Paula J. Lewis

June 14, 2012 

CARTHAGE, N.Y.    Paula J. Lewis, 64, of 34564 Jackson II Rd., died Wednesday, June 13, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse where she was to undergo heart surgery.

Born Nov. 12, 1947, in Carthage, the daughter of the late Ivan A. and Violet J. Moses Hedden, she was a graduate of Carthage Central High School. 

She married Marvin Lewis on April 19, 1968, in Great Bend. He died Nov. 23, 1980.  

She was a custodian at Fort Drum and later with Carthage Central School District for many years, retiring due to medical reasons. 

She loved to travel to casinos, play video games on the computer, flower and vegetable gardening and truly loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter: Kim M. Zehr, Carthage; three grandchildren, Shawn Tripp Jr., Nicole Tripp and Justin Tripp; two great-grandchildren, Brock Tripp and Makcoy Hoyt; five sisters, Dorie Vandebogart, Philadelphia, June Vannostrand, Northville, Dorothy Perfinsky, Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Nancy Draper and Diana Blair, both of Carthage; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion, Carl Servedio, Carthage. 

Four brothers, Ivan Jr., Jack, Roger and Gerald Hedden and a sister, Betty Gibson, all died before her. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend.  Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5 Computer Dr. West, Albany, NY 12205. 

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Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.