Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 14:27:00 :
Thursday, 26 September 1935
Death Ends Long Illness of Roy C. Lewis
Funeral of Brilliant Attorney Is Held Monday
Roy C. Lewis, one of Marinís brilliant attorneys, passed away last Friday at his home in West Fifth avenue.
The deceased, afflicted with a lingering illness which during the past two weeks kept him confined to his bed, was relieved of his suffering when Death called. The entire community grieved over the passing of a fellow citizen, and extended their sympathies to the stricken family in the loss of a kind and sympathetic member.
Roy Lewis was brilliant in the law, and although his strength and vigor failed him recently, he was nevertheless often before the court in the interest of his clients. If not in court, he was giving advice from his bedside. He always pleaded the cause of the lowly and they sought and received his counsel.
Rising to the legal profession from a contracting carpenter, Mr. Lewis was admitted to the bar in 1912. He had determined to become a lawyer, and through hard study after his dayís work was over, accomplished his purpose.
Roy Lewis was 51 years of age. He came to California with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis, from Michigan. The family settled in Los Angeles, and Lewis remained there until 1906. He then came to San Rafael and six years later laid aside the saw and hammer to take up law.
He was married in 1908 to Miss Camille Sirard, and she, and a son, Robert; a brother, Rev. Oren Lewis of Fresno, and a sister, Mrs. Zoe M. Ewald of Los Angeles, survive.
The funeral services were held at the Keaton & Dusel mortuary Monday afternoon, Rev. J. J. Canoles, officiating. The remains were taken to Berkeley for cremation, and the urn will be returned and placed in Mt. Tamalpais cemetery.
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