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The most important thing about being a man is to walk down the street with a firm conviction in your heart that you have lived well. That you have treated other people well, treated yourself well and contributed your share according to your abilities. That is all a man can do.
~ Lewis Samuel Solomon
On January 31, 2007, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend lost his battle with the Grade 3 Astrocytoma he was diagnosed with in July of 2005.
A well-respected Pulmonologist and Critical Care doctor, Lewis served Sonoma County for over 30 years. Colleagues were inspired by, and patients appreciated, Lewis’ thoughtful practice of medicine. Always seeking to better healthcare, Lewis had a passion for inventions and was driven to improve medical policies and procedures.
He was a person of simple tastes and few needs. He treasured personal connections with people in life and honesty in relationships. He did not want for the friendship of many, but savored the deep connection with a few. He always made time for those who sought his counsel, his wisdom, whether it be a medical opinion or advice on a personal struggle.
Lewis loved being with his family; his wife of 42 years, Nancy; daughter Julie, her husband Doug, and their children Maddie and Dylan; daughter Jennifer, her husband Diederik, and their daughter Anneliesse; son Jeff, his wife Jori, and their daughter Chaeli. To your wife, you were a committed and loving partner. To your children, you were patient, understanding and unconditionally loving. You were always there for us. To your grandchildren you were their “Bonka”, who loved and treasured them so. Your love and concern for your family was evident in everything you did. You will be terribly missed but never forgotten, as everything we do is a reflection of things we’ve learned from you.
The outpouring of support from friends and colleagues during his illness and after has been humbling. The family thanks those close to Lewis who, despite great distances and busy schedules, made the time and effort to spend quality time with their dear friend.
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1212 Vintner Way
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Thank you so much for supporting such a worthy cause.
~ The Solomon Family