LEWIS--Martin R. "Marty" 87, passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 7, 2016 at his home in New York City. He was born on February 14, 1929 to William and Ida Goldman Lifshitz. A private burial was held on October 9, 2016 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Westchester County. Marty is predeceased by his parents and sister Dorothy Olzman Gerlich. Marty is survived by his wife of 41 years Diane Brandt; his son Jeffrey Lewis, daughter Wendy Kaye, daughter Lisa Cartolano and their spouses; his six grandchildren Michael Lewis, Stewart Kaye, Katie Lewis, Laura Kaye, Samantha Cartolano and Lindsay Cartolano; his niece Rona Olzman and nephew William Olzman; and brother-in-law Robert Brandt. Marty proudly grew up in the Bronx and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He earned a B.A. from Washington Square College, NYU, in 1949 and graduated NYU Law School cum laude in 1951 with an LL.B. After passing the New York bar exam, Marty received a William W. Cooke Fellowship from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received a Master's Degree (LL.M.) in 1952. After practicing law and teaching law two nights a week at NYU School of Law, Marty joined his family's business, Uptown Paper & Envelope, in 1953. Upon the death of his father William, Marty co-founded the formation of Williamhouse, Inc., expanding production into Scottdale, Pennsylvania and other numerous facilities across the United States and Canada. In 1967 Williamhouse merged with Regency Thermographers to become Williamhouse-Regency, one of the largest and most integrated paper product companies in the United States. In 1997 Marty received his industry's highest honor, the Monument Award, for his work to support and promote envelope manufacturing. Personally and through The Martin R. Lewis Charitable Foundation, Marty was honored by the many worthy causes he supported including NYU, American history, charities for community work, health, the visually impaired and Jewish organizations. Marty recently retired from the Board of Directors of The Glaucoma Foundation and the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to that organization at 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700, New York, NY 10038.
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