Matthew E.G. Lewis
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer / Aftercare Services Coordinator
Matthew E.G. Lewis, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, is the son of John F. and Judith A. (Sciance) Lewis of Toronto and the Grandson of Mildred L. (Willoughby) Sciance of Toronto. He has been a part of The Clarke Funeral Home Family full-time since March of 2003.
Matt has 10 years experience in the Funeral Service industry, and prior to joining The Clarke Funeral Home Staff was the Manager of the Smith-Geib Funeral Homes of Sugarcreek and Baltic serving both the English (American) & the Amish communities of that area
His educational background includes: 1994 Graduate of Toronto High School, An Associate's Degree in General Studies from the Kent State University, An Associate of Specialized Business Degree in Funeral Home management from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (P.I.M.S.), A Diploma of Embalming and Funeral Directing from P.I.M.S., A Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Scientific Studies from Point Park University, and a 2003 Graduate of The Dale Carnegie Course. Matt is licensed in the state of Ohio, and has passed the National Board Funeral Service Exam.
Matt's community and civic involvement includes, Lifelong member of the North River Avenue Church of Christ, Currently attends the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto where he is active in the Choir. He is a member of the Toronto Area Chamber of Commerce, Toronto Kiwanis Club, Past Master of Pilgrim Lodge # 691 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite - Valley of Steubenville.
His professional memberships include, National Funeral Director's Association, Ohio Funeral Director's Association, Ohio Embalmer's Association, and he is currently serving as president of the Columbiana County Funeral Director's Association.
Matt is a former member of Boy Scout Troup # 41 in Toronto where he achieved his Eagle Scout award in 1993. He participated in both the marching and concert bands while at Toronto High School, and served as an Assistant Director/ Marching & Brass Instructor for T.H.S. from 1994 to 2000. While in college, he was a member of the Canton Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps playing Contra Bass from 1994-1997 and served on the Visual Instructional Staff for the 1998 & 1999 seasons.
Matt's hobbies include music, golf, cooking, and speaking to community/ civic groups on his experience serving the Amish Community, and on other funeral service related topics such as advance funeral planning.