Alan John Lewis | Obituary
Alan “Al” John Lewis died on the morning of Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Brookstone Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Salem, Oregon, from liver complications. He was born on August 31, 1942 in Chicago, IL, the son of Francis and Irma (Singer) Lewis.
After high school, Al enlisted in the US Coast Guard. After completing his enlistment, he moved to Oregon where he attended Reed College in Portland. During this time, he also met Sandra Lyons, his future wife. They married in 1965 at the age of 23.
After serious car problems, Al decided it was time to learn how to fix his own car and it set him on the path that would define his livelihood for the rest of his life.
Al and Sandy moved to Lincoln City, OR in the early 1970s and were part of the local business community for the next 40 years. During this time, they ran the Taft Texaco and Lincoln Auto Supply & Machine Shop station and eventually moved to their final location in Oceanlake.
They had 4 children: Frank, Christine, Matthew and Benjamin.
Al had a great sense of humor that was clearly passed on to his children, as well as an interest in science and science fiction. He had an entire room of his house filled with science fiction magazines from the 50s and 60s.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons Matthew and Benjamin.
Alan is survived by his wife Sandy (deceased in 2021), his brother Pete, his children Frank and Christine and 5 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on May 15, 2021 at Calvary Chapel in Lincoln City, OR. A recording of the service is available upon request. Please contact Calvary Chapel to be put in touch with Al’s family.
Instead of flowers, the family asks for a donation in Al’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).