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What a Week: Remembering Don Lewis

Original post made on Nov 11, 2022

The Pleasanton community -- and the music world at large -- is mourning the loss of performer, composer and synthesizer pioneer Don Lewis, who died on Sunday surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was 81.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 10, 2022, 9:32 PM

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Posted by Justin Brown
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2022 at 11:12 am

Justin Brown is a registered user.

Don Lewis was an amazing talent and we were fortunate to have him play piano often at our neighbor’s annual Christmas toy drive and potluck. His music pioneering history is fantastic to read and it’s so great that you’re honoring him with your article. I will be on the lookout for the special being released in February. RIP Don.


Posted by WestSider
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:17 pm

WestSider is a registered user.

Oh, I was so happy to meet Don a few years ago, and what a talent he was! And what a great guy!

Julie, I mourn your loss.


Posted by Beverly Walburg
a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2022 at 2:13 pm

Beverly Walburg is a registered user.

I am so sorry to hear Don has passed away. My husband, Al, and I met Don when he was performing in Denver. We spent most Saturday nights listening to his beautiful music and got acquainted with him and his family. Julie may not know this but Don helped me get through some rough times when we lived in Denver. We moved back to Pleasanton and saw an advertisement he was performing in San Francisco. That's when we introduced many of our friends to him and Julie. Being in real estate, Al encouraged Don and Julie to move to Pleasanton. Once settled, Al sponsored Don into Rotary. Don offered to play for Al's memorial and I believe that is the last time I saw him and Julie. This is definitely a sad day for those of us who loved Don. He will never be forgotten.


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