By Jim Melwert

BRISTOL, Pa. (CBS) — Flags were flying at half-staff today in Bristol Township (Bucks County), Pa., in memory of a longtime community leader who died over the weekend.

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Township Council president Bob Lewis died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Croydon.

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Lewis was in his 70s.  He had served as Bristol Township commissioner in the 1970s and early ’80s, then returned as a councilmember in 2010, and was elected Council president in 2012.

He teamed up with four other business people on Council to form what they called the “Pro Team,” with the stated goal of representing the taxpayers and not a select few politicians.

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A statement from the township manager calls Lewis, “one of the great ones,” adding that thoughts and prayers from the township go out his wife, daughter, and his large extended family.