Fraser Lewis, 84, died April, 26, 2017, at his home in Skillman, NJ, with his loving wife, Maxine, by his side. Fraser was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 9, 1933 to Mahlon E. Lewis and Janet Fraser Lewis.
Fraser earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and was a proud member of The Great Class of '56. He became a physician and earned his MD degree from Temple University's School of Medicine (now Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in 1960. He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology and delivered many babies throughout his 25 year medical career based in Princeton, N.J.
Fraser is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine Allman Lewis. Maxine and Fraser have four sons, all of whom survive him; Jeffrey Lewis of Hallendale Beach, FL, Stephen Fraser Lewis MD (Beth) of Jenkintown, PA, David Allman Lewis, (Susan) of London, England, and Christopher Lewis (Pamela) of Dayton, NV. He was a loving Grandpa to Jarrett E., Thomas Fraser, and Philippa (Pippa) I.. He is also survived by six nieces and two nephews.
Fraser is predeceased by his parents; his brother, Harlow Satterlee Lewis II, and his sister, Sally Lewis Horner. He is also predeceased by his good friends Dana Fearon and Tom Evans.
Fraser enjoyed any and all Princeton University activities and enthusiastically planned and attended Class of '56 mini reunions. Together with Maxine, Fraser travelled to more than 70 countries encompassing all continents. A skilled and passionate golfer, Fraser won many tournaments and played at Springdale GC since his freshman year at Princeton. His outgoing and charming personality often made him the life of the party and he possessed the rare talent of never forgetting anybody's name. He could always be counted on to tell a good (if often bawdy) joke and was delighted to be invited to be a member of the Buster Lewis Society. Maxine and Fraser enjoyed the Philadelphia Orchestra and NJ Opera and were enthusiastic subscribers. In addition to golf, travel, and Princeton, Fraser was an avid cook, gardener, musician, photographer, and wine connoisseur, and enjoyed creating objects from wine corks, many of which he would give as gifts.
A Memorial Service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton on Sunday, June 3 at 2 PM. A reception in celebration of Fraser's life will be held at Springdale Golf Club, also in Princeton, immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Princeton Hospital, 25 Plainsboro Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 or donations in Fraser's name can be sent to "Princeton Class of 1956" with the MEMO marked: "1956 Scholarship Fund". Checks should be sent to Malcolm Schwartz, 1956 Treasurer,1690 Pine Harrier Circle, Sarasota, FL 34231.
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