Michael Lewis
Reedsville,Ohio
12/10/1945-8/3/2018

   Michael Lewis, 72, of Reedsville, Ohio, died at his home Friday, August 3, 2018, after battling lung cancer.
   He is survived by his wife, Mireille Lewis; his stepdaughter, Teresa Shiflet (Jeff); and two grandsons, Matthew and Zachary. He is also survived by many other brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Lewis.
   Michael was born on December 10, 1945, in Chicago, IL, and worked as a carpenter and foreman for multiple companies including the R. Olson Concrete Construction Co. for over 20 years. During his years in construction, he worked on many Chicago skyline staples including the John Hancock Center and Sears Tower (now Willis Tower). In 2010, he and Mireille retired to Reedsville to live closer to their family.
   Outside of work, he was an avid sportsman and competed as an ameteur boxer and bowler with multiple perfect games to his name. He also enjoyed golf and Chicago sports, particularly the Bears and White Sox, which he followed regularly. Able to recall facts and statistics of dazzling obscurity, Michael was the family’s go-to resource for all sporting trivia. A fantastic storyteller, he often recounted his travels to Europe, memories of old friends, and the feeling of standing on the 50th story of a skyscraper in progress.
   Michael never quit his handicrafts, even after his retirement. A master woodworker, he constantly busied himself with one project or another, from renovating most of his Reedsville home to building homemade RC cars with his grandkids.
   Among friends and family, Michael was known for his time-honored qualities: a clean-cut appearance, social etiquette, wide smile, firm handshake and warm hugs.
   At his family’s request, information about services will be kept private.

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