Jacob Daniel Lewis

Born: 03/08/1992 Passed:

Jacob Daniel Lewis, age 26, of Fairview Park, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2018. Jake was born March 8, 1992 in Elyria, Ohio to parents Bob and Lisa (Clark) Lewis.

While in New London High School, Jake loved attending EHOVE Career Center’s Firefighter/EMT program. Since 2013 he worked as a Journeyman with the Building Laborers’ Local 310. However, his true passion was body building with a goal to compete and to train others. He worked a short time at the Westlake YMCA and at Powerhouse (Crossley) gym. A proud moment for Jake was when he shook hands with Sylvester Stallone at the annual Arnold Sports Festival competition that he went to with his mom for his 18th birthday.

Jake was very good with children; they made him laugh. He also enjoyed spending time with older people. Jake was extremely articulate, deep, sensitive and funny. He enjoyed nature, especially ponds, creeks, reservoirs and Lake Erie. He had a sweet tooth for Becker’s Donuts, cinnamon buns, white chocolate and Twizzlers. He liked country and other music, the TV show Supernatural, reading books, and he kept his Clark family heirloom bible nearby. Jake was close to his dad and to his grandma, Marcella Clark. He also held a special place for his niece, Annaka Gurcze.

Jake was preceded in death by his father Robert Lewis. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Lisa Lewis; half-sister, Amber Lewis; half-brother, Nick Lewis; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at The Hope Center (formerly Gateway West Church) at 15135 Triskett Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.

Memorial donations may be made to Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland in Perry, Ohio: http://www.tcofgc.com/

I Thessalonians 4:14b KJV:
“…even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”


19 Tributes to Jacob Daniel Lewis

  1. John & Elizabeth Lynn says:

    We’re sorry for your loss and our prayers are with the family during this sad and difficult time. Thank God that through Jesus Christ we have the hope of His return when we will be with those we have loved and lost once again. Blessings of peace, comfort and strength.

    • Lisa Lewis says:

      Amen, John & Elizabeth! From what I’ve learned recently, even Jake held this hope of being re-united with family again when Christ returns. <3

  2. The Zbasniks says:

    I remember when our kids were small, we came to visit you at the tree farm. Pete and Jake enjoyed the outdoors, shooting the bb gun.

  3. Lois Rathwell-Love says:

    I had the pleasure of chaperoning the 8th grade Washinton DC trip with my grandson Cody Love and of course Jake. He was a joy to be around. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Julie Weaver says:

    I’ll always remember Jake for his infectious smile and his warm heart. His times with the kids and I were always fun ones as well as at the Church school outings.
    He will be greatly missed, my heart goes out to you all and will keep him in the fondest of my memories <3.

  5. Chuck crossley says:

    Deepest sympathy from Chuck & Linda Crossley and everyone from the gym. The news saddens us and he was a very polite and personable to everyone in the gym. Prayers go out to your family.

  6. Paul Grodell says:

    Jake and I had many great conversations over chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. I always admired his dedication to his passion (bodybuilding) and his heart to help others.

    I will miss him greatly. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  7. Diana Johnson says:

    Deepest condolences to Lisa and all of Jakes family. I remember Jake and my daughter Jessica searching for crawfish in the creek when they were little. He so loved the outdoors and especially anything history related. His smile will be missed.

    • Lisa Lewis says:

      Thank for that memory, Diana. I remember cooking those crayfish. Ewww! Poor things.

      He did like history & collecting “old” things. He & I used to go antique store-hopping when he was little. Memories…

  8. Yvette Schmitz says:

    I worked at the Y with Jake we’re both trainers… Of course we all know he was very good in the fitness world. One of the things I liked was seeing him interact with people especially those that needed help he was always there. There’s only one thing stronger than his muscles his beautiful spirit. You could always tell what was on his mind before he even Talked. I miss him deeply and my heart goes out to you your family.

    • Lisa Lewis says:

      Thank you, Yvette. And thank you for your beautiful tribute to Jake at his Celebration of Life service. He valued his relationship with you very much. I thank you for mentoring him with God’s Word and love. <3

  9. Kathy Lewis says:

    Jake’s smile could light up a room and those big brown eyes that danced as he shared stories with you will forever be etched in our hearts. Peace to Jake and his family.

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