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Local Music Legend Lew Jordan Dies at 74

Frank is the last surviving member of the legendary local band The Jordan Brothers.

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Another of Schuylkill County’s famous musical legends has passed away.

Lewis “Lew” Jordan Sr. died on Monday, according to his obituary published in the Republican Herald newspaper. He was 74 years old.

Jordan is best known to the public as one of the four Jordan Brothers. Lew joined the Jordan Brothers (with Frank, Joe, and Bob) and performed weekly for years at local dances that nearly everyone of a certain age in the coal region has attended. These dances were held at Willow Lake, Lakewood Ballroom, and Lakeside Ballroom.

In the Jordan Brothers, Lew played lead guitar, vocals, and composed music for the band.

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Frank Jordan is now the last surviving of the Jordan Brothers. Lew was preceded in death by Joe, who died a little less than a year ago, on Jan. 20, 2021, and Bob, who died in 1993.

According to his obituary, Lew was a lifelong Frackville resident, a son of the late Angelo and Adele (Aleknavage) Jordan. He graduated from Frackville High in 1964. His wife of 45 years, Geraldine “Deno”, passed away in 2013.

He’s survived by his daughters Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, and Kristie Antalosky, and sons, Lewis Jr. and Shaun.

Services for Lew Jordan will be private, per his wishes, due to the COVID pandemic. His obituary promises a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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