Lloyd George Lewis

Lloyd George Lewis, 96, of Maumee, died May 28, 2015, from a stroke.
He was born July 28, 1918, in Perth, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Roselyn L. Malone February 2,
1947, in Toledo.
Surviving are his children Judy A. Alexander, Toledo; David L. Lewis, Bowling Green; Bonnie J. Lewis,
Scottsdale, AZ; and Susan R. (Lewis) Glentz, Tomahawk, WI. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Roselyn L. Lewis, parents Charles W. Lewis and Ann Patterson, brothers
Charles Henry Lewis, Cecil Lewis, Roland Reed Lewis, Paul Lewis, Franklin Lewis, and Milton Lewis, and
sisters Ada Jane Lewis and Pauline (Lewis) Getchell.
Lloyd immigrated to the U.S. to join the Rudy Wallace Band in 1939. Three years later he was drafted into
the Air Force and served in Guam and Okinawa and became a U.S. citizen.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from UT and a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Music from Wayne
State University.
Lloyd taught music at Ai in Fulton County for 5¬Ω years and for 26 years in Trenton, MI.
Lloyd began playing in the Toledo Concert Band (Music Under the Stars) in 1950 and continued for 55
seasons. He also had his own band, the "Lloyd
Lewis Band" in the 1950s and 1960s, played with the Warney Ruhl Band in the 1970s and the Johnny
Knorr Orchestra in the 1980s. Lloyd played with the Toledo Symphony in the 1990s, as well as with Al
Pierson and the Guy Lombardo Band in the 1990s and early 2000.
Lloyd was a 68-year member and past Executive Board Member of the Professional Musicians of Northwest
Ohio (Local 15 and 15-286), American Federation of Musicians, a member of the Detroit Musicians Union,
American Federation of Musicians, and a member of the National Music Educators Association.
Lloyd generously chose to donate his body to UTMC for medic al research.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27, 3 p.m. at the Radisson at UT, 3100 Glendale Ave.,
Toledo.