Apgar, Lewis G. 84 of Mesa, AZ, passed away peacefully on March 8th, 2013 with his family by his side due to complications from Alzheimers Disease. Lewis was born on June 2, 1928 in Joliet, IL to Harry and Bertha (Lehmann) Apgar. Retiring after 40 years of service to Illinois Bell/ATT. Lewis enjoyed 23 years of wintering and exploring Arizona and the surrounding states making many wonderful friends along the way. Lewis moved permanently to Mesa, AZ in October 2011. He served in the US Navy, WWII
Veteran, member of Telephone Pioneers and lifetime member of Cantigny VFW
and American Legion. He is preceded in death by brothers, Fred (Marge), Robert and Harry Jr.; sisters, Geraldine (Donald) Dowrey of Tennessee and Juanita Gray- Coggins. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jane (Stickel); beloved daughters, Denise (Frank) Ciancanelli of Gilbert, AZ and Kimberly Apgar of Joliet, IL; cherished granddaughters, Gia and Jenna Ciancanelli also of Gilbert, AZ. Also survived by dear sister-in-law, Jean (James deceased) Stickel of Wilmington, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation rights were accorded with private services. Memorial donations may be made to
, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656.