Lewis, Donald A., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Meadowview Manor. Age 84 years. The son of the late Albert and Gladys (Hoxie) Lewis, Don was born June 6, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from Saginaw High in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Don married Janet Asselin on October 9, 1954. She predeceased him November 19, 1985. He then married Mary Ann Budzinski on July 3, 1993. She survives him. Don played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers farm teams and the U.S. Army from 1949-54. He was then employed at General Motors and EDS for 35 years until his retirement in 1989. Don was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He enjoyed bee keeping, hunting, fishing and gardening and was an avid fan of Detroit Tiger Baseball. He was active in Carrollton Athletics and his church. Surviving besides his wife Mary Ann are two daughters, four sons and their spouses, Terry and Joseph Paris, Hemlock; Thomas and Michele Lewis, Saginaw; Laurie and Mark Hardy, Saginaw; Scott and Julie Lewis, Saginaw; Deron Lewis, Saginaw; Dennis Lewis, Hemlock; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, Robert (Charlotte) Lewis, Gordon (Carol) Lewis, Willard (Marsha) Lewis, Nancy (Jack) Sheets; many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by a son, William Lewis, and by two brothers and two sisters, Albert and Roy Lewis, Jean Owen and Maxine Watt. The Lewis family wishes to thank the staff of Meadowview Manor for the love and support they have given. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 545 Mapleridge, Carrollton. Rev. Fr. William Taylor will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Meadowview Manor or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net