Albert Theodore (Ted) Lewis of Glenview, Ill., died peacefully in the company of his wife and four generations of his immediate family at the Vi Care Center in Glenview on Dec. 20. He was 92.

Born in Evanston, Ill. on August 31, 1923 to Dunbar Wood Lewis and Gladys Dowley Lewis, Ted lived on the Chicago North Shore in the towns of Glencoe, Northbrook and Glenview throughout his life. When not camping in the mountains of the west, he spent summers at the family home on East Chop. The Vineyard summer home, the original East Chop Lighthouse, was purchased in 1903 by his grandfather, George B. Dowley, and every generation since has added additions to the historic home.

Ted started college at Carlton College, in Winona Minn. and interrupted his studies to serve in the Navy Supply Corps on Guam in World War II. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1948 with a degree in commerce. He sold and demonstrated Stereo Realist cameras before beginning a 25-year career with Haloid Corporation, later renamed Xerox Corporation.

Ted was warm, friendly, caring, outgoing, and personable. He always prioritized his family first. He was involved in the founding of the Northbrook United Methodist Church in 1956 and spent his lifetime serving on committees and singing in the church choir. Ted also served for many years in the National Ski Patrol and taught avalanche rescue, mountaineering and survival training. His other interests centered on the outdoors and encompassed camping, hiking, mountain climbing, sailing, skiing, photography, tennis, flying, and soaring. Ted attended National Outdoor Leadership School and later served as a climbing guide in the Tetons during his college summers with his brother Jack.

Ted was most proud of his winter ascent of the Grand Teton in 1949 with Paul Petzoldt and his brother. In later life, he will be remembered by many as sitting on his riding lawnmower at the edge of the front lawn on East Chop Drive talking with the walkers, runners and passing tourists. Ted knew no strangers as everyone was a friend.

Ted is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Anne Heuer Lewis, and his sister Barbara Lewis Howell of Vineyard Haven. His younger brother, John (Jack) Dowley Lewis of West Tisbury and recently Vineyard Haven preceded him in death by 14 days. Ted’s outgoing personality, adventurous legacy, and love of nature have gratefully been passed down to his five children, Jeffrey Lewis, Janet Lewis, Marion (Marnie) Hernandez-Malone, Carrie Lewis Prince and David Lewis, in addition to his three grandchildren, Andrew Hernandez, Adriane Hernandez and Jessica Hernandez-Ramirez, and his great-grandchild, Eva-Marie Faith Ramirez.

A special thank you to Diana Guy, Ted’s compassionate caregiver and companion; Guardian Hospice of Northfield, Ill.; and the Vi Care Center staff in Glenview for their loving care and support.

Ted’s life was celebrated at a service and reception on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Northbrook United Methodist Church in Northbrook, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Northbrook United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 1190 Western Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062; the Bright Futures Foundation, Vi in the Glen, 2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview, IL 60026; or the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, P.O. Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539.