Kerry Michael ‘Mike’ Lewis, 39, of Ulysses, PA

Kerry Michael “Mike” Lewis, 39, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Born April 24, 1972, in Baltimore, he was the son of Gary R. and Sherry Brutsman Lewis.

He was a 1991 graduate of Jasper-Troupsburg High School.  On July 29, 1995, in Ulysses, he married the former Chastity A. Thompson, who survives.  Mike was employed by Elsenheimer Chevrolet in Hornell, Kightlinger Motors in Coudersport, as an engine specialist for the following NASCAR teams:  Jimmy Spencer, Jeff Burton, AJ Foyt, Ricky Craven, Geoff Bodine, a carburetor specialist for all of the Roush/Yates race teams in Mooresville, NC, and Lufkin-RMT in Wellsville, NY for the last four years.

Surviving besides his wife, Chastity, are:  three children, Rhys Michael Lewis, Mikayla Anne Lewis, and John Evan Lewis;  his parents of Jasper, NY;  a sister, Terry (Duane) Lewis-Birkett of Mosinee, WI;  paternal grandmother, Mildred Crane of Canandaigua, NY;  mother-in-law, Melonie (Len) Palmatier of Genesee;  father-in-law, Dann (Roxan) Thompson of Genesee;  brother-in-law, Sean “Bub” Thompson of Genesee;  grandparents-in-law, Waneta Ransom of Genesee and Doris Thompson of Elkland;  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Clinton and Alberta Brutsman;  and paternal grandfather, Rhys Lewis.

Friends may call Friday, June 3, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Richard W. Tintle will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Melonie Palmatier, 456 Pump Station Road, Genesee, PA 16923 for a fund for Mike’s children.

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