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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Taylor V. Lewis, 13, of Coudersport, PA

Taylor V. Lewis
“beloved son, brother, grandson, and uncle”

Taylor V. Lewis, 13, of Coudersport, PA, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020, after tragically experimenting with a horrible fad of aerosol propellant inhaling.

He was son of Thomas L. and Valerie E. (Gerbec-Lewis) Werstler.

Born on Thursday, November 30, 2006, in Coudersport, to birth parents Vaughn Lewis, and Katherine Thompson of Emporium, Pa.

Taylor was a seventh grade student in the enrichment program at the Austin Area High School. He attended the Austin Free Methodist Church. 

Taylor was a very intelligent boy who loved working on everything mechanical, including riding mowers, mini-bikes, electric fans, and even creating his own battery fed lights. 

He loved fishing; hunting; working on cars with his Dad; spending time with, and helping his family; collecting leaves and studying geography; and collecting rocks with his nieces, Nadia and Irissa. He also liked playing video games; building forts with “Sissy”, Jessica; swimming; camping; and KFC, Nashville Hot chicken was his favorite. He knew most all cars by make, model, engine, etc., and always watched Counting Cars and Top Gear. His greatest loves were his family and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to his Mom and Dad of Coudersport, are his biological parents, Vaughn Lewis and Katherine Thompson of Emporium; six sisters, Jessica Lewis and Sylvia Lewis, both of Emporium, Skylar Werstler, Tanjee Werstler, both of Coudersport, Trinity Werstler and Mikenzi (David) Sabatino, both of Clearfield; his “Grammy”, Sarah Lanphere of Emporium; Grandpa, Larry Werstler of Green Cove Springs, FL; two very special nieces, Nadia and Irissa Sabatino; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including special cousin, Adam Lukaschunis.

Taylor was predeceased by his biological grandfather, David Thompson; grandmother, Arlene Walker; and grandfather, Edward Gerbec. Also Sebastian and Leonardo Sabatino, both in infancy.

Family and friends may call from 9am to noon on Friday, January 17, 2020, at God’s Country Ministries, 1237 East Second Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at noon with Taylor’s pastor, Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials in Taylor’s name may be made to the Austin Free Methodist Church,
c/o Pastor Roger Laktash, 44 East Vine Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743.

Taylor’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Taylor, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Taylor’s family’s prayer is that no other family should ever have to experience this kind of loss. Please talk to your children and grandchildren about the consequences of experimenting with this horrible fad of huffing.


Anonymous said...

I don't know this family, however my heart aches for this family. My thoughts and prayers continue for healing of all family members and friends. I cannot even imagine loosing one of my children. Please know that you are being prayed for daily.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. We can parent our children to a point, but unfortunately we cant hold them in our arms every single minute of every single day. This is such a tragic loss. If sharing what caused his passing saves another we shall thank God. Prayers to this family. This breaks my heart, but God will now hold him in his loving arms. My condolences.

Anonymous said...

We live in Tioga County, we will keep you in our heartfelt prayers to God and hope you receive comfort from Him in the Bible. God's peace be with you all as you seek Him. He is near to all who call upon His name in faith.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for the family. It's hard enough to lose someone who has lived a long, full life. This just breaks my heart.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to the family in this time of such a tragic loss!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for the family during this tragedy. RIP young man

Anonymous said...

So sad! Prayers to the family. Inhalants are a very real problem in our youth that is often overlooked.