Judge Lewis was predeceased by his parents; his sister Joyce Lewis Carlson of Williston, Vt. In 2012, and by his first wife, Margaret McDowell Lewis in 1983.
Survivors include his wife Renee Rosch Lewis, whom he married in 1996; daughter Susan Serfis and her husband Alan Januszweski of Plattsburgh, daughter Ann M. Lewis and son-in-law Paul Modrell of Raleigh, N.C.; son Michael and daughter-in-law Judith of Arlington, Va., and son Charles and his wife Kelly of Greensboro, N.C. Additionally, he is survived by granddaughters Keri and Jessica Serfis, Brianna Lewis, Katie Lewis; and grandsons Colin and Liam Lewis. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Susan Rosch, Joseph Rosch and spouse Holland Cotter, Brucie Rosch, and Ted Rosch and his wife Christine.
A Memorial service will be held at at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday July 27, at the Essex Community Church, Essex, N.Y. Memorials may be made in his name to the Essex Community Church, Main St., Essex, NY, The FitzPatrick Cancer Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y. or to the Charles H. Lewis and Renee A. Rosch Lewis Endowment Fund at Adirondack Community Fund, 2284 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946. The endowment fund established many years ago benefits charities in the Adirondack Region.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolence and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.