Albert "Bill" Lewis


Albert "Bill" Lewis died Aug. 26. He was 83.

Lewis was born in Modesto and spent his early years in San Leandro with his parents, Albert F. and Isabel Lewis, who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Cathy, grew up as next door neighbors and eloped in a 1936 Ford coupe at the ages of 19. They spent 53 years of marriage together, leaving behind two children, Denise (Curt) Bowerman and Michael (Lisa) Lewis. He will also be missed by his six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, his sister, June Silva, and many nieces and nephews.

His trade was precision sheet metal, and over the course of his 37-year career, he supervised three different departments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His hobbies, which included wood working and golf, were extensions of his attention to precision. He won the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Championship Golf Tournament in 1985 and even managed to squeeze in a “hole in one” back in 2006.

Graveside services will be Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. Those who wish may join the procession leaving from Callaghan Mortuary in Livermore at 10 a.m.