Former Drug Store Owner Thomas Lewis


Thomas M. Lewis, the former owner of Jay Scott Drugs in Burbank, has died at his home in Milton, Wisconsin.  Mr. Lewis died October 12.  He was 66 years old.

He owned the popular neighborhood drug store, located at the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Iriving Dr. for many years before he retired due to health reasons in 1995.  Born in Burbank, Mr. Lewis graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, and attended Glendale and Los Angeles Valley Colleges.  He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

In 1972 he married his wife, Roxanne Leko.   She worked as a teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School for many years.   Mr. Lewis was a member of the BMC organization in Burbank from 1980-1995.   According to the family, he had always wanted to live in the county, so a few years ago he and his wife moved to Wisconsin to be closer to their children.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and had an extreme love of music, playing the guitar with his friends on a weekly basis.

Survivors include his wife, Roxanne, daughter, Kimberly Ward and her husband James of Beloit, WI; and son Timothy Lewis and his wife Brooke, of Janesville, WI; and four grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner Ward, and Cash and Parker Lewis.    Mr. Lewis is also survived by his brothers, James Lewis and his wife Linda, of Phoenix, Arizona; and Dennis Lewis of Santa Barbara.  He is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Margaret Lewis; his daughter, Allison; brother, John Lewis; and sister-in-law Betty Lou.  

A memorial service for Mr. Lewis will be held on October 21, in Beloit, Wisconsin


    1. I worked with Ed, Tom, Bob, Arline, Rosalyn, Ben and everyone else at Jay Scott Drugs for about 6-7 years during both HS and College. He’ll be missed. That was one fun place to work, and so many memories. I was also around when Allison passed, another sad day.

    2. I was a childhood neighbor and friend. My condolences to brothers: Jim, John, & Dennis. I grew up in Burbank, CA & now live in Orange County, (Lake Forest)

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