Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 05:00:23 :
Monday, March 24, 1980
A private funeral has been held for William U. Remensperger of Belvedere, a longtime San Francisco auto dealer and a leader in Masonic activities.
Remensperger died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born and reared in San Francisco and lived there until moving to Marin 26 years ago. He and his wife had lived in Sausalito and Tiburon before moving to Belvedere seven years ago.
Remensperger was in the automobile business for 50 years, operating Remensperger Brothers in San Francisco until he retired about 15 years ago. He was a past president of the Motor Car Dealers Association.
He also served on the Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District board when he lived in Sausalito.
He was a 50-year member of the Order of Demolay and Red Cross of Honor, 50-year member of Oriental Lodge, past high priest of San Francisco chapter, commander of California Commandery No. 1 of Knights Templar and past captain of the drill team, past captain of Islam Patrol, grand commander of Knights Templar of the State of California, member of the Scottish Rite, head of the Red Cross of Constantine and Impressario of the Royal Order of Jesters.
He also founded the Sons in Retirement in Marin and served as director and governor for the organization.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine of the family home; one son, William Remensperger Jr. of New York; one daughter, Katherine Camacho of Honolulu; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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