Sherwood Emerson Lewis

1942 ∼ 2019

Sherwood Emerson Lewis

MARION - Sherwood Emerson Lewis Sr, of Marion, MA passed away peacefully in the presence of his family members on October 31, 2019 at Sippican Nursing Home. He was 77 years old.  

Sherwood was born in Port Jefferson, Long Island NY to his loving parents, Howard Lewis Sr. and Ethel DuVal Lewis. He is the grandson of Reverend and Mrs. Duval.  

Sherwood was employed as an electrical engineer at LILCO (Long Island Lighting Company) for many years and later, a skilled welder for Robert B. Our Co Inc. Sherwood’s accomplishments include designing and building an electrical generator in the late 1970’s for LILCO. To Sherwood, his most precious accomplishment was being a loving father.  

He had many hobbies in his lifetime. Albeit an engineer and skilled welder by trade, he enjoyed rebuilding automobiles and drag racing cars with his brothers and nephews. He was an avid race car driver and a lover of pickup trucks; thus appropriately nick named “Chevy”. He was passionate about music, playing blues/jazz bass guitar.  

He was a man of great faith; a long-time member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Yarmouth, MA until he fell ill in 2010. Despite his progressive and debilitating illness, he maintained and cherished his relationship with Jesus Christ.  

He leaves behind his dear brother, Robert M. Lewis (wife, Barbara), historian for their family tribe, Setalcott Native American Indian Nation, Setauket Long Island NY. He is predeceased by his parents as well as siblings, Pearl Lewis Hart, Ethel Barbara Lewis Lee, Hazel Lewis and Howard Lewis Jr.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie June Davis Lewis, Dennis port, MA and their children, Rolinda A. Lewis, Gwen M. Haddad, Arliena P. Feldmar (husband, Peter R. Feldmar), Nicole R. Lewis, PA-C., Kim M. Lewis and Sherwood E Lewis Jr. He is the loving granddad of 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Sherwood lived for his children and, enjoyed supporting them with genuine enthusiasm. He is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Sherwood’s family wishes to extend their appreciation and thanks to his dedicated care providers at Sippican Nursing Home, Marion MA and, Fidelis Hospice and Palliative Care Services.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham MA. Longtime friend, Pastor Gary Armstrong of the New Testament Baptist Church, will preside over the funeral services immediately following visitation with, funeral procession to Centre Cemetery, Wareham MA.  For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

As stated by his friend Peter Chamberland, Rowley MA, “Mr. Lewis is likely already working on the next truck that he plans to race at the Golden Gates Speedway”.  

Sherwood was loved by many. His heartfelt and captivating smile as well as, his charismatic personality will be sorely missed. With God’s love, he has moved forward in life, happily residing in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.  

Keep rock’n on pops. Strum away.


Thursday, November 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home - Wareham
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home - Wareham
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Center Cemetery - Wareham
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Sherwood Emerson Lewis

1942 ∼ 2019

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