Monday, April 7, 2008

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Dear Friends,

Tom Lewis' body will be cremated and brought to Baltimore .

Services will be held at

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community

13717 Cuba Rd.

Cockeysville, MD 21030


1) On Thursday, April 10 at 7 PM, there will be a eulogy at the Church.

2) On Friday, April 11, the funeral mass will be celebrated at the church at 11 AM - luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Tom's 16 year old daughter, Nora will be present for these events.

Directions to St. Francis Xavier...

Exit route 83, north of the Baltimore Beltway (695) at Shawan Rd. West

Take Shawan Rd. to Cuba Rd. (on the right) [It's Beaver Dam on the left]

Take Cuba Rd. to the Church.

It would be helpful in planning if you RSVP for either event. Email or phone Viva House at or 410-233-488 or Jonah House at or 410-233-6238.

3) In addition, on May 17, 2008, the 40th anniversary of the Catonsville 9 action, there will be a memorial service at Viva House - 26 S. Mount St. - to honor Tom Lewis. It will begin about 7 PM. That day, many people will travel by hired bus to the Joint Service Open House and Air Show at Andrews' Air Force Base. The bus will return in time for the memorial for Tom. The protest at Andrews is part of the Catonsville 9 40th anniversary commemoration.

4. And, on May 4, there will be a memorial service and mass in Worcester , Mass.

Contact Scott and Claire Schaeffer-Duffy at 508.753.3588 or

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center , 325 E. 25th St. , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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