CLEVELAND: Leaders of universities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Cleveland Clinic were among those who attended a funeral service in Cleveland for billionaire philanthropist Peter B. Lewis.
The former chairman of Progressive Corp. died on Saturday in Coconut Grove, Fla. He was 80.
According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the eulogies at Tuesday’s funeral service included references to Lewis’ longtime love of marijuana, which inspired him to spend millions on legalization campaigns.
Lewis’ black Stetson hat, a favorite accessory and a sign of his self-image as the “Lone Ranger,” lay on the lid of the coffin.
Lewis gave $500 million to Princeton and Case Western Reserve universities, the ACLU and other causes.