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John Lewis Jr.

December 10, 1927 — May 27, 2021

John Lewis, 93, of Wadsworth, died peacefully at home Thursday, May 27, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer.

John was born December 10, 1927, in Fairborn, Ohio to John and Lizzy Lewis.

John enlisted in the US Navy following graduation from high school and was later medically discharged. He later served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his graduation from Ohio State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he spent his entire career working for the Ohio Edison Company.  He was a member of Gardeners of Greater Akron, the Ohio Edison Men’s Club, and the Ohio Edison Men’s Retirees Club.

He loved gardening, camping, and baking.  His “made-from-scratch” pies, cobblers, and other desserts were always a hit at gatherings.  He loved all creatures, fed all the birds and wildlife that came to his backyard and adopted many strays over the years.

John will be deeply missed by his wife Marilyn; sons John (Jan) of Maryville, TN, Rick (Deb) of Cary, NC; daughter Julie of Tallmadge; step-children, Michelle (Eric) of Sand Springs, OK and Matt (Margaret) of Cuyahoga Falls; sister Jerry of Bainbridge, OH; grandchildren Tom and Beth (Tyler) of Cary, NC, Dan (Jamie) and Laura (Kevin) of Easley, SC, Madison and Sam of Sand Springs, OK, Marissa of Cuyahoga Falls, and Jennifer (Matt) and Jessica (Will) of Greenville, SC; great-grandchildren Cassie and Blake of Cary, Nation, Savannah, Tressa and Anna of Easley, SC, and Natalie, Emmett, Vanessa, Caroline, Isabel, Adelaide, Elliott Jane, Sawyer, and Whittaker of Greenville, SC.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Olene, Hans, and Elvis.

A private graveside service for the family will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers or contributions, and to honor his memory, take a moment to hug a child, grandchild, or special pet; time waits for no one.

The family wishes to thank Cleveland Clinic Home Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to him as well as his family.

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