John Alan “Al” “Doc” Lewin, 59, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn and Cullom, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center from complications following a heart attack.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. today at Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn, with Illinois State Police Chaplain Don Pritchard officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mona Township Cemetery, Kempton.
Born Dec. 13, 1957, in Kankakee, Al was the son of Robert F. “Bud” and Priscilla L. Hardy Lewin. He was united in marriage to Donna R. Hillyard on April 12, 1985.
Surviving is his loving wife, Donna; two daughters, Kimberly (John) Dougherty and Alyssa J. Lewin; three sisters, Patricia “Patty” (Gary) Ferrero, Cindy “C.J.” Magee and Lori Kunkle; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” (Yong) Lewin and Larry Lewin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Norman Kunkle.
Al graduated from Cullom High School in 1976 and he graduated from the University of Illinois firefighting school. He spent his lifetime teaching and training others in the emergency medical field for 40 years. He was currently employed as the EMS educator at St. John's Hospital. He also retired after 32 years of service with the Illinois State Police.
Al was also formerly employed by Dunn's Ambulance Service, Auburn Area Ambulance and American Ambulance before accepting this position at St. John's Hospital. He served on the Cullom and Divernon Fire departments.
Truly dedicated to helping others, whether it was a pep talk or during a medical emergency, Al never met a stranger and made it a daily goal to bring a smile to others. His dedication to the EMS world brought a wealth of knowledge to those he taught or served with. He saved countless lives and touched just as many others.
Al was a member of the Westside Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Al Lewin Memorial Fund to further EMS education.
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