October 3, 2012

Obituaries 10/3/12

Winslow Lewis, Jr.

Winslow Lewis, Jr., 75, of Boulder, Colo., died peacefully at his home on Friday, September 21, 2012. He was born March 25, 1937 in Chestnut Hill, Pa., to Winslow and Mary (Hart) Lewis.

While living in Princeton, Falmouth, Mass., and in Boulder, Colo., Winslow found time to sail the open oceans, fly private planes and gliders, ski on two continents, ride his motorcycle, shoot in cowboy-action matches, and was passionate about rowing on Lake Carnegie in Princeton. In addition to his outdoor endeavors, he enjoyed a good political debate, Monty Python-esque humor, live music, and taking on Will Shortz in the Sunday New York Times.

He was a graduate of the Pomfret School, Phillips Academy, and Princeton University (1959). At Princeton, he rowed on the heavyweight crew and was a member of the Ivy Club. Winslow was a proud representative of the Class of ’59, and of course, always marched in the annual “P-rade” at Princeton Reunions.

His four decade long career was spent in publishing, where he established a peerless reputation at Ladies Home Journal, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Life International, Money Magazine, and Time Magazine.

Winslow was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry (Army National Guard), holding the rank of Master Sergeant. He also was a member of the Ocean Cruising Club, the Philadelphia Club, and the Single Action Shooting Society, adopting the nom de guerre, Stoney Bart.

Winslow is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tina (Johnson) Lewis, whom he married on Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vt., on Dec. 31, 1976. He also is survived by his five children: Brook Lewis (Darren Frink) of Seattle, Wash; Diana Lewis Cuyler (Alex) of Pleasant Hill, Ore.; Whitman Wolcott Thompson (Shannon) of Rochester, N.Y.; Winslow Lewis, III (Andrea) of Missoula, Mont.; Crandell Parker Lewis of Boulder, Colo.; and Jackson (Ivy) the Dog. Six grandchildren also carry on his legacy of love and laughter: Hannah and Harper Frink of Seattle, Wash,; Lily and Elias Cuyler of Pleasant Hill, Ore.; and Spencer and Ramsey Thompson of Rochester, N.Y. His surviving brother, Montgomery Lewis, resides in Wiscassett, Maine.

An open-house memorial and celebration of Winslow’s life will be held at noon on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in the Chautauqua Community House in Boulder, Colo.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dignity Care and HospiceCare for their compassion and kindness.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wild Animal Sanctuary, Kennesburg, Colo., or to the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust at P.O. Box 197, Falmouth, Mass, 02541.