LEWIS A. MYERS, SR., age 88, beloved husband for 65 years of Margaret “Gretchen” (nee Mathieu); loving father of Sheryl Weiss (husband Thomas), Valerie Trowbridge (husband Stephen), Kimberly Moore (husband Thomas), Julie Chepes (husband Charles), Jennifer Myers, Noelle Brosovich (husband Mark), Lewis, Jr., (wife Tera), and Greg (wife Deborah); devoted grandfather of 43 and great-grandfather of 16; cherished son of the late Charles and Mildred (nee Kurtz) Myers; dearest brother of Natalie Dolan (husband William, deceased), Irene Spalding (husband Howard, deceased), Carolyn Bartholomew (husband Donald), Mildred Hawkey (husband Nick), and the late Charles Myers (wife Anna Mae, deceased) and Albert Myers (wife Patricia); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Army Veteran.
Lew enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1953 after graduating from Allentown High School and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sargent in 1956. He furthered his studies at Penn State University where he played basketball for the University and met and married the love of his life, Gretchen, to whom he was married for 65 years. A large family of six daughters followed by two sons, completed his lively growing family. Upon moving to Cleveland, he was employed by the Paquin Company, and eventually became CEO and Chairman until his retirement. An avid outdoorsman, Lew never turned down an opportunity to get in the woods, out on the water or on the links. He cherished all the adventures; traveling the world, sailing all the Great Lakes in his sloop Windchaser, bagging a trophy buck at the hunting camp and occasionally breaking 80 on the golf course. He loved even more that those moments were always shared with family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Lew to Tunnel to Towers (www.t2t.org).
Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors Wednesday at 8 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Lew at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) WEDNESDAY 4-8 PM.
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