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God's Country Ministries
Friday January 17th, 2020

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Taylor V. Lewis

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

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Taylor V. Lewis, 13, of Coudersport, 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.



A candle was lit in memory of Taylor Lewis

Trin Sep 5 2021 9:21 PM

Tom and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy.
Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

may you rest in peace my friend your to young to die it brraks my heart condolences to the family

charlene Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

I did not know Taylor but my heart broke when I read of his passing...I send love and healing and the prayer that his life and untimely death will help someone else. God bless you.

Carol Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Taylor Lewis

Sara Reitz Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to your family. I read about this on Facebook and will be sure to share it. Maybe it will save another young teenager thinking about trying this. May God continue to give you and your family strength during this tragic time in your life. My continued prayers for you and your family.

Terry Lattimer Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Taylor Lewis

Deedee Schloder Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to your family. Taylor was a wonderful boy. I remember him in my classroom years ago. He was a sweet child and always full of excitement. Taylor told me stories about his family and the great times you had together. He was happy and loved life. Taylor was blessed with a wonderful family and siblings. He loved you all so much. I know he is one of God's special angels. Prayers and love to Taylor's family,friends,classmates, and teachers. Taylor will be in our hearts forever.

Barbara L. Campbell Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

I read your son's obit and it touched my heart. Sending sincere condolences to Taylor's family. Thank you for sharing your tragic story...prayers sent for comfort. A NJ teenager mom.

Laura Whittemore Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss which I saw on Facebook. God Bless all of you during this difficult time. May you cherish all the wonderful memories of your son! Patty from Delaware!

Patty Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

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