Lewis Peter Gaydon Jr., 63, of 206 E. Water St., Muncy, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y.
Born Aug. 11, 1948, in Shamokin, he was a son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Gaydon, who survive. On May 8, 1971, he married the former Marie M. Ghezzi, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.
A 1966 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, he joined the Local 708 in 1970, where he worked as a laborer at various job assignments and served as a Business Agent for 12 years. He retired in 2005 after 35 years.
Lew was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. In his spare time, he enjoyed bird watching at the lake, and he was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
In addition to his wife, of Muncy, and his parents, of Shamokin, he is survived by five sons, Patrick (Samantha) Gaydon of Oklahoma, Matthew (Karen) Gaydon of Gettysburg, Michael Gaydon of Muncy, Peter Gaydon of Willow Grove and Lewis Gaydon of Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Louise Gaydon of Lancaster and Mary (Justin) Reis of Picture Rocks; two brothers, Kenneth (Josephine) Gaydon and James Gaydon, all of Shamokin; one sister, Theresa Williams of Lewisburg; and four grandchildren, Connor, Madeleine and Isabelle Gaydon and Carter Reis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Glenn McCreary. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. A prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.