Max E. Lewis

1952 - 2021

FLY CREEK VALLEY – Max Emory Lewis, 68, of Fly Creek, passed away at his home Saturday, January 2, 2021, with his son and longtime friend at his side.

Born January 29, 1952, at home in East Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, Max was one of five children of Geraldine Elizabeth McWilliams and Richard Millard Lewis. Raised in Pennsylvania, he graduated with the Class of 1970 from Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Grove.

As a foreman for Brunswick Bowling and Billiards Mac came to the area in 1986 to install the bowling alleys at the new Alfred Corning Clark Gymnasium; he loved the area and decided to make Fly Creek his home with his family. A Union Carpenter most of his life, Max installed bowling equipment and travelled often for his work. In 2000, he and his son, Anthony, started A&M Bowling, a venture they ran until 2007. Max was a retired member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2287 Resilient Floor Coverers. 

He is survived by his son, Anthony Lewis and wife, Jennifer of Mount Vision; his daughter, Melissa Koren and husband, Frank (JR) of Laurens; and four grandchildren, Brock and Kayla Lewis and Cadence and Gavin Koren, as well as his longtime friend Debbie Barton. He is further survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina and Jay Poe of Carlisle, PA and Wendy and Kurt Good of Atglen, PA and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jean Lewis of Virginia Beach, VA and their families. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Lewis. 

In his leisure, Max enjoyed his collection of old tractors, and had a special place in his heart for the John Deere A originally owned by his father. He also enjoyed his 1938 Ford stake body truck and 1948 Whizzer. 

A visitation will be held privately. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Max’s honor to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.