Jack Lewis Memorial Tuba Chair Fund
Born in Pittsburgh in 1922, Jack Lewis had a special interest in the tuba after having studied and played it during his school years in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. While attending Heights High, he played in an award-winning brass quartet. In 1943, Jack graduated from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve) and then worked in the Harvard Underwater Sound Lab during WWII. He then moved to Penn State to work in the Ordinance Research Lab and to obtain his master’s degree in electrical engineering. Jack went on to work at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey and married his wife, Elinor “Ellie” Childs in 1960. The couple had two children and three grandchildren. In addition to volunteering with the Nittany Valley Symphony, Jack enjoyed singing with the State College Choral Society and working on his golf game. This fund supports the principal tuba chair of the Nittany Valley Symphony.
Donate to Jack Lewis Memorial Tuba Chair Fund
Enhancing the music of the Nittany Valley Symphony by supporting the Principal Chair for Tuba