Amherst Magazine

Lewis Richard Whitehead, Jr. '62

Submitted by Kathy S. Glista on Saturday, 9/18/2010, at 10:27 PM

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whitehead LEWIS RICHARD WHITEHEAD, JR.
112 Pearl Street, Seymour, Conn
Prepared at Notre Dame High School
Political Science
Chi Phi

Lewis Richard (Lew) Whitehead '62, died May 31, 2009
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In Memory

Lew was a sharp observer and loved to tell good stories about his fellow man. When he seemed to come to the end of his story, he would usually add on one or more "...and then..."s with his voice rising to a new level. He would always cap it off with a hearty, infectious laugh. He was great company and my good friend.

Lew loved to compete and hated to lose. He, Dave Cruikshank and I spent more than a few hours playing whist and cribbage at Amherst. I can still hear him chortling as he moved the pegs.

Lew loved his time at Amherst. His car’s license plate was LJEFF.

After Amherst, Lew went to UCONN Law School. While in law school, he met his life long love and future bride, Candy Stephany. They were married after he graduated.

Lew began practicing law in Seymour, Connecticut. He was the town attorney for Seymour and for Woodbridge where he lived. He was active in the community serving as chairman of the Woodbridge Inland Wetland Commission. Later he moved to Southbury where he continued to practice law.

Lew loved his golf. For many years he attended the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. Lew was a member and past president of the CT Junior/Seniors which is composed of outstanding golfers in Connecticut and membership is by invitation only. Lew won many golf matches.

About fifteen years ago Lew became active in A.A. Lew was proud of his work and the help he gave to the other members.

But his greatest joy was with his family. He and Candy had three children, Lewis III, Adam and Katy Dresnok and five grandchildren. Unfortunately, Lew never got to meet his latest grandchild Gwen Louise born on July 27, 2009.

Lew passed away on May 31, 2009 after a long bout with cancer.

---HUGH J. LAVERY ''62

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