Clarence E. “Gopen” Lewis, Jr., 84, passed away, Monday morning, October 28, 2019, in the comfort of his home,
Born November 11, 1934 in Butler, he was a son of the late Clarence E. Lewis, Sr. and Mary (Gaupin) Stager.
Clarence was retired from the Armco Steel Plant in Butler. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he was an usher for 12 years. He had been past Grand Knight, Chairman Bishop Project, President Knight and Nobels and District Warden of the Knights of Columbus for 2 years. He was president of the South Butler Firehall, was a member of the American Legion Post #778 in Lyndora, had coached South Butler Little League for 15 years along with All Stars and was an avid golfer and hunter.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956.
Surviving are his children: Linda (William) Reubi of Evans City, Lisa (Marc) Conklin, Bradley (Cynthia) Lewis, Lori (Scott) Altman and Scott (Jessica) Lewis, all of Butler.
11 grandchildren: Bret Iannotti, Ashlee Robison, Cody Conklin, Kayla Bombara, Kayla Mack, Melissa Campbell, Crysta Heeter, Emilee Altman, Alison Altman, Meghan Lewis and Madalyne Lewis.
6 great grandchildren: Harper and Henlee Robison, Wyatt and Eliana Mack, Rhett Campbell and Colton Bombara.
1 brother, Ralph Boosel of Butler.
2 brothers-in-law: Thomas (Lynda) Cornetti of Herman and Dale (Vicki) Cornetti of Boyers.
2 sisters-in-law: Karen Hinderliter of East Butler and Margie Cornetti of Prospect.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Cornetti) Lewis, whom he married January 22, 1955, she died September 14, 2018; also a brother-in-law, Charles Cornetti, Jr., a sister-in-law, Jean Boosel, 1 nephew, Brian Cornetti and 1 niece, Sherry Cornetti.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman.
St. Pauls Catholic Women and Christian Mothers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church to recite the Rosary.
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