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Glenn M. Lewis

November 18, 2011

Glenn M. Lewis, December 8, 1915 – November 9, 2011

Glenn M. Lewis, longtime resident of Balboa Island, has died at 95. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothea (Dottie), his son Terry Lewis, (Diane), daughter Anne Moloney (Bob), three granddaughters, Jodi Birdsong Ottman, Kate Moloney Flynn, Bridget Moloney Sinclair, two great grandsons and one sister, Nina Courson of Findlay, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glenn, born in Hancock County, Ohio, grew up on the family farm in Findlay, Ohio. He joined the U. S. Air Force in 1941 prior to Pearl Harbor, serving in the European Theatre with the 5th Fighter Group until 1945.

In 1947, Glenn and Dottie were married in California and moved to Encino where Glenn was a General Building Contractor. He was active in the Rotary Club of Encino.

In 1973, Glenn and Dottie moved to Balboa Island where Glenn  worked at UCI until retiring in 1980. Glenn and Dottie traveled throughout the U.S. attending numerous Air Force reunions, seeing old friends and making new, for over 20 years. Glenn loved to attend weekly meetings  in Newport Beach with other veterans of WWII, but most of all, he enjoyed sitting on his bayfront patio greeting neighbors and passersby.  He will be missed.

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December dates for Funeral services at Riverside National Cemetery and  a Celebration of Life at the family home have not been finalized. Friends and neighbors will be contacted when dates are confirmed.

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