This is Nick Lewis of Mt. Airy, MD. Nick was only 23 years old when he passed away on December 15, 2013. This page is to help raise funds for Nick's family to help cover his medical and funeral expenses after his untimely and unexpected passing. If you can donate anything, no matter how small the amount, it would be greatly appreciated. If you can't donate, please share. Thank you SO much!
FYI: Nick was my husband cousin's long-term boyfriend, and his unexpected passing has affected our family deeply.
Nick Lewis was a well-known and well-liked person in his hometown of Mt. Airy, MD. He was always quick to offer a smile, and even a helping hand to anyone who needed assistance. Even at 3:00AM, according to friends. He was just that type of guy....If you ask any of his friends to describe Nick in 3 words, generous would definitely be one of them.
Nick, at the age of 23, was manager of the Seafood Department at Safeway. Customers and co-workers alike looked forward to seeing him every day. Not only was he extremely helpful and friendly, he was also very polite and courteous of others.
Nick also had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to laugh, and participated in "Wednesday Night Shenanigans" with his friends. Some of his best times included a cold bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon, a group of friends, and whatever adventure the night held for them....
Even the smallest friends and family members loved being around Nick, whether it be to hitch a ride on his shoulders or take a lazy walk down a dirt road in the country. Nick's kind and gentle spirit seemed magnetic....That's my Xander on his shoulders, by the way!
Nick also loved adventure, and exploring the world around him. He took great joy in the simple pleasures in life and the beauty of the world around him.
Nick loved taking off and hitting the road...The mileage on his truck proves that! He was known to take road trips often, as well as drive around aimlessly just to take in everything the world around him had to offer. Whether it be the beach, the mountains or even an abandoned sanitarium, Nick loved to explore it all.Every day was a new adventure for Nick.
Another thing that Nick loved beyond measure was his girlfriend, Colleen. They met at Safeway where they both worked. He asked her on a date and they were inseparable after that. Nick and Colleen had one of those beautiful relationships that so many search for but never find....They were the best of friends and went together like peas and carrots. Co-workers even called Colleen "Mrs. Nick."
Nick and Colleen were head over heels in love and planning on spending many more years together. They had so many plans for the future, and the future seemed so bright....
Then one early morning in December, 2013, Nick stopped breathing. Thankfully, his girlfriend was there and CPR attempts were made. Nick was life-flighted to a Washington, DC area hospital.
Doctors performed a battery of tests on Nick to determine the cause of this incident. They found he had an undiagnosed issue with his heart, as well as substantial brain damage due to lack of oxygen, a series of strokes and some seizures. After several days of being hooked up to a ventilator and learning that there was nothing the doctors could do, Nick's family made the decision that no family should ever have to make....
Nick Lewis passed away on December 15,2013. He left behind siblings, his parents, countless friends, and of course, his girlfriend Colleen. This sudden and unexpected loss has been completely devastating to anyone who knew and loved Nick.
From his Obituary :
Nicholas Shane Lewis, of Mount Airy, Maryland, went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2013 at Washington MedStar Hospital. He was born in Olney, Maryland on May 21, 1990, and was the loving son of Brendan and Phyllis Lewis of Mount Airy, Maryland.
In Nick’s early years he could be found working as his father’s helper on numerous projects. He developed a taste for fishing, video games and NASCAR. His close family friend and best fishing buddy, Ron Beavers, taught Nick how to fish and handle firearms.
Nick was a graduate of South Carroll High School, the class of 2008. He was employed at Safeway Inc., as the seafood department manager. In his free time, Nick could be found at IHop, Charlestown Race Track or the Waffle House. Nick and his girlfriend, Collen Dottellis, were regular participants in “Wednesday Night Shenanigans”.
Nick had a desire to explore as evident by the 150,000 miles he collected on his 2008 Chevy Truck. He was a passionate fan of country music, in particular George Strait.
Nick was his own man; he took great pride in his work, showed compassion, never spoke ill of others, lived life to the fullest and provided quick wit and humor to those around him.
How You Can Help Nick's Family :
Nick's family could really use some help with the medical and funeral expenses incurred. Losing Nick was so sudden, so of course nobody was prepared for this to happen. If you can help during this difficult time, all donations are welcome, no matter how small. And if you can't donate, please share. Let's help Nick's family during their time of grieving.
Colleen, Nick's girlfriend, has set up a gofundme.com account in hopes of raising these funds to take the burden off of Nick's parents. Medical and funeral expenses are very costly, and every little but helps. So please, if you'd like to make a contribution, please visit Nick's Fundraiser Page. Also, please share this post with your friends. It would really mean a lot to me, to our cousin Colleen, and to Nick's family.
Also, if you happen to live in the DC/MD/VA area, on January 13th, Mt. Airy Inn in Mt. Airy, MD will be having a fundraiser to benefit Nick's family. 10% of sales that day will go directly to his parents. So head on out, enjoy great food and drinks with awesome people and help the Lewis family in the process.
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