Richard Wentworth Vohs

August 14, 1940 - April 17, 2022
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Richard died in his sleep in the early morning of April 17, Easter Sunday, at the age of 82. He was born in San Francisco, CA to Richard Linz and Frances Ellen Vohs. He grew up in Berkeley and took the Key System to San Francisco each day to attend Lick Wilmerding High School. RichardContinue Reading

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Jerdone Davis left a message on April 19, 2023:
Judy and family, I did a search for you during a newscast that focused on Oakland, and I thought of you. Now a year later, may I send you my condolence for your loss of Richard. Know you are still one of the most important people ever to be in my life, and I appreciate your ministry so much. Much love to you from the eastern USA (Clemson, SC). Jerdone Davis
Laura Morland left a message on April 24, 2022:
It is said that all great men (and women) choose their hour of death, and for Richard to join our Lord -- as well his family and friends who preceded him -- in heaven on the most sacred day of the year is a superb testimony to his deep faith. However, it is too soon for me to rejoice in his ascendance. Like many of his friends, I am still in shock and sorrow that Richard left us so abruptly. When the news broke on Easter Monday, I had seen Richard just two weeks before (over Zoom), during a monthly meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference that he so carefully shepherded for countless years. In some ways, I did not know many facts about Richard's life. I didn't realize that he was 81 years old (if I calculate correctly), and I hadn't known that he had "travelled the globe" for 40 years, navigating cargo ships! What I did know is that he was supremely intelligent, keenly observant, and possessed a sardonic sense of humor that belied a tender heart. A few years ago, Richard inspired me to join the conference of St. Vincent de Paul. We are a small group providing a helping hand to people of all backgrounds living in Richard's two cities, Berkeley and Albany. He was our chief and treasurer, keeping careful records of the requests that he and Judy fielded over the years. I am heartbroken that he has left us so soon, but I am comforted that, shortly before his death, Richard inspired another person directly (and two, indirectly) to join our ranks, so that he died in peace, I believe, knowing that his legacy will long endure. I feel certain that the words Richard must have heard as he entered God's loving embrace were the following: "Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Master!"
Byron Bader - CSUMA '61 Class Scribe left a message on April 21, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to Judy in the loss of our CMA '61 Classmate. He will be missed by all but especially by his family. He will NOT be forgotten
Sunset View Mortuary left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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