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Joseph J. LEWIS, Jr.

May 11, 1964 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 55)


Joseph J. LEWIS, Jr., 55, of Odessa, NY, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 in his home.  

Born May 11, 1964, in Wellsville, he was the son of Joseph J. and Anna Barlow Lewis.  

A graduate of Wellsville High School, he was a self-employed HVAC contractor, operating Happy Homes Heating.  Joe was a dedicated volunteer firefighter and EMT for over 30 years, serving in several departments.  

Surviving are:  his significant other, Deborah Zimmer;  three sons, Scott J. (Julie) Lewis, Sr. of Scio, Kevin Lewis of Batavia, and Jeremiah Zimmer of Montour Falls;  two daughters, Kaitlyn (Justin Lawrence) Lewis of Hammondsport and Heather (Matthew) Bailey of Batavia;  12 grandchildren;  two brothers, Timothy  Lewis of Odessa and Richard “Dan” Lewis of Wellsville;  a sister, Cindy (John) Blakeslee of Wellsville;  a special niece, Kelly Smith;  and several other nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Sandra Dixon and Linda Lewis;  and a sister-in-law, Emilyn “Terri” Lewis.  

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  

Memorials may be made to Care First Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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