In Memoriam

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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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