Marvin Lewis' father passed away on Thursday

John Grieshop

Marvin Lewis Sr., the father of Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis, passed away Thursday afternoon at a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the team's website. He was 78 years old.

Sad news for the Bengals family.

Marvin Lewis Sr., the father of Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis, passed away Thursday afternoon at a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the team's website. He was 78 years old.

Lewis worked for 31 years on the Ohio, mainly at the Chenango Mill. But he was also known around his hometown of McDonald, Pa., for being a world-class handyman. After serving in the Army he returned to build the home where he lived the rest of his life while helping one neighbor build others. He also helped another neighbor start a garbage and trucking company.

Lewis Sr. is survived by his wife of 56 years, his son Marvin and two daughters.

Cincy Jungle would like to offer our condolences and prayers to the Lewis family.

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