Donald Lewis

Donald E. Lewis

Monday, March 6th, 1944 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Donald Edward Lewis, 76, of Willoughby, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at West Medical Center in Willoughby.

He was born on March 6, 1944 in Cleveland to Glen and Lois (Herron) Lewis. At the age of four, Don’s family moved from Bratenahl to Willoughby, where his father was the manager of the former Wright’s Department Store on Erie Street and his mother taught kindergarten.

They lived near the former Browning Elementary School, which Don attended, followed by Willoughby Junior High School which was then located in the former Union High School in downtown Willoughby. He graduated from Willoughby South High School, with the class of 1962.

His sister, Marilyn, graduated from the former Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby in 1958, and continued her education at Kent State University. After high school, Don attended night school at Chandler Tech School which was located in the Ridge Road Chandler Tucker mansion and barns. He worked for the former Gressel’s Foods, providing home delivery of groceries.

He was drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1966-1968 at Fort Belvoir in Washington, D.C. Following his military service, Don became a journeyman tool and die maker. He worked for the former Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation and then for Universal Metal Products.

Don was a very active member of the Willoughby community. He served as Chairman of the Willoughby Shade Tree Commission, and was also the Treasurer of The Willoughby Historical Society, The Willoughby Area Welcome Center and The Sons of the American Revolution, Samuel Huntington Chapter in Mentor. He enjoyed having built two homes in Willoughby.

He was a lifelong member of Willoughby United Methodist Church, where he served for 46 years as an usher and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees during a major church renovation. He was also a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Willoughby Lodge 302 F. & A.M.

Don and Pat received the Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizens Award in 2005. In 2008, they received the Willoughby Frontier Days Pioneer Award for their commitment to the City of Willoughby and its residents.

Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pat, whom he married on December 22, 1979. He also leaves his sister, Marilyn (Kelvin) Kramp and their children; Karen (Chuck) Pankuch, and Ken (Dee Dee) Kramp. Karen’s children are Sheena (Rafal) Nemecek and Brittney Nemecek and Ken’s children are Kameron and Kyralin Kramp.

Following Don’s wishes, private burial will be at Willoughby Cemetery.
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    Willoughby Cemetery
    4145 Madison Avenue
    Willoughby, Ohio 44094
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Rebecca Bennett Cambra (class of 1962)

Posted at 12:19pm
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Jerry Gribbons

Posted at 07:26pm
Jerry Gribbons Sorry for your loss Pat . Went through high school with Don , a good friend . We worked together at U M P will all ways remember his nick name -- hack-saw , just to tease . sorry I didn't see the both of you at the car shows I hung out with my group . Rest in peace Don

Bob Riggin

Posted at 09:01am
"Donald Lewis" brought so many gifts to my life. I will never forget him/her!
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Gloria Andrews

Posted at 08:50pm
Growing up on Courtland Dr . Don Lewis would pass out fresh popped pocorn in brown paper bags instead of candy.

Bob Sindy

Posted at 06:58pm
Don was a good friend and great neighbor in ninth grade through High School. We spent many hours at his house supposedly doing homework but spending even more time talking sports. He was one of the people who helped hold the class together after graduation. One of my favorite reunions was the one held at Don's house. When I got there I realized why he was so proud of the product he produced. Willoughby and the class of 62 will miss Don and all that he did. My condolences to Patty and the family.

Thanks for the memories Don,

Bob Sindy


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