Lewis John Cornell

12 October, 19409 September, 2020

Lewis "John" Cornell, 79, of Dearborn Heights, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2020. John was the youngest child of five, born to Walter and Marjorie (Spencer) Cornell. He was born in Detroit on October 12, 1940. John spent his career in the automotive business, retiring from Ford Motor Company Transmission Plant in 1999. John devoted himself to caring for his mother until her passing. When not working, John enjoyed wood carving and even made a cradle for his great-niece. John also spent time watching classic movies.

John is survived by his oldest brother, Walter (Jean) Cornell; sister-in-law Lynda Cornell, brother-in-law Herman Maupin, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, John was pre-deceased by his sister, Leona Maupin; brothers, Robert Cornell and Jack Cornell.

The family wishes to thank Priscilla Johnson for the care that she provided to John.

Private cremation services are complete. A private burial is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 Woodward Avenue, Berkley, Michigan.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, Virginia 22215 ( or a charity of your choice.

Please share a memory of John or condolences with his family at his online guestbook below.



  • Private Burial

    Saturday, 10 October , 2020


  • A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.


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Katie Cornell

September 29, 2020

Uncle Johnny, I already miss you so much. You were such a good uncle to me. I loved you so so much! Whenever I see my dad doing some woodwork in the garage or I see some incredible homemade wooden toy, even online, I think of you. You really had quite a talent. Thank you for being so good to me. I love you and I miss you and our conversations already!

Walter “Leo” and Jean Cornell

September 20, 2020

We miss my brother Johnny very much. We are going to miss his smile and his kindness. He was a good brother to me.


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