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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ John “Sparky” Lewis, 81 – Former Mahanoy City Police Chief

John โ€œSparkyโ€ Lewis, 81, of Mahanoy City, passed away Wednesday, March 11, at Shenandoah Senior Living Community, Shenandoah.

John was born in Mahanoy City, PA on February 24, 1939, a son of the late Eileen (McCoog) Lewis-Killian and Alvin Lewis, and Stepson of Joseph Killian.

He graduated from Mahanoy City High School in 1957, and later served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Speigel Grove LSD 32.

Sparky was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and traveled to numerous games, including Super Bowls in the late 70s.

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He joined the Mahanoy City Police Department in 1968, and served proudly as the Chief of Police for several years prior to his retirement. He was highly respected for his friendly, firm and caring disposition.

Sparky was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. He is survived by a brother, Alvin, husband of Joan, of Allentown, and by Sister-in- law Dorothy Lewis, nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the Family.

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