William D. Lewis
1942 - 2017
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William D. Lewis
Dec. 22, 1942 - Sep. 15, 2017
Resident of San Jose
William D. Lewis passed away peacefully at home at the age of 74. He was devoted to his family, cared deeply for his community, and was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and awarded the Purple Heart for his distinguished service. William grew up in Niles, Calif., and earned a bachelor's in Industrial Design from San Jose State University after his service in the army. He retired after working for 43 years in Silicon Valley, and continued teaching and researching STEM fields of study. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Veronica G. Lewis; children Dean, Jonathan, Cindy, and Kevin; and grandchildren Austin, Jaren, Asher, and Emmet Lewis. As well as siblings Robert Lewis, Reg Lewis, Jeanette Rebello, Jeannine Abbott, and Franklin Lewis. Preceded in death by his parents Agnes Alameda Lewis and Frank Lewis, sister, Jackie Lewis, and brother, Brian Lewis. William will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm with Rosary at 6 pm at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, where the Funeral Service will also be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sep. 23, 2017.
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October 2, 2017
He was a wonderful person, who raised fantastic children, and spread his ability to spread a smile.
Susan Lewis
September 25, 2017
Blessings beyond measure dear Bill, and family. A brilliant man, and beautiful soul. Veronica, and Bill had an incredible marriage of nearly wonderful 50years. Rest in sweet peace Bill. You will be missed, and remembered with love, and appreciation. God Bless You Always!
Marie Lumazar
September 24, 2017
Dear Veronica, Jonathan, and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Bill but knowing you and Jonathan, I'm certain Bill was a fine man, as well as an exceptional father and husband. I pray you find comfort in the love and support of your family and friends. ❤
Elaine Farace
September 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all the Lewis Family especially to Veronica. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Irene Shoberg
September 21, 2017
Veronica and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it was so unexpected and such a shock. I did not know Bill very well, having met him only a handful of times. But I have heard so many fine things about him and the things he did for his community and for his country, which helped improve the world. You must be very proud of him. I pray for your healing and peace of mind.
Yolanda Beatty
Yolanda Beatty
September 19, 2017
To the Lewis family. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man. We knew him as a young boy and a young man. We also knew him as a husband and father. He was good in all of these roles. We enjoyed being around him, talking to him. hearing about him and his family. He surely loved his wife and children. He will be sorely missed by many people.
Ron and Chris Rebello
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