M. Lewis Chaplowe, 80, former longtime resident of Stratford CT died September 26, 2015. "Lew" Chaplowe, devoted husband of 55 years to Billie Graham of Happy, Texas died peacefully in Dallas TX with family at his side. He is survived by his wife Billie of Dallas Texas., three children, Pamela of Manchester NH, Scott of Geneva Switzerland and Jonathan (Melissa Adams) of Dallas Texas, five grandchildren, Samantha, Calder, Cassidy, Matthew, and Colby and one great grandchild, Penelope Joy.
Lew was born to the late Isadore and Sophie Chaplowe in West Haven CT on December 22, 1934. He was a graduate of Stratford High School, Bates College and Columbia Law School and practiced law in the town of Stratford for over 35 years. He was an active member of the community combining leadership qualities with his belief in civic responsibility. His time, support and involvement with many local organizations was his way of giving back to the community he so loved. Lew with his wife Billie enjoyed extensive travel across the world and spending time in both Florida and Maine. His family remembers with great joy the many moments he has left for us to smile over. Lew will be greatly missed, always remembered and forever held in loving esteem.
Services for Lewis will be private and without burial. For those wishing to memorialize Lewis, our family thanks you and asks that he be remembered in the way that he lived by donating or contributing time to your local library or other civic organization.