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William E. Lewis

April 7, 1933 — March 5, 2022

William “Sonny”  E. Lewis, age 88, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Born April 7, 1933 in Oakland, Maryland to Willie “Bud” and Mary (nee Gower) Lewis, William graduated from Southern High School in 1953.  He joined the Army National Guard in 1951 where he served until 1959.  Following his honorable discharge, William moved to the Lorain area where he worked at Ford until his retirement.

He was a member of the AMVETS Post 47 and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving is his daughter, Barbara Lewis Thomas; step-daughters, Grace Crise, Jean Tolliver and Catherine Swift;15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and his sister, Betty Sell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Lewis; both of his parents and his step-son, John Oliver.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral services at 1:30 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 4807 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:30pm (Eastern time)

Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain, OH 44055

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain, OH 44055

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Ridge Hill Memorial Park

44805 N Ridge Rd, Amherst, OH 44001

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