Lewis Sawyer 1930 ~ 2018

Our colleague Lewis O. Sawyer Jr. has died at the age of 87. His health had been deteriorating of late and he died at a doctor’s visit. Lewis was a dedicated KPFA apprentice and music programmer. He hosted Early Morning Music with The Experience Collective previously titled, The Lewis Sawyer Experience. Lewis had a magnificent voice and radio presence. He was passionate about social and criminal justice. He served for many years as a staff representative on the KPFA Local Station Board. Early in his life, he was a boxer and always kept in great physical condition. Lewis was a wonderful, kind and warm-hearted man. Our condolences to his family, Jaz Sawyer and Esther Sawyer.

 

Lewis Sawyer with John Santos
  • We continue to love you, dear Lewis Sawyer!

  • Emmit Powell

    HE WILL BE MISSED.

  • Barbara F Barbour

    Such a loss! I will miss Louis. Somehow, in my mind he was always supposed to be here with KPFA. Louis was a truly decent man with a kind and thoughful spirit; let’s keep that alive as we go forward.
    I send my sincere condolences to his family. Barbara Barbour

  • Lisa Karpinski

    I am sorry I never met Lewis. He sounds like a quiet and powerful presence. What a lovely human being! I hope to emulate his spirit.

  • Joy Moore

    Lewis was the best of KPFA for many, many years! We love and will miss him always!

  • Kathy Concentric

    My Dearest Lewis, thank you so incredibly much for all of your kindness and generosity whenever we bumped into each other at volunteering events. I remember at one KPFA Holiday Fair, you rather saved at least me from that one cruel man when you arrived to the KPFA booth and heard that we needed help. It was so awesome how within seconds you wordlessly and silently were able to ward off evil with your noble and knightly spirit. I hope so much that you’re listening and sharing your musical knowledge with joy. Much peace and love to you always. My condelences to your family and loved ones too as we all miss you.

  • Kathy Concentric

    My Dearest Lewis, thank you so incredibly much for all of your kindness
    and generosity whenever we bumped into each other at volunteering
    events. I remember at one KPFA Holiday Fair, you rather saved at least
    me from that one cruel person when you arrived to the KPFA booth and heard
    that we needed help. It was so awesome how within seconds you
    wordlessly and silently were able to ward off evil with your noble and
    knightly spirit. I hope so much that you’re listening and sharing your
    musical knowledge with joy. Much peace and love to you always. My
    condelences to your family and loved ones too as we all miss you.

  • ianthe Chase

    My condolences to Mr Sawyer’s family and his KPFA family, He will be missed. Rest in Power Lewis
    Sawyer.

  • Jules

    Rest in power dear friend.

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