Wilbur W. Lewis, Jr. died Monday, June 26, 2023, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 68.
Born in Passaic to the late Wilbur W. and Doris (Dunn) Lewis, he lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick in 1998. He was a music teacher in the Elizabeth Public School system and Jersey City Public Schools for 11 years before retiring in 2014. Prior to that he worked as an adjunct professor for Bergen and Middlesex County Colleges.
He was a member of the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the American Mandolin and Guitar Summer School and the New York Mandolin Orchestra. He worked as a Director of Music in several churches over the years.
He was a graduate of Luther College of the Bible & Liberal Arts, Montclair State College, and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He was a skilled musician in many stringed instruments and a trained bass singer.
Wilbur was known for his love of music, used bookstores, and long walks with his golden, Burt. He was relentlessly proud of his children and he was his wife's biggest fan. He had a great sense of humor with a contagious laugh. He loved cooking, but especially cooking with and for friends and family. He will be missed dearly.
Surviving are his wife Annette R. Mulholland; his son Samuel Lewis and his wife Vaishali Bhatia of Seattle, Washington; his daughter Danielle Lewis of North Brunswick; two brothers – Michael Lewis and his wife Donna of Croghan, New York and Bryon Lewis and his wife Nancy Mudd of Winchester, Virginia; two sisters – Cindy List and her husband Willie of Kenvil and Loretta Larkin of Las Vegas, Nevada; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Brian and Roseann Mulholland of Port Jefferson Station, New York.
A gathering and memorial service will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick.