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Thursday, July 25, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Robert 'Bob' Lewis

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, WA/DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Lewis
November 13, 1935 ~ July 19, 2013


       
Word with the passing of WA/DL Captain Bob Lewis has been received.  Captain Lewis hired on with Western Airlines  01-09-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines based SLC.  Captain Lewis was widowed seventeen years ago with the death of his wife Sharon.  He had most recently resided at 450 Evergreen Court in Danville CA.   A memorial service for Bob will be held July 25th at 2:30 PM with private burial next week. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit  http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=6601296392   
Thank you,
~ Carol


Former Lt. USN Robert Henry Lewis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 19, 2013. He will be missed by family, friends, and former squadron mates. Robert (“Bob”) Lewis was born to a family dedicated to military service. Bob was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in San Diego, a committed family man, and a former Naval aviator. He made the Far East deployments in VF-21 aboard the USS Midway flying the F3H Demon, and also had landings on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Oriskany and USS Lexington. His nickname in the Navy was “Taz.” After several tours of duty, in October 1962, Taz transferred to shore to instruct pilots on both the F3H Demon and the F4H Phantom at NAS Miramar. Bob left the Navy as a Lieutenant and went to work for Western Airlines, which then became Delta Airlines. He retired as a Captain after 27 years of safe flights and soft landings.  A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon CA. The following week, a private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery ................. 

From: Dick Deeds    Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 7:11 PM   Subject: Passing of Bob Lewis

Our fellow Western pilot, Bob Lewis flew West on Friday, July 19th.  The funeral is Thursday, July 25th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Here's the link to the info that I have.  

Hal


Obituary
Courage, duty, commitment, valor, humility, humor. Those are just a few of the words that describe and honor the values held by Robert H. Lewis. Former Lt. USN Robert Henry Lewis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 19, 2013. He will be missed by family, friends, and former squadron mates. Robert (“Bob”) Lewis was born to a family dedicated to military service. Bob was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in San Diego, a committed family man, and a former Naval aviator. He made the Far East deployments in VF-21 aboard the USS Midway flying the F3H Demon, and also had landings on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Oriskany and USS Lexington. His nickname in the Navy was “Taz.” After several tours of duty, in October 1962, Taz transferred to shore to instruct pilots on both the F3H Demon and the F4H Phantom at NAS Miramar. Bob left the Navy as a Lieutenant and went to work for Western Airlines, which then became Delta Airlines. He retired as a Captain after 27 years of safe flights and soft landings. On June 15, 1963 he married Sharon Daniels of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They went on to have 3 children - Anne, Susan and Barbara, and built a life together in Danville, CA. Bob is survived by his 3 children, his 3 grandchildren, Kate, Abby, and Emily Primm, and his son-in-law, Jon Primm, of Elk Grove, CA. Bob held Jon in very high esteem. Bob is preceded in death by his amazing wife, Sharon, along with his mother, Anna Miller Lewis, and father, Joseph R. Lewis of San Diego. He is also survived by many great friends including Dick Glover of Gardnerville, NV, Joe Barbour of Danville, John Newlin USN (retired), Dick Anderson USN (retired), and Frank Conklin USN (retired). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Bob was a quiet man, who held his emotions close, but helping the needy was a cause he was committed to for many years. Donations can be made at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/foodbankccs A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The following week, a private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. The Naval Aviator's Prayer Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces of the sky. Be with them always in the air, In darkening storms or sunlight fair Oh hear us when we lift our prayer For those in peril in the air.
Funeral Information
Services:   A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard.
Interment:   A private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette.
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Sharon R. Lewis: Newspaper Obituary

San Ramon Valley Times (CA) - Tuesday, July 9, 1996

March 11, 1936 July 6, 1996

Sharon Lewis, a 22-year resident of Danville, died Saturday at Mt. Diablo Medical Center in Concord. She was 60.
The native of Sioux Falls, S.D., also lived seven years in San Lorenzo. She was a homemaker for 33 years and a classroom aide for children with special needs at Rancho Romero School in Alamo.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert Lewis; daughters, Susan Lewis of Danville, Barbara Lewis of San Ramon and Anne Lewis of Los Angeles; and brothers, James Daniels of San Lorenzo and Richard Daniels of Madison, S.D.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. and visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave., Walnut Creek. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.
Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society, 1700 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612

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