Ralph C. Farrar, Jr.

July 2, 1923 - February 15, 2016
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Ralph C. Farrar, Jr., 92, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
He leaves his daughter, Lynn Balsdon; granddaughters, Stacey Cormaci and Shelley Saunders; grandson Ralph Balsdon and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ethel and his daughter, Leslie.
Mr. Farrar was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to the Bay Area as a child with his family in the late 1920s. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1942 after which he enjoyed a long, successful career in the Richmond area in the Automotive Repair industry. He was the owner operator of Pacific Body Works for close to three decades. Ralph was a long time member of the Benevolent and Protective order of the Elks and served as Exalted Ruler of the Richmond Lodge in 1973.
In the mid 60s he and Ethel moved to Martinez where he became the owner and manager of several real estate rental properties for over 50 years.
Ralph was loved by his family and friends for his fun loving and generous spirit. While never bashful about voicing his opinion, he was fiercely loyal to his family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito. Interment will be private at Sunset View Cemetery.

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Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: July 2, 1923
Died: February 15, 2016

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Charmetta Mann posted on 2/21/16

Oh, Lynn, my heart goes out to you with the loss of your Dad. Ralph, Bob & George were part of life since the 1940s and I will truly miss him. Just wanted you to know how very sorry I am to learn of his passing. With deepest sympathy, Charmetta