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“Bud will be dearly missed. I proudly served with him on the Zoo Society board for over two decades. His quick wit and insightful comments added...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Greg Friedman - Westlake, OH

“Mary and I share the family's loss. Bud was always a joy to be with. We shall miss him. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lee & Mary Blazey - Bratenahl, OH

“Thank you for the wonderful opportunity of working for your family printing company for more than 26 years. The knowledge and honed skills I gained...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Russell J. Stevenson - OH

“RIP Bud. Condolences to you, Dick. I remember fondly the quality and professionalism of printing and your friendliness to customers. Ah, those bus...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Harry Hobson - Westlake, OH

“Bud was a wonderful man and great fun to be with. His finely honed sense of humor was an inspiration. As a Life Trustee of the Cleveland Zoo Society...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Liz Fowler - Shaker Heights, OH

“Bud was a fine man, kind and considerate. I was fortunate to know him. He'll be missed for sure. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Phil Iannarelli - cleveland, OH

“Bud, you were always vibrant, friendly and jovial. We will miss you terribly at Americano's. We wish you peace and rest dear friend. Jo & Joe ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joanna & Joe - Bratenahl, OH

“Bud was as fine as they come, and he will be missed by all who knew him. A gentleman of good humor and good will and friend to all. My deepest...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Stephen N. Bowen - Huron, OH

“Most sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He was always a hale fellow well met, with a big, warm smile, an obvious love of life and friends. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Robert R. Cutler, III - OH


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CARL R. LEZIUS "BUD" Dear brother of G. Richard Lezius of Shaker Hts., OH . Bud is also survived by four cousins. Bud, a resident of Bratenahl, OH, was born September 6, 1928 and passed away February 11th, 2010. Mr. Lezius was President of The Lezius-Hiles Company, one of Cleveland's oldest and most successful printing firms, founded in 1883 by the Lezius family. The firm was owned and operated by brothers Dick and Bud Lezius until they sold the company in 1978. Bud was a graduate of University School in 1946 and was a Tower Society Member. He graduated from The University of Kentucky in 1950, with a Bachelor of Science degree and was a member of the U.K. Fellows. Bud was a 1st Lt. in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed at Itazuke Air Force Base in Japan. He was a life member of The Business Professional Advertising Assoc., a life trustee of The Cleveland Zoological Society, a long time member of the Blue Coats, The Union Club and The Country Club. Until recently, he was President of Lez-Hi Investment Company, a personal holding company. Bud, also, enjoyed playing tennis and golf. Those who wish may make contributions in his name to University School, 2785 SOM Center Rd., Hunting Valley, OH, 44022;The Cleveland Zoological Society, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109; The University of Kentucky, Office of Development, William Sturgill Building, Lexington, KY, 40506; or The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts, Ave., Washington, DC, 20002. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 18th at 11 AM in Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122. Interment Lake View Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD FUNERAL HOME, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH FROM 5-7 PM. BROWN-FORWARD SERVICE 216 752-1200

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