Lewis's Story

BANGOR - Lewis Atwood Crowell, husband of the late Julia "Julie" (Thompson) Crowell, passed away on March, 9, 2015. He was born 11 May 1926, in Bangor, the son of Frances (Atwood) and F. Donald Crowell.

A graduate of Cushing Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, and the University of Maine, Orono, Lewis served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He and his father ran Dunham Hanson Company in Bangor for many years. A long-time resident of West Broadway, Lewis was known for his love of golf and affection for his long-haired daschunds. He was affectionately known as the "dog whisperer" in his neighborhood.

He was predeceased by his sister, Jane C. Morse. He leaves behind a special niece, Cynthia Johnson-Barbato; her husband, Peter Barbato; and her son, Drew Johnson, all of New Jersey; cousins, Susan (Atwood) Warren and Kathy (Atwood) Constantine, who was always there for him, both of Bangor; his only nephew, Samuel C. Morse of Amherst, Massachusetts; and his longtime friend and caregiver, Andrea Hand of Bangor and her daughter, Jessye of Michigan.

At his request there will be a private committal service in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery in Winterport. Lewis requested for those who desire that memorial contributions be directed to the Maine Maritime Academy Scholarship Fund, care of the Development Office, 66 Pleasant St., Castine, Me 04420-5000. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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