In Memoriam Archives

 

Ron LaBella

December 5th 2022 PST

Ron LaBella =========== SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® Ron LaBella on November 27th at the age of 87. Born in Newark, New Jersey on May 12, 1935, Ron was one of five siblings. In the early 1960s, Ron and his wife Nancy moved out West to Sacramento. Here he built the iconic local company Camelot Realty. Ron joined SAR in May of 1964 and remain a proud REALTOR® for 58 years. Ron became very active with his association, serving on various committees ove ...Continue Reading

Perry Georgallis

November 28th 2022 PST

Perry Georgallis ================ SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® and SAR Icon Pericles "Perry" Georgallis on November 17th at the age of 90. Born in San Francisco, CA, 19-year-old Perry moved to Sacramento in 1951 when he married Kay Thompson, his wife of 57 years until her passing in 2009. He began his residential real estate career with Milano Realty in 1957 after delivering Falstaff beer to all of the Greek restaurants in Old Sacramento. Pe ...Continue Reading

Jerry Kirrene

November 22nd 2022 PST

Gerald Thomas Kirrene ===================== SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® Jerry Kirrene. Jerry moved with his family to Sacramento in 1941. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1953 where he was on the all-city basketball team. He then graduated from The University of Santa Clara in 1957 where he was Student Body President. Before his real estate career, Jerry served as a Lieutenant in the US Army. Jerry was a Member of SAR for over 55 y ...Continue Reading

Roosevelt "Ted" Sullen, Jr.

July 26th 2022 PST

Roosevelt "Ted" Sullen ====================== SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® and real estate mentor Roosevelt "Ted" Sullen, Jr. Before his real estate career, Ted was in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He served his country as a medic on C4 planes, picking up hundreds of injured soldiers and triaging them, keeping them alive until they got to hospitals in Hawaii or Travis AFB, a 13 hour flight one way. Ted first joined SAR over ...Continue Reading

Clay Sigg

June 22nd 2022 PST

Clay Sigg ========= It is with heavy hearts that SAR announces the passing of long time REALTOR®, SAR Past President, and C.A.R. Director for Life, Clay Sigg. Clay passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022, surrounded by those he loved. Clay was the eldest of two children born on October 5th, 1950, to Robert William Sigg and Patricia Genevieve Davies. In 1968, Clay began his college career at the University of California at Davis, majoring in History and playing Aggies college baseball ...Continue Reading

Clay Sigg

June 21st 2022 PST

Clay Sigg ========= It is with heavy hearts that SAR announces the passing of long time REALTOR®, SAR Past President, and C.A.R. Director for Life, Clay Sigg. Clay passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022, surrounded by those he loved. Clay was the eldest of two children born on October 5th, 1950, to Robert William Sigg and Patricia Genevieve Davies. In 1968, Clay began his college career at the University of California at Davis, majoring in History and playing Aggies college baseball ...Continue Reading

Helen Smotherman

June 21st 2022 PST

Helen Smotherman ================ SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time SAR Member Helen Smotherman on June 5th. Helen I. Smotherman was a member of SAR for 30+ years, first joining back in November 1983. Her decades-long career as a Certified Residential Appraiser left a great impact on the real estate industry. Helen served as President of the American Society of Appraisers, was one of the first two female HUD/FHA appraisers in the nation, was a mentor to numerous apprais ...Continue Reading

Barbara Cook

April 29th 2022 PST

Barbara Cook ============ SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® Barbara Jean Cook on April 12th. A local real estate icon, Barbara was the co-founder of Cook Realty, an independent local real estate company. Barbara and her husband Frank started Cook Realty 48 years ago in Sacramento and the company still thrives, operating out of the historic 1908 brick building on Freeport Blvd. Barbara first joined SAR in the mid 1970s. Born and raised in Sacramento and a C. ...Continue Reading

Carole Goodin

February 17th 2022 PST

Carole Goodin ============= SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® Carole Goodin on January 28th. Carole passed away peacefully at her home in Gold River. Born in Denver and raised in Sacramento, she attended St. Patrick's School, C.K. McClatchy High School and University of Arizona, pledging Pi Beta Phi. Carole earned her real estate license in 1985 and was a Member of SAR for nearly three decades, serving on the SAR Board of Directors, the Masters Club Ste ...Continue Reading

Deno Paoli

February 3rd 2022 PST

Deno Paoli ========== SAR is saddened to announce the passing of long time REALTOR® and SAR Past President Deno Paoli on January 8th. He was a spry and active 95-year-old prior to contracting Covid-19. Deno was born at Sutter Hospital (28th & L Street, Sacramento) and grew up on 49th Street, known as Little Italy. As a first-generation American, he spoke only Italian until entering kindergarten. He was blessed with loving parents, and a sweet little sister. His mother, Marie, show ...Continue Reading
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Sacramento Association of REALTORS®

Member Information Privacy Policy

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® (SAR) provides this policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our members and to make you aware of the uses made of your member information by SAR.

Confidential: In general, all member information provided to SAR by their members is treated as confidential and SAR uses their best efforts to keep such information confidential and prevent unauthorized use. Except for the limited situations described in this policy, SAR will not use your member information for any purpose without your consent. In addition, we do not provide any information pertaining to: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information concerning the sexual orientation or marital status of any individual.

SAR Member Communications: From time to time, SAR will use your preferred contact information to send you membership communications and publications. Forexample, members of SAR receive a monthly newsletter and we will need to access and use your preferred mailing address to send you this publication. "Preferred contact information" as used in this section and the remainder of the privacy policy is the information pertaining to your name, email address, preferred mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers which you indicated to SAR is your preferred contact information to receive communications.

Member Requests: You may contact SAR and make requests. In order to respond to your request, we may need to access and use your member information. For example, we may need to access your preferred mailing address to send you the information you requested.

Membership Directory: As one of the benefits of membership with SAR we make available on our web site (www.sacrealtor.org) a searchable database of our members called the "Membership Directory." The purpose of this directory is to assist the public in locating and contacting our members. The member information made available through the Membership Directory is intended to contain only the business contact information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available your personal home address or telephone number in the Membership Directory. If you would like to be removed from the Membership Directory, please see section 9 of the privacy policy, "Choice/Opting Out." If you have corrections or updates to the directory, please the section 10, "Corrections/Updates."

Names of Directors and Committee Members; Use of Business Contact Information: Use of Business Contact Information. For use by SAR members and for purposes of conducting SAR Board of Directors meetings, we make available on our web site and in other print and electronic formats the names of those members serving as directors or committee members of SAR. In addition, in order to provide meeting related information and to send official notices, we access and use the business contact information of SAR directors and committee members, including email and business mailing addresses.

Third Parties: From time to time, SAR makes your business contact information available to approved companies to enable them to notify you about products and services. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available your personal home addresses or telephone number to third parties. If you do not want your business contact information to be provided to third parties, please see section 9 of this privacy policy, "Choice/Opting Out."

Request from the Public: If the public contacts SAR and requests information regarding one of our members, we may check our member database and verify to the public whether the person(s) is in fact a member of SAR. We may also provide the public with the name and telephone number of the firm with whom the member is affiliated. However, in no event will we provide personal information to the public unless required by a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in case of imminent physical harm to the public or other members.

Orders/Credit Card Information: SAR sells various real estate related products and services to its members. In order to process and complete orders, we may need to access your member information. This information will only be used to process your order. If you pay for your products or services by credit card, we will need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date, which is used solely to complete your order and otherwise kept confidential.

Choice/Opting Out: SAR recognizes the importance of your privacy. If you do not want your member information displayed or used in one or more of the manners described above, please follow these procedures. To opt out of having your name and business contact information included in the Membership Directory, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Online Information. Please be sure to specify that you want to be removed from the Membership Directory Online. To insure your request is processed in a timely manner, please provide your name, address, email address, phone number and broker's name. It may take up to (6) six weeks for SAR to process your request. Your name may be reproduced in the Membership Directory during this time period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. To opt out of having your business contact information provided to third parties, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Third Party Opt Out. To insure your request is processed in a timely manner, please provide your name, address, email address, phone number and broker's name. It may take up to (6) six weeks for SAR to process your request. You may continue to receive third party communications during this time period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. PLEASE NOTE: If you are serving as a director or committee member of SAR you cannot opt out of having your name reproduced and your business contact information used in the manner described in Section 5 above.

Corrections/Updates: If there is member information about you that SAR maintains which needs to be corrected or updated, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Corrections.

Changes in This Policy: From time to time, SAR may need to change this privacy policy to better meet the needs of our members. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Such changes may be made without prior notice. We encourage you to periodically check this privacy policy statement for the changes we make. Changes to this policy will be effective when posted on SAR's web site unless determined otherwise by the SAR Board of Directors. Revised September, 2015