Ronald Sterling Egherman


Ronald Sterling Egherman, 69, passed away with grace and
dignity, surrounded by his family, on January 8, 2014 at his home in
Kensington, CA after a two-year battle with cancer.


Ron is survived by his wife Shelle Wolfe, his two daughters
Dara Joy Royer and Rachael Faye Lopes, sons-in law Brent Thomas and Nat Hale,
four grandchildren Nina Linden Royer, Marley Gwyneth Royer, Eli Graham Royer
and Dimitri Hale Lopes, brother Lee Egherman and sister-in-law Sandy Egherman,
and several nieces, cousins and extended family.


Born February 2, 1944 in Chicago, IL, Ron moved to the Bay
Area in 1963 to study Architecture at UC Berkeley, where he became certified.
He practiced architecture in San Francisco, served as Deputy Director of the De
Young Museum and Legion of Honor and University Art Museum at Berkeley and
Pacific Film Archive. He then became the Executive Director of the Ansel Adams
Center for Photography in San Francisco, changed careers to become a real
estate agent for Templeton Company, Grubb Company and finally co-owner of
Marvin Gardens East Bay.


Ron was community-minded and volunteered his time and
talents. He served in the Peace Corps, created the Kensington After School
Enrichment Program, was one of the founders of the Kensington Education
Foundation, was President of the Berkeley Conservatory Ballet, President of the
Kensington Fire District Board, served on the City of Albany Planning
Commission, chaired El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee, and served on
the Board of the West Contra Costa School District Ed Fund.


Ron touched countless lives with his generosity of spirit
and deep love. He was a leader, family man, humanitarian, mentor and friend
with a commitment to being the change he wanted to see in the world.


Memorial services will be held at 1:45pm Sunday, January 12
at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in his memory to “The Sterling Youth Arts and Ed
Fund” to
support his passion for youth arts and education in the East Bay area. Contact
the Berkeley Association of Realtors, 1553 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Berkeley, CA 94709.






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