2012-12-06 / Obituaries

Mary D. Lewis

On Nov. 23, Mary Diver

Lewis passed away at Kindred

Hospital in Westminster due to respiratory failure.

Mary, the second of four siblings Ted, Catherine and Helen--was born to Hugh and Mary Diver on May 15, 1912, in Chicago, Ill. She lived 100 years, six months and eight days. She was beloved by those who had the privilege of knowing her.

She married her childhood sweetheart, William Charles Schick, on May 4, 1934. They had two children, Marybeth Romao and William Hugh Schick.

Mary moved with her children to San Diego in 1948 after the death of her husband, William. She worked in the finance and insurance business as a variety of part-time jobs to support her children.

She met Bertie A. Lewis in 1951 while she was working in Coronado. They were married in 1956 after his conversion to Catholicism in Memphis, Tenn. The family then moved to the Bay Area until Bert’s retirement in 1964 from the US Navy. They then had a home built in Mairposa in 1977 for their retirement.

After Bert’s death on May 6, 1996, Mary stayed in Mariposa until October, 2001, when she broke her hip. She moved to Lakewood with her son, Bill. In 2005, she fell and was in and out of various hospitals and was later admitted to Alamitos West Health Care Center, where she resided until succumbing to pneumonia on Nov. 23.

Mary will be remembered for her great strength of character, religious beliefs, her sense of humor and above all, her honey bun cake. The lives of those she met and loved will forever be enriched by that love and her personal involvement in their lives.

She is survived by her daughter, Marybeth Romao of Whitehall, Pa.; her son, William Hugh Schick of Lakewood; and her granddaughter, AnnaMaria Blose of Kempton, Pa.

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