ROBERT J. LEWIS
11-07-1966 – 11/20/2021
Robert J. Lewis, aka ‘RADROB’ age 55, passed away November 20, 2021 in Las Vegas Nevada. He was born on November 7, 1966 in Phoenix, AZ. Robert was raised in North Tempe and was the son of the late Bob Lewis and Theresa (Lewis) Monroe. Robert was a 1984 graduate of Tempe High School. Robert owned and operated “Screen Pros” and was a professional custom painter. He recently owned and operated TOP $ 4 JUNK AUTOS. Robert was an avid fisherman. Next to his daughter, Kiara, whom he loved with all his heart and soul, Robert loved casino gambling and he loved the dunes and camping.
Robert was proceeded in death by his father Robert Jay Lewis (1980), nephew Jeremy Lewis (1997); grandmothers Cecelia Rutkoski (2001) and Jenny Elliott; Aunt Eunice Aaron (2004); cousins Kay Lambert (2010) and Donnie Elliott (2018); uncle Joe Rutkoski (2014) and step-father Chuck Monroe (2015). Survivors include his mother Theresa Monroe, Surprise, AZ, daughter Kiara Lewis, Laveen AZ, and siblings Jenny Lewis of Surprise AZ, John Ansani (Marissa) Flagstaff AZ; Cheryl Pollock (Andy) Phoenix AZ; and Denise Monroe Helander (Carl III) Dover NH. Robert is also survived by Aunt Joan Fosdick Cocoa FL; Aunt Mona Corgait-Papy Odessa FL; Uncle Don Elliott Phoenix AZ; Aunt Rosalee Monroe Crozier Belaire OH and Buckeye AZ. Robert is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including Adrian (Tina), Isaac and Ari Ansani; Cecylia, Ricky, Sofia; JJ and Alona; Cindy Gaidzik (Rick), Emery Youngblood; Mindy Gaidzik (Joe), Ava and Emma Gutierrez; Christopher Lewis; Josh and Caleb Pollock; Carl IV and Abbi Helander. Other survivors include Niki, Yvonne, Larissa, Kiana, Ethan, Shawna and Isaac. Robert is survived and will be missed by extended family and friends in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, including cousins, Kem, Karla, Lucinda, Karen, Sharon, Sherry, Byron and Nathan. Robert was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his lifelong friends Teddy Williamson (Terri), Dennis Kirby (Sue), Herb Walker (Susan) and Pam Coffman, along with all his great friends from NTP, the Easter group from Sycamore Creek, the summer group from the Cinders and the Thanksgiving and New Years groups’ from the dunes.
Robert was known as the “Wheelie King” of North Tempe. He also built a Custom VW Bug with a license plate that read (I 8 A V8). His only unfulfilled wish was to build a sand rail. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Kiara Lewis, Robert Lewis (father), Foundation for the Blind, 1234 E Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott Funeral and Cremation Service, Chris Grant, Owner/Operator/Managing Funeral Director, Las Vegas NV, with his cremains returned to Robert’s mom in Arizona. A potluck celebration of life is planned for Tuesday the 4th of January 2022 in North Tempe at Papago Park Ramada North (closest to Curry Road), beginning at noon, where Robert, his parents and his siblings lived for 17 years.