Crew, Lewis A.; of Sylvan Lake; age 93; died Thursday, October 9, 2014. A musician, educator, master woodworker, and World War II Navy veteran. Survived by Alice his wife of 66 years; daughter, Cathy (Brian) of Macomb, MI; sons, Charles (Nancy) of Raleigh, NC, and Thomas (Brenda) of Long Beach, MS; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Graduate of Pontiac High School 1939, Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Following his wartime service in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Tate (AKA-70) he was an instrumental music teacher in Utica and then the Pontiac Public Schools. After a short stint as a principal he became a personnel director for the Pontiac Schools serving in that position until the early 1980’s. He coauthored several manuals for Educational Personnel Practices, Inc., that served as the foundation for his private consulting business. A lifelong musician, he loved to play and teach the flute right up until the time of his passing. During his retirement he stayed busy in his wood shop constructing a wide variety of wood crafts under the moniker of Crewcraft. Little pleased him more than giving these items away as gifts to anyone who showed him friendship or kindness. This was a true testament to his character for he believed and taught that by giving of yourself the world would return those gifts in unimaginable ways. A Memorial Service will be held at the Sylvan Lake Community Center followed by internment at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined.Published in Daily Tribune on Oct. 15, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 8 "Mr. Crew was a very talented man. He was my best friend's..."- Robin Kemp"James Turner who took over Louis 6th grade class. He was a..." "Lew was a sane voice in a sometimes insane educational world...."- Alonzo (Lon) Seaboldt"Lewis Crew was my song flute, clarinet and violin teacher at..."- Pat Tiberg (Cox)"Lee was a lovely gentleman, always smiling. He will be..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Lewis Crew Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Lewis Crew Add a photo +