Thomas Alfred Lewis

October 19, 1946 - December 10, 2020

Thomas Alfred Lewis, 74, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past three years, formerly of St. James City, FL and Upper Arlington, OH, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born October 19, 1946 in Canton, OH to Alfred and Isabelle Lewis, now deceased.

In addition to creating a loving and beautiful family, Tom had many life accomplishments which included proudly serving his Country as a Boiler Technician in the US Navy aboard the USS La Salle during the Vietnam War; as an Entrepreneur with the creation and success of a telecommunications company (Digital Design – Columbus, OH) and founder and President of American Contractors Association (ACA).  Thomas was a strong steward of his Lutheran Christian faith where he served on the Kairos National Board for Prison Ministry and developed a Prison Mentorship Program (Turning Point) to help individuals re-establish life skills after their incarceration.   Tom continued serving his Country with two (2) years in the Military Sealift Command as an Able Bodied Helmsman (US Merchant Marine), where he very proudly received a civilian medal commemorating his service to the Global War on Terrorism.  His continued dedication to his Country was further shown for the American Legion (Post 136, St James City, FL) where he served as Commander and on the Executive Board.  Thomas felt great passion to help those in need and was a vocal advocate to support Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Linda Lewis of Cape Coral; two loving daughters, Christina Twining (Erik) of Dallas, TX, and Tonya Siciliano (Stephen) of North Fort Myers, FL; sisters, Janice McKenzie (Richard) of Salem, OH, and Peggy Poole of Cadiz, OH; sister in law, Bonnie Krstolic of Beaufort, SC; brother in law, Bill Woodruff of Eagon, MN; nieces, Gretchen, Lana, and Marill; nephews, Craig and Matthew; as well as three grandchildren, Stephen, Ashley, and Isabella.

Thomas was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Nicholson.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM.  Service to be held at:  American Legion Post 136, 4106 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City, FL  33956. Additional details/updates to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com

Monetary Contributions in memory of Thomas Alfred Lewis are suggested to the Lewis Family, in care of:  Linda Lewis, 3311 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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  1. Marc and Julie Lepore Dec 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    He will surely be missed. ♥️

  2. Joe and Sharon Petrelli Dec 14, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Tom,

    never was the phrase ‘brother from another mother’ more true. The written word is inadequate.

  3. Bev Young Dec 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    I will miss Tom’s teasing, as he always did when I went to visit. I always called him “Tom Us”. He took me with him on the Two Boat to Wreaths Across America. off shore . Linda couldn’t go for some reason.. He even made me wear a life jacket and we did a rescue en route. Fond memories..

  4. Lisa Dec 14, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Tom. He was so fun in Upper Arlington. I think he spent more time on that boat of his parked in the driveway than in water!
    Jeff recalls Tom plowing the cul-de-sac for all of us. I remember the twinkle in his eyes and how fired up he could get Linda.
    He was never without a story to tell & I loved his sense of humor.
    Condolences to all (Kondolences) from our family to yours. I’m sure you will hear from Shar via snail mail but she sends big love your way. You gals hang together & I’m always in your corner.
    Love you very much!

  5. Tonya Siciliano Dec 14, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    It was a great honor to be your daughter, daddy-io! You leave behind a huge void in our lives. I am incredibly proud of your strength, your honor, your humor, and your integrity. I can’t be grateful enough for the time we spent together these last eight months. You were a fantastic roomie. Your words of wisdom on any given day will always be cherished and remembered. Rest easy, papi. ❤️

  6. Tom Koehler Dec 14, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Linda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss . May God comfort and support you during this time.
    Blessings,
    Tom Koehler

  7. Lisa Migliore Dec 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I continue to keep all of you in my prayers and I know that he will be deeply missed by so many. May he rest peacefully and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you made with him..

    Love,
    Lisa M

  8. Claudia Dussesu Dec 17, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Linda and family

    Paul and I were so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. We have so many found memories of your family back here in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will always remember his laugh and wonderful smile.

    Fondly,

    Claudia and Paul Dusseau

  9. Linda lewis Dec 18, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Thank you to all who have shared their thoughts and prayers. Tom was one of a kind. I had 47 years with him.. I feel lost. Linda

  10. Robin Lorms Dec 18, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Tom was a blessing in my life and an encouraging influence to serve others especially the underdog. He was ornery and fun. He had a depth about him and had a persistent attitude. We will miss him and looking forward to seeing him again in heaven.
    Robin and Diana Lorms

  11. Pat McAbier Dec 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

    He will always be our big brother who had such a special relationship with our Dad, Tom Snyder. Hopefully they are together again raising a beer and telling jokes and stories. He will be missed, but we have so many great memories.
    Mikey Snyder and Patti Snyder McAbier

  12. Tina Stover Dec 21, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Dear Linda and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed. I have so many memories that I will cherish. Miss all of you very much❤.

  13. Christina Twining Dec 27, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Daddy. I am so thankful for you and the life you provided me. With your overabundance of love, you provided everything a girl could ask for from a father. You mentored me to grow and be the woman I am today — strong, independent, loving, grounded in spiritual faith and with a servant heart to help others. Not one day went by that I didn’t know you loved me. There’s a pretty big void in our lives without your human presence, but we know and feel you watching over us, Thank you, Daddy… for choosing me to be your daughter. I will always love you MORE… your one and only Tisty.

  14. Lori Elder Dec 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Christina,
    Your Dad was a shining light of love, faith and perseverance. He had three woman that he loved more than life itself.—-your Mom, your Sister and You❤️. We are deeply honored to have known him and your precious Mom.
    Your family is in our prayers.
    All of our love,
    Lori and Jason Elder

  15. Lisa Hettick Dec 29, 2020 at 11:35 am

    I am so sorry for your families lost. I am so impressed with the love he had for his family. What a beautiful heritage to leave behind!
    May the Lord comfort all of you at this time.

  16. Sandra Cunningham Jan 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    God Bless you Tom. You will always be missed. Your kind heart and understanding soul always brought me comfort.
    I hope all the love from family and friends will bring you peace for eternity.

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