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Lewis C. Affelder, a.k.a Siwel Redleffa, 91, of Avon, beloved husband and best friend to Anne (Salvadori) Affelder, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, on the feast of the Ascension. Born in Springfield, Ma, on February 4th, 1926, son of the late Jacques and Helen (Ahern) Affelder. He was raised in Windsor Locks and lived in Hartford before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the 76th Division which was part of Patton's Third Army in WWII, where he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. After the war, he received his degree in accounting from Hillyer College. He married the love of his life, Anne Salvadori in 1947 and they moved to her hometown of Avon, where they lived for 70 years. In 1951, he joined Marlin Rockwell and later Fafnir Bearing of New Britain where he retired as Comptroller in 1987. He was a member of The Gildo T. Consolini VFW of Avon Post 3272, Elks Lodge of Torrington, as well as, several professional accounting organizations. He was an avid reader, enjoyed sailing in Wellfleet Ma, and loved playing golf. The name Siwel Redleffa is the pen name he used when he produced the cable documentary on Cape Cod, about saving beached pilot whales. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 69 years Anne. He was a devoted father who leaves behind a daughter Joan L. Gould and her husband Michael of Avon, his son Robert L. Affelder and his wife Christina of Berlin, MD, his three loving grandchildren Zachary Gould, Jessica Perotti and her husband Erik, and Audrey Affelder, and loving great grandchildren Mia and Hadley Perotti. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and his faithful caregiver Sophie Sands. He is predeceased by his three sisters Patricia Brumbaum, Helen Price, and Jacqueline Wyman. His concern for others, strong faith, intellect, and great sense of humor defined the gentleman that he was. He will be greatly missed! His family will receive friends Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Family and friends may gather Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 9:15 am at Carmon's followed by a Mass at the Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Contributions may be made to either the Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Rd. Avon, CT 06001, or the Alzheimer's Association, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.