Addison, Lewis

Written by David Green.

Lewis Edward Addison, Jr., 56, of Bryan, Ohio, died Aug. 11, 2006 at his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1949 in Oberlin, Ohio, the son of Lewis Edward, Sr. and Elsie Christine (Hostetler) Addison. He married Casey B. Bohner on April 28, 1990 in Celina, Ohio and she survives.

Lewis graduated from Western Reserve High School. He retired from Verizon Communications as the local manager of the Bryan and Bowling Green service areas, and had management positions with Verizon for 30 years.

He served as mayor of Fayette, Ohio from 1984 until 1988 and served on the Fayette Village Council from 1980 until 1984, serving two years as council president. He returned to council in 1989 to fill an unexpired term, giving him 10 years of service to the Fayette community.

Lewis was a member of the Gorham Fayette Masonic Lodge #387 and served as master twice. He was a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite of Toledo and a life member of the Bryan Moose Lodge #1064, of which he was a two-time governor. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2489 Men’s Aauxiliary in Bryan and the Sons of the America Legion Post #210 in Celina.

Besides his wife, Lewis is survived by one son, Jeffery Addison of Perrysburg, Ohio; two grandsons; four stepdaughters, Christy Coutz of Pioneer, Ohio, Cathy Lesniak of Hudson, Mich., Ronda Goebel of Bryan, Ohio and Karen Cline of Edgerton, Ohio; eight step-grandchildren and two sisters, Christine Archbaucht of Sarasota, Fla. and Peggy Wolff of North Port, Fla.

Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Krill Funeral Home in Bryan, Ohio, conducted by the Bryan Masonic Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran Relief Fund for VFW Post #2489 or Hospice Care of Williams and Fulton Counties.

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