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Charles "Chuck" Britton Lewis, III

March 24, 1952 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Charles "Chuck" Lewis, III Obituary

Charles Britton Lewis III, Chuck Lewis (71), passed peacefully in his home at sunrise on Saturday, November 25, 2023, as a result of metastatic cancer.

Chuck graduated Westminster High School in 1970. He was an avid member of Key Club and loved wrestling. He graduated Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979 as a civil engineer and continued into a 40 plus year career in public service. In the 1980’s, with the Maryland Department of Environment, he enforced environmental laws, including leading the state Superfund program. He served 30 years with the US Department of Energy in oversight offices. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, he led programs in evaluating environmental management, worker health and safety, and accident investigations.

Chuck’s passion was exploring his love of nature and sustainable forestry on the family tree farm where he lived with his wife and raised his family. He was a volunteer with the Maryland Tree Farm Association and some of his most proud legacies include helping to map Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center in Manchester, MD and the growth of his property’s pollinator meadow. Daughter’s Ridge Tree Farm was recognized as the Maryland State Tree Farm of the year in 2022.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many beautiful souls. Chuck is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Joan Pohlhaus Lewis of Westminster, MD; his daughter Vallie Lewis Edenbo and son-in-law Christopher Edenbo, grandsons Miles Edenbo and Ashton Edenbo (Boiling Springs, PA); his daughter Bridget Lewis Bowers, and her partner Jeffrey Bodine, Jr. (Union Bridge, MD).

Chuck had a knack for great story telling, solid advice, and loved when his home was full of laughter. Together, he and his wife shared in providing a place of love and safety to many over the years.

The Lewis Family invites family and friends to a celebration of Chuck’s life from 5 pm to 8 pm, with a funeral service at 7 pm, at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation, 254 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD, on Friday, December 8, 2023.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the support from the BridgingLife team.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Maryland Forests Association, P.O. BOX 332, Linkwood, MD 21835

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December 8, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services (East Main Street)

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

7:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services (East Main Street)


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