Shirley Lewis

San Jose, California

1933 - 2017


San Jose, California


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Shirley LewisSep. 12 1933 - Oct. 8, 2017San JoseShirley Lewis passed away on the evening of October 8th in her San Jose home, surrounded by family.Shirley balanced family, personal, and professional life with an almost incomprehensible grace. She loved good food, fine wine, and traveling.A...

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Shirley and her first family lived on San Pablo Ave. at the intersection of Selby Lane where I grew up. If it wasn't playing in their converted garage or a neighborhood baseball game and numerous functions at St. Victors Church with Scott & Cathy, I have fond memories as she was always kind.What a nice family. As time moved forward so did us all.

I have nothing but good things to always remember about this hard working person and family. The Stokesberry Family offers their...

We First met Shirley in October 1968. We worked together in the City Of San Jose. Shirley and My wife Judy operated a Sandwich Shop called "Our Place" on third street. Shirley went on to work in the field of gerontology with the California Commission on Aging. She was a visionary, an idea person, and a great cook. judy and I opened a restaurant in Gilroy in 1974. Some of the desserts on the menu came from Shirley recipe's. We cooked with Shirley at a church retreat. When she...

Well said, Dan Orloff. I have lasting memories of Shirley's years in office, and the grace and warmth with which she carried out her duties, and communicated with those of us in local media. In her post-politics years, I would often encounter her at various events. She would always make a point of extolling the virtues of the arts in our community. She lived what she preached in that regard, with her tireless support of artistic, and really all community events. A truly lovely woman, who is...

I worked with Shirley at Old Republic Title Co. for many years. I will forever miss her great smile and her tireless energy !
You are in my thoughts and prayers...

Shirley was a mentor to me at San Jose Symphony. She was generous of heart and soul. I remember her giving a birthday gift to every employee at the Symphony making each feel so special.

My name is Penny and I am friends with Shirleys daughter Cathy. I am so sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. She really was a dynamo and I loved her energy. She and Ed were always so full of energy and I felt like a part of their family. Rest In Peace, Shirley!

Our deepest sympathies for the family. It was a pleasure to have known her, a great lady full of grace and style. I feel lucky to have some of her recipies! Love Lee & Debi James

i have known Shirley since we were students at Notre Dame High School, San Jose. She graduated in the Class of 1950. She attended San Jose State University and was an active member of Alpha Omicron Pi National Sorority.
A few years ago, Shirley was named a "Notre Dam High School 'Woman of Impact" honoring her for her efforts in making San Jose an outstanding City.

May She Rest in Eternal Peace!


My deepest sympathies to Shirley's family and friends. God promises to comfort us in all our trials and He will comfort you and help you endure this difficult time.