Iain Fitzgerald Lewis, 40, of Moss Bluff, LA passed away from this life Saturday, August 13, 2011 in his residence.
Iain was born in Jinotepe, Nicaragua on April 5, 1971. He moved to the United States with his family in 1978 and lived in Florida , Colorado and Kansas until he graduated from North West High School in Wichita, Kansas . He began college at the University of Kansas and achieved his chemical engineering degree in only 3 and a half years.
After working in Houston for a short time he made his way to Lake Charles , LA where he had a long career at BioLab, Inc. For the last five years he has been a devoted and revered employee at PPG.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of seven years, Maria Tartamella Lewis and his beautiful three year old daughter, Gianna Elyse Lewis of Moss Bluff; his parents, Dr. Soledad and Dr. Gerald Lewis of Bonner Springs, KS; a sister, Geraldine Lewis and Anthony Salvato of Bonner Springs, KS; two brothers, Dr. Robert Lewis and his wife Angelique of Tampa, FL and Gerald Lewis, Jr. and wife Lesbia of Jinotepe, Nicaragua; a niece, Madeleine Lewis of Tampa, FL; two nephews, Stephen Lewis of Bonner Springs, KS and Duilio Lewis of Jinotepe, Nicaragua; mother and father-in-law, Angel and Frank Tartamella of Lake Charles; and a brother-in-law, Vinnie Tartamella of Lake Charles.
Iain will be remembered for his brilliant mind, kind nature, gentle spirit, loyal friendships, hilarious sense of humor, encouraging words, strong devotion to his family and his deep love for his wife and daughter. His memory will be cherished and his presence will be missed beyond measure.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Monsignor Daniel Torres will officiate. Fr. Wayne LeBleu, Fr. Whitney Miller, and Monsignor Charles Dubois will concelebrate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM. A rosary will be held at 3:00 PM and a scripture service will be held at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 8:00 AM until 10:45 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Abrazando Cristo Mission Program to Nicaragua, 414 Iris St., Lake Charles, LA 70601; or to New Life Counseling, 631 E. School St., Lake Charles , LA 70607 .
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.