Francis Lewandowski

Francis "Frank" Lewandowski

Sunday, November 11th, 1928 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Francis “Frank” Lewandowski, 91, of Mentor, passed away April 27, 2020, at his residence.
Frank was born in 1928, in Wisconsin.
He graduated from Holy Family School and DePadua High School in Ashland, WI, and Tri-State (Trine) University in Angola, IN, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Lewandowski retired from General Electric Cleveland Wire Plant, where he was a metallurgical engineer for 26 years. He was also employed by Interlake Steamship Company from 1991 to 2002.
Frank was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Sergeant from 1950 to 1952. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, DAV, AMVETS, Mentor Senior Center, Knights of Columbus, and a Lake Catholic Athletic Booster from 1977 to 1990.
Frank was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Mentor, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Men’s Club Holy Name Society, Man of the Year 1980 to 1981. He coached CYO basketball for 25 years at St. Mary School and will be remembered as “Coach.” In 1988, he received the Father H. O’Brien Award for voluntary service to the CYO Athletic Program. Then he was inducted into the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Shirley (nee Holub) Lewandowski; sons, Thomas (Ann), Dennis (Monica) and Paul (Amy); four grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one step great-grandson; sister, Mary (George) Jace; sister-in-law, Nancy (Joseph, dec.) Lewandowski; and many nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clarice; sisters, Phyllis (Dr. Clayton, dec.) Schmidt and Rita (Alfred, dec.) Wieners; brother, Joseph; nephew, Timothy Lewandowski; and grand-niece, Megan Wieners.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 201 Lakeshore Dr. East, Ashland, WI 54806 with a Celebration of Life to follow the Mass. Please be with us in prayer. Interment with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N4063 Veterans Way, Spooner, WI.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Deepwood Foundation, 8121 Deepwood Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of the Lake Church (Wisconsin)
    Celebration of Life to follow.
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery
    Interment with Honors


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Daniel Albert

Posted at 07:43am
It was a blessing to have Frank as a neighbor,he was what my father needed.He will be missed here On earth but I’m sure my dad will be happy to see him in heaven

David Albert

Posted at 07:29pm
I will never forget the kindness Frank showed my father Louie by always making the time to sit with him over the years on the swing in our backyard.

Jackie Clinger

Posted at 11:36am
I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was my son’s coach (John Edward Clinger) and a fine role model for good sportsmanship. My condolences to Shirley and the family. May Frank Rest In Peace.

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