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Jane Lewis (Roberts) "Back"

July 4, 1929 - April 25, 2014
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Jane Lewis, née Roberts "Back", Retired Teacher, West Babylon School District, of Babylon Village, LI, on April 25, 2014. Loving wife of Malcolm. Devoted mother of Kim Williams and her husband Ralph, Kenneth and his wife Bonnie, Kevin and his wife Silvana and Jane Tiedemann. Cherished grandma of Michaela Williams, Molly Burns and her husband Nicholas, Brett Tiedemann, Nicole Lewis, William Tiedemann, Ryan Lewis, Marc Lewis, Corey Lewis and Daniel Lewis. Proud great grandma of Emma Tiedemann. Faithful companion of Miss Kitty. Friends may visit at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes, 448 W. Main Street, Babylon...
Jane Lewis, née Roberts "Back", Retired Teacher, West Babylon School District, of Babylon Village, LI, on April 25, 2014. Loving wife of Malcolm. Devoted mother of Kim Williams and her husband Ralph, Kenneth and his wife Bonnie, Kevin and his wife Silvana and Jane Tiedemann. Cherished grandma of Michaela Williams, Molly Burns and her husband Nicholas, Brett Tiedemann, Nicole Lewis, William Tiedemann, Ryan Lewis, Marc Lewis, Corey Lewis and Daniel Lewis. Proud great grandma of Emma Tiedemann. Faithful companion of Miss Kitty. Friends may visit at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes, 448 W. Main Street, Babylon Village on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7:00-9:30 pm and Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:30 pm. Religious service, Tuesday, 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Funeral Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Babylon Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Seatuck Environmental Center, 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY 11751 in her name are appreciated.

As a life long resident of Babylon Village, Jane graduated Babylon High School in 1947 winning sports and art awards as well as most popular. Quoted in her high school yearbook "Friendly as a puppy. Where there's Jane there's fun" In 1966 she graduated from Adelphi Suffolk Cum Laude, earning her Master's Degree in teaching. She went on to teach and touch the lives of many in the West Babylon School District. She was one of the first teachers to participate in the West Babylon Outdoor Education Program, taking her classes camping for a week at Peconic Dunes. In 1976 she painted murals at the Babylon Village Pool and was a member of the Bay Shore / Brightwaters Homemakers. She was very proud of playing the violin with the elementary school children's beginning orchestra. Jane dedicated her life to volunteering. She volunteered and worked on the QE II, the Fire Island Lighthouse, 20 years at Southside Hospital, 20 years driving for FISH and was the first volunteer at Seatuck Environmental Center. As Jane would always say "It is what it is"

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"was to my Homemakers meeting, and Judy had a tribute to Jane with all the crafts that she had taught............lovely, you are missed Jane" Phyllis (Brentwood, NY)

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