Lewis Einbund passed away on January 15, 2021 in Santa Ana, California.
Born in the Bronx on November 5, 1930, Lewis moved to Cleveland as a teenager. He attended Cleveland Heights High School and Case Western Reserve University for both his undergraduate degree and his juris doctorate degree. He was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Lewis served in the US Army infantry from 1954-1956, where he trained as a paratrooper.
After an honorable discharge, he began his law career with the Law Offices of William Krause. This was followed by over 40 years as a successful attorney as partner in the law firms of Selker, Patchan & Einbund; Selker, Einbund, Rubenstein & Pavlik; and Sindell, Sindell, Einbund, Rubenstein & Pavlik.
Lewis had many interest including sports, especially tennis, as well as life-long love of classical music and classic film. He and his wife Shirley Ann Einbund were long-time season ticket holders of the Cleveland Orchestra and later became the same of the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, California.
In 2001, Lewis and his wife Shirley retired to Laguna Niguel, CA to be closer to their grandchildren. He had an abiding interest in history, especially the subject of WWII, a topic that he began to teach in retirement. He also held a class called Lew’s News covering current events and politics. Also in retirement, he served as a volunteer in the Capistrano Unified School District where he worked with special needs children. He found great fulfillment as “Mr. Lew,” the classroom grandpa. He was a prolific writer of “letters to the editor” to the Orange County Register always challenging their conservative point of view.
He served as the final president of Beth Am Synagogue in University Heights, Ohio, and then served on the board of Bnai Jeshurun after the synagogues merged. Upon retirement in California, he served on the board of Temple Beth El of South Orange County where he and his beloved wife Shirley were celebrated as outstanding members in 2016.
He will be remembered by his daughter Karen Gray of Laguna Niguel and her husband Geoff; granddaughter Hannah Gray and her husband Keith Arora-Williams; granddaughters Sarah Gray and Rosie Einbund; brothers Jerry Gold and wife Rosemary, Dick Gold and wife Beverly, Michael Einbund and wife Robin, and Robert Gold.
He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Shirley and his son Harry Einbund.
Contributions in loving memory of Lewis Einbund can be made to Temple Beth El of South Orange County, 2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
or the Pacific Symphony, 17620 Fitch Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92614 https://www.pacificsymphony.org/support_and_events/support_the_symphony/make_a_gift