Robert Edward LewisAugust 9, 1937 to October 17, 2016
Bob passed away peacefully with family by his side. Born in Detroit, MI to Edward and Edith Lewis. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy, sisters Ethel DeRoy and Betty Slewski, daughter-in-law Lisa Lewis, stepson Patrick McGinnis, former wife Phyllis Lewis and wife Dana Lewis. He is survived by his daughter Linda Sallady, her husband Tim and daughters Alyssa Silva and Yolanda Magana, daughter Lorrie Clayborn, her husband Steve, son Brian Robertson and daughter Jennifer Keller, son Michael Lewis, his daughters Britney Smith and Lacy Lewis and son Robert Lewis. Mother of his children Marilyn Dodge and sister Evelyn Petz. Stepchildren Martin McGinnis, Diane Steel, Scott McGinnis and Andrew Courtney. He also had 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bob started his long career in the auto industry in 1955 at Chrysler moving to Ford Motor Company in 1962 until his retirement in November 1993. Upon his retirement, he held the title of Northern California Regional Service Manager. He started his career with Ford at their headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan moving his family to California in 1971. After his retirement Dana and he started their own business as inventory specialists for auto dealerships and he also did private insurance investigations for auto companies.
He was an avid golfer and golfed every week until he was in his mid-70’s. He loved traveling and going on cruises and weekend trips to Reno with Dana. Family vacations were an annual event and we will all have many fond memories of these along with family gatherings for the holidays.
His deep love of family, his goofy sense of humor and comedic timing, his passion, and dedication for his career, his generosity, and romantic spirit has left us all with hearts full and a million cherished memories to share.