In Memoriam

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Marvelene Weyer

Long-time REALTOR® Marvelene Arly Jean Weyer, passed away on July 11th in her Elk Grove home surrounded by her family. Originally born in Ashley, North Dakota, Marvelene family relocated to California in 1952. In 1972 she would meet her true love, Jack Weyer. She and Jack eventually relocated to Elk Grove, CA, and their “forever” home. Marvelene was a very successful REALTOR® for 30 years, 23 years with Lyon Real Estate. This marvelous woman joined SAR in 1987 and positively touched the lives of many members. Known for her warm, generous spirit, Marvelene served as president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® during two different terms and was a WCR State Governor. She also served as a valued member of a number of SAR committees over the years.

Richard and Suejoy Bristow

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Richard Alden and Susan Joy Bristow while on their final adventure together. Richard was a well known and respected REALTOR® based out of Carmichael and SueJoy will be remembered as an outstanding artist, skilled in writing and painting. An SAR Member since 1973, Richard was known for his business savvy and mentored many agents throughout his distinguished real estate career. Richard and SueJoy's unwavering zest for life and love for each other was truly inspiring. They will be missed dearly by all who knew them.

Chuck Manly

We are saddened to annouce the passing of long-time REALTOR® and SAR cornerstone Chuck Manly. Chuck joined SAR in 1967 and led the Association as President in 1977. He was instrumental in fighting for diverstiy among the leaders of the Association and never missed an opportunity to help those in need. Many will remember Chuck spreading holiday cheer with mistletoe around Christmas as well as his seemingly inexhaustable supply of Brach's Star Brite mint candies. Although his health had been failing and he became bed-ridden he did not want to relinquish his REALTOR® status and passed away on April 11, 2018 as a SAR Member of over 50 years. Those that knew him can attest that few could match his dedication to the industry as well as the Association. Chuck will be missed by all, but his legacy will live on forever.

Casimir Noel David

We are saddened to announce the passing of longtime REALTOR® Casimir Noel David on April 29. He earned his real estate license in 1969 and soon began a real estate dynasty which now extends over 3 generations. This family business included his wife Millicent "Mike" David, brother John "Tony" David, son John David, daughter in-law Kirsten David, granddaughter Heather David, daughter Michelle Lehman, son-in-law Dave Lehman, grandson Daniel Lehman, and grandson Mark Lehman. What a legacy! He loved watching sports and has been a Kings fan since day one of moving to Sacramento and was an even bigger fan of his kids, grandkids, nephews & niece in all their sports and activities. He also helped start Bobbie Sox softball in Fair Oaks and was instrumental in forming Northern California Girls Softball Association. He will be greatly missed by many, but his legacy will live on forever.

Barbara Lee Traylor

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of longtime REALTOR® Barbara Traylor on April 22. Barbara earned her real estate license in 1979 and became an SAR Member that same year, first joining the office of Red Carpet - Lee Storms Properties. Over the years her real estate career took her to different brokerages, including Sun Valley REALTORS®, Great Western Real Estate, and CB Caminiti. Many of her colleagues soon became close friends. In addition to real estate, another passion of Barbara's was traveling the world with her friends. Her desire for adventure led her to explore Africa, China, Peru, Aruba, and many other exotic locales. Barbara will always be remembered as a beautiful, energetic, and humorous mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the ultimate hostess, cook, and life of the party. Her enthusiastic energy touched everyone around her. Barbara will be greatly missed by many and memories of her will be cherished forever by all who knew her .

Viola Mitchell

Long-time REALTOR® Viola Mitchell entered into rest on March 24, 2018. Viola began her real estate career by earning her real estate license in 1974 and has been a SAR Member since 1989. She most recently held her license with Excel Realty, Inc. based out of the Roseville office. She will be missed by many family, friends, and colleagues.

Ron Kramnic

SAR is saddened to annouce the passing of long-time Folsom resident and REALTOR® Ron Kramnic. After retiring from a 30+ year career as a high school teacher/librarian with the Grant District, Ron began a second career as a REALTOR® During his 20+ year career in the real estate industry, he became a top producer and a member of the SAR Masters Club. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rita Joy, and many family members who will miss him dearly.

Patricia Rodgers-Sabatke

It is with heavy hearts that we annouce the passing of long-time Sacramento REALTOR® Patricia Rodgers-Sabatke. Pat passed away peacefully over the weekend of January 27th. Pat has been a licensed real estate agent since 1976, an SAR Member since 1990 and associated with the Fair Oaks Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties office for more than 20 years, dating back to when the company was Coldwell Banker Diez and Leis. For those that knew Pat, they will always remember her as a person that cared for everyone and had a positive personality. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Darlene Byerley

Long-time Sacramento REALTOR® Lois "Darelen" Byerley passed away peacefully on December 11th, 2017. Darlene joined SAR in May 1977 and enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate, building many friends and colleagues along the way. She was known for being "the hostess with the mostest." Darlene's vivacious spirit always made life fun and lively; however she subtly made a strong effort to do one kind act each day. To no surprise, Darlene modeled her life by her favorite quote: "Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."
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Eileen Dayton

It is with great sadness that SAR reports the passing of long-time REALTOR®, Eileen Dayton, on October 29th, 2017 while she was surrounded by family. Eileen was a very successful REALTOR® with Century 21 until she retired in 2010, after 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and their children and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Debra Novo

SAR is deeply saddened to report the sudden, yet peaceful, passing of Debra Ann Novo on October 9th, 2017. An SAR member since 1999, she ran a succesful property management company with her husband, Richard Novo, Sr., who predeceased her last year. She will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

Margaret Mayer

Life-long Sacramento resident and long-time REALTOR®, Margaret Mayer, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 11th, 2017, at the age of 97. Margaret had a successful career as a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential for many years. She will be greatly missed.

Marge Reid

With deep sadness SAR reports the passing of a pioneering Sacramento REALTOR®, Marjorie Reid, on October 7th, 2017, at the age of 90. Over her 43 year career she worked with Lyon Real Estate as senior vice president, and was a life member of the Masters Club. Marjorie's legacy will continue with the family brokerage, Reid & Price Properties, that she started with her daughter and son-in-law in 2012.

Karen Roberts

SAR is deeply saddened to report the passing of long time REALTOR® Karen Roberts on August 3rd, 2017. A member since 2005, Karen was widely known in the real estate community and as a lender with National Equity Mortgage for many years. Karen will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her colleagues at National Equity Real Estate Sales.

Fadra Baker

SAR is sad to report the passing of long time REALTOR® Fadra Baker. Fadra most recently worked with F. Gregory Estates. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

Bill Vogel

SAR is sad to report the passing of long time REALTOR® and SAR Past President Bill Vogel at the age of 90. Bill grew up in midtown Sacramento, developing life-long friendships and a love for this city. Bill found his true calling in the real estate business, working with various firms before forming his own company, Vogel Properties. During this time he was active in several organizations associated with the industry and served as President of SAR in 1973. His legacy lives on and he will be greatly missed by family, friends, and many colleagues.

Wayne Burd

With much sadness, we announce that long–time REALTOR® Wayne Burd passed away on March 12th, 2017. Wayne obtained his real estate license in 1969 and spent the last 25 years affiliated with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, mostly in the Folsom area.

Lorraine Lightle

Lorraine Lightle passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2017. Lori was an SAR Member for over 15 years and she was well known as a REALTOR® in the Elk Grove area. She will be missed by all. View her full obituary »

Mark Whisler

It is with deep sadness that SAR announces the passing of long time REALTOR and Property Manager Mark Whisler. Mr. Whisler passed away on February 19th, 2017. Mark was a Member of SAR for over 25 years. After earning his BA at UC Berkeley in 1975, Mark settled in Sacramento and began his 40+ year real estate career, becoming a leader in the local financial and real estate industry with his businesses Whisler Financial Group and Whisler Land Company. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, coworkers and clients.
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Robert Winger

It is with deep sadness that SAR announces the passing of long time REALTOR® and Property Manager Robert Winger at the age of 74. Mr. Winger passed peacefully on the morning of February 3, 2017.

Robert was a Member of SAR for nearly 30 years and was well known and well liked throughout the local real estate/property management industry. Robert was also very involved with the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). He will be greatly missed by many.
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