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b2ap3_thumbnail_Dick_Lorenz_photo.jpg In Memoriam: Richard "Dick" Dean Lorenz
(1936-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved member, Richard "Dick" Dean Lorenz. Dick, 80, passed away from complications of recently diagnosed lymphoma, at Kindred Hospital in Westminster, California, July 5, 2017, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He earned a BS degree in Finance from California State University, Long Beach in 1970 and his California Real Estate License from the Department of Real Estate in 1976. He continued to be an active and well respected member of the real estate community. 

A celebration of life event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in the Huntington Beach area. Please RSVP to ShareYourMemories.RLorenz@gmail.com or call/text Blaire Melatti 714-767-0794. His family invites you to email your memories, stories and photos with them. A compilation of these memories will be shared at the celebration of life event.
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b2ap3_thumbnail_Brian_Fraser_photo.jpg In Memoriam: Brian Fraser
(1978-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a beloved member of the real estate community as a result of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1. Brian Fraser, 39, was with friends and family at the Route 91 Harvest festival when his life was cut short. Brian most recently was employed as vice president of sales at Greenpath, a Southern California mortgage company.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help with family with this unexpected loss. If you wish to donate, click here.
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b2ap3_thumbnail_JanWitheeBobst_photo.jpg In Memoriam: Jan Withee Bobst

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved member, Jan Withee Bobst. Jan was in the Escrow Industry from 1970 to 1994, and was involved in OCEA, AEA, OCAR and RIAOC.  She owned Jan Withee Escrows (later, JW Escrows) from 1980 until her retirement. Daughters Karen Withee and Tari Coleman followed her into the industry, where they continue to work. Jan was predeceased by her daughter Debbie Withee Fielden, a Certified Escrow Officer who served as OCEA’s 1995 President. 

Viewing:                    
Friday, October 6, 2017                               
2:00 – 3:00 PM                                   
Heritage-Dilday Memorial Services
17911 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
 

Celebration of Life:  
Sunday, October 15, 2017                           
12:00 – 4:00 PM
El Bekal Shrine Center
1320 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806 

  • Color scheme
    • Scarlet and Gold – the U.S. Marine Corps and Shriners International colors
  • Lunch buffet will be served. *
    • Please RSVP prior to Oct. 12 for the catering head count, either through “Messenger,” or via email: taricoleman1@gmail.com 

Burial:                       
Friday, October 20, 2017                             
12:00 – 12:30PM *
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 

* Please arrive in time to line up at noon for the caravan to the burial site, where the service will take place from precisely 12:15 – 12:30 PM


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If you were unable to attend our most recent MLS Forum or just want a refresher on the topics. You can view a video recording of the event below.

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We are delighted to announce that the Leadership Development Committee has selected twenty outstanding candidates to participate in the Orange County REALTORS® 2nd Annual Leadership Academy. Competition for these limited spots was strong, and we congratulate the following people for their successful application and acceptance.  It is the mission of the academy to give participants the confidence to embrace the responsibility to serve as a leader in the real estate industry and beyond. The eight-month program begins on September 12, 2017.

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Cassandra Amos

RE/MAX Fine Homes Inc

Edward Arce

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Matt Cortex

First Team Real Estate

Olesya Drozdova

Keller Williams Realty Irvine

Leslie Eskildsen

Realty One Group Inc

Spencer Hoo

Re/Max Premier Realty

Laurie Johnson

Keller Williams Realty

Sherrie LeVan

Prime OC Properties, Inc.

Jonathan Leonhardt

Keller Williams Realty

Yami Martinez

Altamar Real Estate

Larry Paul

Thrive Financial/Lawrence D. Paul, Broker

Joyce Purvis

Coldwell Banker Mission Viejo

Hanz Radlein

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Mary Rampone

Regency Real Estate Brokers

Tamara Romano

Summit Funding

Jessica Siguenza

Finance of America Mortgage

Kevin Smith

First Team Real Estate

Lynne Suzanski

Coast to Canyon Real Estate

Tina Vo

Realty One Group Inc.

Lisa Yi

NextHome Coastal

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