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Independent Journal
Saturday, June 30, 1984
B 4

Marcel Roy Ehrer

Marcel Roy Ehrer, Marin County senior citizen of the year in 1977, died Friday at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael at age 83.

Mr. Ehrer, a retired Pacific Telephone employee, had lived in Mill Valley for nearly 40 years.

He was selected as the county's top senior citizen because of this many contributions to the community. He had helped other seniors prepare their income tax forms and aided in making home repairs. He also did repairs on recording machines used for Talking Books for the blind.

Mr. Ehrer, a native of San Francisco, graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco and the University of California at Berkeley.

He was an employee with Pacific Telephone's revenue accounting offices in Sacramento and San Francisco for 38 years.

After retiring in 1961, he and his wife traveled across the globe three times. An avid photographer, Mr. Ehrer often showed his travel slides to friends and groups at convalescent hospitals and senior citizen meetings. He also enjoyed carpentry work and built his own home.

Mr. Ehrer was a 50-year member of the Masonic Fraternity and a past patron of Temple Chapter 513 in Sacramento. He was on the board of directors of Whistlestop in Marin and a member of the Strawberry Seniors. In addition, Mr. Ehrer was a volunteer with the Small Business Administration.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frieda Ehrer of Mill Valley.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Valley Community Church. The family prefers contributions to the Masonic Home, Whistlestop, or Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco.

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