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Lewis Edward Hall, age 68, educator and long-time resident of Riverside, CA passed away on January 8, 2018, at Riverside Community Hospital. Lewis was born to Leslie Charles and Hazel June Hall in Orlando, FL. The family moved to Riverside in 1960. Lewis graduated from Ramona HS, Class of 1967. He obtained an Associate's degree from RCC in 1969, graduated California State University, Fullerton, in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master's degree in computer science information and technology in 1985. He received a secondary teaching credential in 1986 from the University of California, Riverside.
Many Riversiders know and recognize Lewis as the owner/operator of the Dairy Queen on Magnolia Avenue from 1970 to 1986. After selling the business, Lewis commenced his career in education, first as a mathematics teacher at Loma Vista Intermediate School, then at John W. North High School, and later as a computer science professor at RCC. Lewis retired in Dec. 2012 and spent the past five years traveling to global destinations and historical sites.
Lewis devoted 20 years socializing and raising puppies for Guide Dogs of America. He and the pups were a familiar sight on the RCC campus. Lewis donated numerous hours each week to the Friends of the Library, working at both the Riverside Main and Marcy Libraries. Lewis served as treasurer and a volunteer with the Paws to Heal therapy dog group and assisted with the BARK (Be a Reading Kid) program at numerous libraries in the Southern California region. He never missed the Mary S. Roberts Walk with the Animals, raising thousands of dollars for the pet adoption center and socializing the kenneled dogs, preparing them for a forever home.
Lewis enjoyed traveling the world with his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (née Betty Brunelle). He was a bibliophile, surrounding himself and filling his home with volumes of history, travel books and non-fiction, mystery, noir, science fiction and fantasy. He enjoyed solving problems and puzzles, working on home improvement projects, listening to old radio shows, gardening, and watching LA Kings hockey. During the televised games, being a multi-tasker, Lewis knitted intricately patterned scarves, slippers and afghans for local convalescent home residents. He also made hats, booties and blankets for African babies for Zonta International.
Lewis is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his mother, June; his brothers, Chuck and Rick; his son, Jeff; daughter- in-law, Phaedra; grandchildren, Calliope and Calypso. He was predeceased by his father, Leslie. Lewis has a large extended family of relatives. A devoted husband, father, son and brother, he will be forever missed. His sense of humor, puns and stories amused those who knew him. Lewis believed in doing things well; a perfectionist in each and every endeavor.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on February 2 at Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92503. Condolences may be offered via Lewis' obituary page at www.arlingtonmortuary.com. Charitable donations in memory of Lewis may be made to Guide Dogs of America, 13445 Glenoaks Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342 or Paws to Heal Therapy Dogs, 3707 Tahoe Ct. Riverside, CA 92506. Colorful plants for the service greatly appreciated.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Jan. 19 to Jan. 28, 2018
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