Lewis E. Tubbs Sr.
KNOX — An avid hunter and beloved father and grandfather, Lewis Tubbs was a careful groundskeeper of the Knox Little League field.
Lewis “Lew” Tubbs died after a brief illness on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. He was 78.
“Lew will be remembered by many as a Little League coach, avid hunter, an extremely hard worker and, just simply, a friend,” his family wrote in a tribute. “He could always be found tinkering in his garage, working in the ballpark, or just relaxing on his front porch at the day’s end."
Mr. Tubbs was married to Charlotte Tubbs, their union ending only with her death in 2011.
“He took great pride in being the groundskeeper of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Little League field. He spent countless hours making sure it was groomed perfectly.
“His front porch was often the gathering place for his many friends, neighbors, and family. He loved nothing more than engaging in good conversation that often included his many hunting stories.
“Lew was a multi-talented individual who was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever he could. He was always thinking of other people. He was a great influence to all who knew him. He loved to share his vast knowledge with anyone interested in listening (mainly his son-in-law Tom).
“He worked for several small construction companies over the years and ended up working at the town of Knox transfer station, which he enjoyed immensely,” his family wrote. “He will be greatly missed by all.”
Lewis Tubbs is survived by three daughters, Kathy VanWormer, and her husband, Leon, Pam Raynsford, and her husband, Dave, and Tammy Krueger, and her husband, Tom.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Donnie Filkins, and his wife, Theane, and their son, Tristan; Lisa Brown, and her husband, Sakima, and their daughters, Kierra and Alana; Nicole Greklek, and her husband, Mike, and their son, Dylan; Stacy Zappia, her husband Jay, and their daughter Madison; Heather Travis, and her son, Kaiden; and Danielle Krueger.
His wife, Charlotte, died in 2011, and his son, Lewie, died in 2007.
Family and friends may call at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont on Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. A brief funeral service will follow. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, and Post Office Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.