Just as Observer advertising representative Bob Lewis loves to garden, he also cultivates relationships with all of his co-workers and clients. After 13 years with the Pelican Press, Lewis continues to be one the Observer’s most treasured team members. Hardly a day goes by that Lewis isn’t able to light up the office with his trademark broadcast voice filled with story ideas, polite hellos and kind words.
It’s a common sight Thursday mornings to see Lewis making his way through the newsroom with a dolly full of newspapers — no doubt on his way to hand-deliver a paper to each of his advertisers, as he has done for many years.
But, beyond his work life, Lewis values his family most. The feeling is mutual. He’s been married to his wife, Diane, for 56 years. The steadfast couple have three children Rob, Jeff and Amy; six grandchildren, David, Bradley, Matthew, Mary Kate, Benjamin and Stephen; and he recently became a great-grandpa to a baby girl named Bella.
Ask granddaughter Mary Kate three words to describe her grandpa and “kind,” “gentle” and “caring” come to mind. The Observer staff agrees.
So, today, Thursday, May 23, the entire Observer team is happy to celebrate Bob on his 75th birthday. Bob, we wish you a very happy birthday from the bottom of our hearts!
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