Lewis A. McGregor, Jr., 87, of Poolville Rd., Hamilton, NY, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
He was born August 25, 1926 in Perryville, NY, a son of Lewis A., Sr. and Lena Kuhn McGregor. Following his graduation from Hamilton High School, Lewis joined the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, serving in WWII until his honorable discharge in 1946. On September 27, 1947, Lewis married Jeannine Cook in Hamilton. A lifelong Hamilton resident, Lewis was the assistant Postmaster at the U.S. Post Office in Hamilton from 1955 until retiring in 1983. He was a school bus driver for the Hamilton Central School district from 1985 until 1999. Previously, he had been a milk deliveryman at Elmview Farm in Hamilton.
Lewis was a true environmentalist and was an avid gardener. He loved animals, raised chickens as a boy, and was always upset when he saw an animal who was not cared for properly. He was an easy going man whose happiest times were those spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Lewis was a member of the First Baptist Church; member and Past Master of the F&AM #120 Lodge; Patron of the O.E.S. #511; Past Monarch of Grotto #1; and a Life Member of the American Legion Post #0236.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Jeannine; his children, Karyn and Larry Briggs of Cape Cod, MA; Keith and Linda McGregor of Huddleston, VA; Susan and Steven McLaughlin of Bolton Landing NY and Raleigh, NC: Wendy and Michael Wells of Hamilton; Michael and Patricia McGregor of Tully; two brothers, Wayne McGregor and his companion, Florence Wyman of Westmoreland; Leon and Gloria McGregor of Duanesburg; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Reginald, Samuel, Russell and Vivian McGregor.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St, Hamilton.
Interment with military honors will be in the Madison Street Cemetery, Hamilton.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps., Hamilton.