- Lewis M. Dyer Jr., born January 13, 1934 to Wilhelmina (Theiling) and Lewis Dyer in Portland, ME, passed away quietly at his home Friday January 6, 2017, one week shy of his 83rd birthday. After graduating from Deering HS where he lettered in track, he earned an Associate's Degree from Bentley School of Accounting in Boston, MA. He then served his country in the USAF, after which he attended UMO, earning a BA in Business Administration and meeting his wife, Hope. He had a lengthy career at the Texaco bulk plant in South Portland, retiring in 1995. Gregarious and well loved by all who knew him, Lewis is remembered fondly for his dedication to serving the community, his generosity, his kindness, his wonderful singing voice and his incredible fruitcake. He was a driving force in the Milo Food Cupboard, advocating tirelessly and reading every ad to find the best buys. He also served as the local area representative of FEMA, expanding the funding for and awareness of the needs of the community, and was very active in the United Methodist Church, where he loved to raise his voice in song.
Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Hope (Lovejoy) Dyer; his children, Lawrence, Sheryl, and Stephen Dyer; his sisters Mary Cottle and Katharine Curtis and his brother F. William Dyer. He leaves four grandchildren, Zachary, Kyle and Natasha Dyer, and Niall Bourke, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call 5-8pm Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A funeral celebrating Lew's life will be held 1pm Friday, January 13, with reception following, at the Park Street United Methodist Church, Milo, with Pastor Mike Morris officiating. A memorial service will be held 5pm Monday, January 16, with reception following, at Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, So. Portland, with Pastor Ami Sawtelle officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milo Ecumenical Food Bank, PO Box 116, Milo, ME, 04463. Condolences may be expressed at