Gary Benjamin Lewis ’59

Gary Benjamin Lewis ’59 died on December 14, 2005, on Sinclair’s Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Born on August 21, 1937, in Brockton, MA, he prepared for college at Milton (MA) High School and became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1959, he was for two years a teller at the Norfolk County Trust Company in Boston and then was an administrative assistant at the State Street Bank and Trust Company in Boston. In 1962, he joined the faculty at Hyde Park High School in Boston. He became chair of the history department there in 1970 and also coached hockey. In 1965, he received a master of education degree from Boston State Teachers College. For some years after school, he worked with emotionally disturbed children for the city of Boston and also taught at Quincy Junior College at night. After retiring in 1998, he spent that fall sailing down the east coast of Africa on the Silverwind and went on a photographic safari in South Africa. After retiring, he was a volunteer driver for senior citizens and, in the 1982-83 school year, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award at the Hyde Park High School. He is survived by two nephews, David and Steven Lewis; a niece, Lisa Wright; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.