Edwin Lewis Kincer Jr.
December 14, 1954 – April 19, 2021
Edwin Lewis Kincer, Jr. of Richmond, VA passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 19, 2021, as a result of surgical complications. He was 66 years old.
Lewis was born in Wytheville, VA. He graduated from the University of Virginia where he studied history and went on to become an attorney specializing in insurance defense and labor law, which he practiced up until his death. Lewis met his wife of 43 years, Susan (Hamilton), at a Bruce Springsteen concert. Upon meeting, Susan made sure to emphasize her last name, Hamilton, as synonymous with Alexander Hamilton; and despite Lewis’ strong connection to Thomas Jefferson, and that Hamilton and Jefferson were like Hoo’s and Hokies, they married two years later.
Lewis lived for UVA sports despite the strong Virginia Tech presence within the household and was also a staunch fan of the Boston Red Sox. He could often be found watching games with his lifelong friend, Bob Lacy, and his dog squad. He was deeply interested in history, WWII planes, music, law and is remembered fondly as an ardent bibliophile and Grateful dead fan. Most importantly he was a kind, loving husband, father, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his two children, Leigh (Josh) and Winn (Paola); his newborn granddaughter Ephie; his brother Joe (Monique) and his sister Vickie (Bob). He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Edwin, and sister Connie.
To honor Lewis’ love of country cooking, please give to your local food bank in lieu of flowers.
Love You Brother Lew
Rest In Peace Mr. Kincer. You were always so kind to me and always looking to make me laugh during the short time I spent with your family. I miss you dearly.
I know that you leave a huge hole in your family, but you leave one here at work too. I will miss our daily banter about the Hokies and Hoos. You will be missed. Rest easy my friend
Lewis was a friend and law partner. He would always lend a hand and would always make me laugh. A good and authentic soul.
Lewis was a good man and was unflappable. He was kind and friendly. I miss him.
I got to know Lewis when I joined UVA’s Office of University Counsel. Lewis was ably representing some of our employees in a lawsuit. He was passionate and dedicated. As we all went into COVID telecommuting, I enjoyed watching him engage with his dogs during our Zoom vidoeconferences. Please accept my condolences on the loss of a lovely man. He will be missed.