A benefit for John Joseph Lewis

The 26-year-old man stabbed to death outside Waterfront Warehouse on Saturday morning was John Joseph Lewis, once an all-star quarterback for Edison High School.

John Joseph Lewis

In 2003, he was called up to play in 30th Lions Central California All-Star Game. A knee injury and the death of his grandfather had forced him to miss half the season.

From a June 2003 story:

Joseph, 18, said one of his goals at the beginning of the school year was to play in both the football and basketball all-star games. He has reached that goal, but autumn was a trying time as he dealt with a family crisis and a season-ending knee injury.

He missed some playing time in the first few games while tending to his grandfather, John Lewis, who was ill. John Lewis passed away in May, and Joseph said he’s making a special dedication on Saturday.

There will be a benefit car wash at 3 p.m. today for Lewis, at People’s Market, 2081 Country Club Boulevard. Ignacio Alonzo, a friend of Lewis’, said whatever money is raised is to be used to pay for his friend’s services.

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