It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bryan Lewis, a dearly loved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Bryan passed away on June 13, 2023. He was born on August 22, 1964, in Sacramento to his parents, Diane & Robert Lewis.
Bryan was remarkable. In both his depth and intensity. Ultimately, his contributions to his family and to his community were invaluable. A Sacramento native, he graduated from Christian Brothers H.S. and enjoyed many of the lifelong friendships he made there. He spent many years as a craftsman, across numerous trades. In his 30’s, he decided to improve his wellbeing and dedicated himself to a life of sobriety and improved mental health. Through that process, he found a new community. A community he could both benefit from and contribute to. In doing that, he improved his life and the lives of others. A process that brought value to him and blessed him with purpose and connections with others. Some of whom he considered family and as his family, we did too.
Later, he embraced the role of family caretaker. First, in support of his father and ultimately, for both of his parents, who he was incredibly close to and to whom he unselfishly supported as he could, for the remainder of his life.
Bryan naturally grew into his role of “Uncle Bry”. He was a sincerely devoted uncle to his niece, Isabel and years later, his nephew, Townes. Both of whom he cherished deeply and whose lives are forever touched by his Love for them. Bryan was close to his brother, Jason, who shared his passion for live music and with whom he enjoyed years of incredible experiences at live events. Having grown up with his quintuplet cousins, the Ramos girls, who he considered sisters, he enjoyed decades of family gatherings, watching their children grow and later, their shared involvement in nurturing local Portuguese culture through efforts and events in support of San Pedro Association & Park.
Often misunderstood, Bryan was a man of great character, with a heart brimming over with kindness, compassion and curiosity.
Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Robert, grandparents, Isabel & Walter Schoen, Joe & Alice Munso, Elsie Markham as well as George Plank. Also, his uncle Donald.
Bryan’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him. He will be fondly remembered for his humility, his humor, his determination and unwavering Love for his family & friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday Nov 10th at 10am at St. Mary’s Chapel to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Farm Aid, an organization that was close to Bryan’s heart.
Rest in eternal light and peace, Bryan. Your absence will be felt and you shall always remain greatly missed by all who knew you.