Thomas Glenn Lewis III passed away suddenly on November 14, 2018 at the age of 74. Tom was a lifelong Wilmington resident and resided in Landenberg, PA for the past 9 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas Glenn Lewis, Jr and Geraldine M. Lewis. Tom attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Archmere Academy, where he was a 3 sport athlete. In 2012, Tom was inducted into the Archmere Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Tom’s first job was as a teacher at Brookside Elementary. He then proudly served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War from 1969-70. Upon discharge, Tom returned to his alma mater, coaching football at Archmere Academy. From Archmere, Tom then taught English and Religion at St. Edmond’s Academy, where he finished his teaching career as the Dean of Students. In 1976, Tom left St. Edmond’s to work for 30 years as Special Staff Assistant to then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Tom’s dearest friends are from his years of working in Senator Biden’s office. He was passionate about all aspects of his work for Senator Biden but what gave him the most pride was his dedication in working with veterans. Tom felt a deep love and kinship for all vets. After retiring, Tom enjoyed fishing, model trains, and vacationing in the Pocono Mountains. His greatest joy was being a grandfather to his 8 grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his best friend and wife of 24 years, Donna Lewis. He is also survived by his daughters, Amy Wise (Mark) and Molly Hayes (Sean) and his son, Douglas Deveney (Kathleen). Tom is also survived by his brothers Robert Lewis (Ann) and Alan Lewis and his special son-in-law, Ray Ellis. Tom leaves behind 8 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and a quite loving extended family in Chicago and Pittsburg. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Charlene, sister-in-law, Marsha Lewis, step daughter, Dawn Deveney, and daughter-in-law, Ruth Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly appreciated to the Disabled American Veterans and Little Sisters of the Poor. Visitation will be held at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike on November 26th from 6-8pm. On November 27th there will be a visitation from 10-11am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 3200 Philadelphia Pike followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be private.