David E. Lewis
David E. Lewis, 86, of Fishkill passed away peacefully at Wingate at Dutchess on July 20, 2013.
David was born on January 1, 1927, in New York City. During World War II he was a gunner’s mate in the US Navy followed by joining the NYPD in 1952. His career included Emergency Service Unit 1, in addition to being assigned at the 42nd, 43rd and retiring at the “country club” 50th Precinct.
He was a longtime resident of Lake Carmel, a member of the VFW Post Daniel J. O’Brien, and was elected as post commander. He was the creator of the notorious “Green Table Gang” aka Romeo Club, and a member of the original Taconic Archers and the Putnam County Fish and Game Association.
After retiring from the police department he worked out of Local 53 Carpenters Union, White Plains, also retiring from there. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved his guns.
David was also known to a few as “Charlie Ickelhouse,” “The Great White Hunter,” or as “The Big Kahuna.”
The “Big Kahuna” was predeceased by his wife Marion (Sweet Lalanie) Lewis and is survived by two sisters, three children, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, daughters in-law, and many good friends. David was very loyal to his community, friends, neighbors, and family. He loved God and Country and was “The” New York’s Finest.
Friends called on Tuesday July 23, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home 900 Rt. 82, Hopewell Junction.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in David’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the NRA.
For David’s guestbook please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com