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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jill Hanna, a beloved member of Orange County REALTORS®. Jill worked in real estate for 48 years, providing value to her clients and colleagues alike. A Celebration of Life was held on May 16th, in San Juan Capistrano. She will be greatly
We are saddened to announce the passing of Chuck Costello, who was a beloved member of the association. Chuck served his community throughout his 40+ years in the real estate industry and helped countless individuals achieve the American dream of homeownership. He will be greatly missed. Chuck's
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our President, Jeffrey Jackson. In March, Jeffrey informed the OCR membership that he was to undergo radiation treatment for the recurrence of cancer he had defeated fifteen years earlier. He expressed his
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Plattos, a beloved Orange County REALTORS® member. Bill was active in the community, serving as an OCR, CAR, and NAR director, and participating in various committees. He last worked at First Team, where he was beloved by his colleagues
On March 25th, 2024, OCR members gathered at UCI for Orange County REALTORS®' Annual Membership Meeting and Market Forecast. Attendees heard a Treasurer's report from Charleen Nagata Newhouse, a legal update from Gov Hutchinson, and a report on Orange County's housing market from Steven Thomas.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Liz) Koren, a beloved former Orange County REALTORS® Member. Liz, a long-time REALTOR® in Mission Viejo, passed away on February 10, 2024. Liz was a very well-loved and respected REALTOR® for many many years here in Orange County.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former REALTOR® member, Gordon Keith Livingston. Gordon was a REALTOR® for 40 years and was most recently Broker of Gordon Livingston Realty. Gordon passed on August 21, 2023 in Lima, Peru with his wife, Consuelo Galdos-Livingston, by his
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nipper Larson, a beloved Orange County REALTORS® Affiliate member. A celebration of life will be held on March 31st at the San Clemente Community Center. Doors open at 9:30am, with the service being held from 10am - 1pm. Breakfast will be
We are saddened to announce Ann Harck, Broker Associate member of Orange County REALTORS® for more than 40 years, recently passed away in Northern California with family surrounding her after bravely fighting several serious health conditions. She and her husband of 54 years, Norman Harck, lived in
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member, Sally Dickson. Sally passed away on July 8th, 2022. No services are planned. At Sally's request, her ashes will be spread in the ocean by her family members.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member. Harrison's friends and colleagues are invited to a Celebration of Life. Wednesday, June 29 | 1:00 PM St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 600 St. Andrews Road Newport Beach, CA 92663
BARBARA LEE KRONE January 08, 1936 – January 17, 2022 Orange County REALTORS is saddened to announce the passing of Barbara “Bobbi” Krone. Bobbi passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 86. She was born in Newburgh, New York to John and Loretta Russell. She
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved member, Rich Steinhoff. H. Richard Steinhoff aka “Rich” or “Poppy” was the beloved husband of Elaine. Together for more than 35 years, they shared a beautiful life together that included so much happiness, laughter, endless beach
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Jo Chris Reinert
February 3, 1935 - January 28, 2021 Jo Chris Reinert, of Laguna Niguel, California passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of January 28, 2021. Jo was the beloved (Italian) wife of Gary James Reinert for 48 years. Born in Buffalo, New York, Jo was the daughter of Charles and
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Patrick DeLorenzo
Patrick John DeLorenzo, 62, Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Godfather and Friend, died peacefully at his home in Mission Viejo, California on December 22, 2020. Pat was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13th, 1958 to parents Pasquale DeLorenzo & Allene Kershner DeLorenzo, who predeceased him.
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John Alesi
Orange County REALTORS® is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member, John Alesi, on January 15, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. John was a friend, colleague, REALTOR®, and incredibly talented drummer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, John's Celebration of Life will
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former REALTOR® member, Mark Ryan. Mark was born on December 21, 1954 and was a REALTOR® for over 40 years. He was most recently Broker of South Coast Realty. Mark succumbed to cancer and passed on Saturday, August 29, 2020. A service will
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member, Nancy Hunt. Nancy dedicated years of service to the real industry at the local, state, and national level. She will be greatly missed and our deepest condolences go out to the Hunt family.
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Dave Romero
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing for a former REALTOR® member, David Romero. Dave passed peacefully on March 9, 2020 after a 4-year long battle with declining health. If you wish to pay your respects, Dave has been laid to rest at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA.
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We are delighted to announce that the Leadership & Personal Development Committee has selected twenty outstanding candidates to participate in the Orange County REALTORS® 4th Annual Leadership Academy. Competition for these limited spots was strong, and we congratulate the following people for their
Orange County REALTORS®, confirmed today that several members had been appointed to leadership and advisory positions by the California Association of REALTORS®, one of the largest state trade associations in the United States with more than 190,000 members. Melissa Chelius appointed as member of
In Memoriam: Jan Savage (1939-2019) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former Affiliate member, Jan Savage. Jan L. Savage of Lake Forest, took his last flight – he Flew West – on Saturday, June 1, 2019, exactly one month before his 80th Birthday. Jan most recently worked with
Thank you to all of the candidates who participated and all of our members that voted! The following candidates (in no particular order) were elected to serve as OC REALTORS® Directors, 2020-2022:

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