Bob Lewis, the soft-spoken former teacher and long-time employee of North Carolina’s Employment Security Commission, died on Christmas Day at the age of 93. At Meredith College, where he served three terms on the board, starting in 1976, the gift of a harpsichord in memory of his mother led to endowed scholarships and, ultimately, the donation of a Steinway concert grand piano, star of the school’s keyboard division.

We’ll miss his quiet presence at concerts and recitals and extend our collective sympathies to his survivors.

The obit is here.