Lewis A. Woodworth

Posted:  Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:30pm

Lewis A. Woodworth, 83, of Dresden died on Saturday, Sept. 22 at his home in Dresden after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Lewis was born in Saskatchewan, Canada on May 31, 1929. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. and worked at the National City Bank. He then joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War until 1956 as a communications operator. After the war, he received the Korean Service metal with three Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

Lewis then returned home to Brooklyn and began to work at Texaco as a worldwide communications officer.

Lewis then met and married his wife Valerie and they had two sons, Gregory and Samuel.

During his free time, he loved to take his family all over to the city to see and experience all the culture and cuisine that the New York had to offer.

After 36 years of dedicated service at Texaco, Lewis retired from their headquarters building in Harrison, N.Y. and moved to his country home in Dresden.

Lewis enjoyed singing in many choirs during his life and was last singing with the Sheepscot Valley Chorus and sang weekly at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newcastle.

A military memorial service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta on October 25 at 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.