prayers. There are no words to describe Anne’s strength and determination to fight for and live her best life. May your memories bring you comfort, your faith give you strength and your family and friends hold you close. Rest in Peace Anne.  With sincere sympathy,  Wendy and Dan Jarrett 

March 03, 2021

Lewis Family,
My heart breaks for all of you. Anne was one of a kind. She will be missed dearly. As she once told me, her family was truly a “bright spot” in her life. Take care of each other. We are here for you.
Jim and Missy

March 03, 2021

Anne was an amazing teacher who cared so deeply for her students and inspired them to love school and learning. We still remember her “Brad” the bulldog who got to come home with students over the weekend. My deepest condolences for Anne’s family as well as her Bradford Heights family. 
Jen Zeloyle

March 03, 2021

I enjoyed seeing her at some bicycle races as she watched Josh.  Mrs. Lewis had a positive attitude.  My condolences and prayers go out to the family.
Birk McGilvrey

March 03, 2021

Anne will always be remembered for her wit, her kindness and her friendship. It was a blessing to be her grade partner. She will be missed and lovingly remembered.
Barbara DiMartini

March 03, 2021

Anne was such a warrior in her fight against cancer. How I admired her courage on such a difficult journey.  As a friend her mother, I would hear about Anne’s unfaltering dedication to her family, friends and students, always shielding them from the pain and agony that she endured in her battle to survive, even to the end. What a role model Anne was to so many.
My heartfelt and deepest condolences go to her beloved family and friends and all whose lives she so lovingly touched. May her legacy live on in the memories of all who knew her as they grieve the loss of this wonderful woman.
With love and prayers,  Pat Lacey

March 03, 2021

To Riley and family, 
 
I am deeply so sorry for you loss. I can’t imagine how difficult it is and all the emotions that you all are going through. While, I personally have never met your mother. The way Riley raved and talked ahout her was amazing. She was such an extraordinary women and I wish I could have had the chance to meet her. Please at any time reach out. My heart goes out to you all. 
Jasmine Davis

March 03, 2021

David and Family
May Anne Rest In Peace.  David, may God keep you and your family in the Palm of his Hand.  We love you all Aunt Bonnie & Uncle Bill
 

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