The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 11 Issue 03
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
CONDOLENCES Jack Lewis
Chapter condolences go out to the family of our departed member Jack Walter Lewis. Jacks’ battle with Alzheimer’s ended January 28, 2018 with his wife Barbara and daughters at his side. He was born June 10, 1934 in his beloved Pittsburgh and raised in Hamilton and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and Upper Sandusky and Galion, Ohio. Jack joined the Air Force and served in Korea from 1955 to 1956. He was a member of Chapter 313 Korean War Veterans Association. He returned to attend Kent State University where he graduated in 1960. It was at Kent State University where Jack met his wife, Barbara. They were married August 18, 1962. Their family grew from daughters Janet, Catherine, and Elizabeth to include sons-in-law Brian Greene, Will Mallett, and Ben Dellavedova, Jr., grandchildren Lorelei and Enzo Dellavedova and Jack and Nora Mallett.
Jack has degrees from Kent State University, Ohio State University and was a faculty member of Duke University before joining the Pentagon’s Management Intern Program. One of the program’s rotation was a position on a senate staff. He found his calling and stayed for the next 20 years, serving with Senators Harry F. Byrd Jr., William B. Spong, and Thomas F. Engleton. After retiring from the Senate, Jack served as vice president for governmental affairs for the National Beer Wholesalers and the Paperboard Packaging Council.
A Celebration of Life was held for Jack on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA.
From the Chapter Secretary
Spring is just around the corner. Don’t forget to spring forward one hour on your time pieces on Saturday, March 10th before going to bed. Garden flowers are starting to break ground as we speak and the ro-
bins are scratching in the grass. For those planning gardens, potatoes need to be planted. I will buy mine.
Please check page 2 for activities and dues due this month. You don’t want to be removed from Nationals’ mailing list.
Heads-up for upcoming April events. Mercer Middle school “Living History Day” will be on April 13th. Teaching your Military history to three classes of Middle school students is a lot of fun. Registry forms are available at the next Chapter meeting. You must be registered in advance. I look forward to this, and it will be my fourth year of participation. Surely our members have something to tell these students.
Also on April 22nd, the Winchester Arts Chorale concert at Grace Lutheran Church, with special music which will honor Korean Veterans. More on this by David Clark at the next meeting with sign-up sheets..