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Lewis J. “Lew” Atkinson, 58, of Deerfield Twp, NJ passed away on Tuesday morning at home. Lew was born in Camden, NJ and raised in Millville where he was a longtime city resident prior to moving to Deerfield Twp. He was the son of the late Harry O. & Catherine Atkinson. Lew was a graduate of Millville High School Class of 1974 after which he attended Stockton State College. Lew began his working career as a young man working at Burger King and becoming the Mgr. He moved on to the financial field working at Citizens United and United Jersey Bank before owning and operating his own business L.J. Atkinson & Associates. He was a longtime member of the Fairton Christian Center where he served as Commander of the Royal Rangers, served on the Building Committee & oversaw the construction of the Fairton Campus. Lew also enjoyed working the sound board during services. Lew & his wife are currently members of The Connect Church, Cherry Hill, NJ where he served in the Media Lab, enjoyed working with new members and introducing them to church family. He also participated in the Love Park Ministry outreach as well as anything that was asked of him. Lew was also active in his children’s activities and had served on the Board of Directors of Cumberland Christian School. He was also a “Band Dad” & manager for his son’s band 10 Fingers Counting a Christian band that toured throughout the country. Lew loved being outdoors, hiking, camping & fishing. He was good with his hands and could fix anything. He was a real people person and enjoyed being with others. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs.: Mary A. (nee Van Dyk). his 3 children; Michael, Lauren & David. Faithful K-9 & feline companion’s; Sage, Quinn & Tiger as well as his extended church families. Relatives & friends will be received on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ where his funeral service will be conducted at 6 PM. Burial will be private on Monday in the Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville, NJ. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairton Christian Center “Royal Rangers”, 199 Fairton-Millville Rd., Fairton, NJ 08320 or to The Connect Church “Storehouse”, 1110 S. Cornell Dr., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.