Ronald A. Stauber
1929 - 2019
Ronald Anthony Stauber passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, in San Ramon. Ron was 90 years old, born July 23, 1929, in Oakland, child of Anthony (Andy) Wenzel Stauber and Genevieve Anne Kelly.
He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Eleanor Diane (Sullins) Stauber, and his seven children and their spouses, Greg Stauber (Amina) of Harrisonburg, Va.; Lynette Seaton (Robert) of Forest Hills, Calif.; Michael Stauber (Brenda) of Kauai, Hawaii; Chris Stauber (Tara) of Danville; Margaret Storelee (Robert) of Benicia; Madeleine Brown (Michael) of San Ramon; and Nicole Wisotsky (Philip) of Danville, his brother Terry Stauber (Patricia) of Napa, and his 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ron was predeceased by his sister Joyce Joan Coleman of Kirkland, Wash.
Ron grew up in Oakland, graduating from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where on June 1, 1952, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business. Ron and Diane were married on April 24, 1954 in Carmel, California at the Carmel Mission Basilica. The newlyweds moved to Pacific Grove, Calif., where Ron served in the U.S. Army at Fort Ord. Among other accomplishments, Ron received the honor graduate award in his leaders’ course class at Ft. Ord.
Ron worked in commercial real estate for more than 50 years, including a time working with his father at Anthony Stauber Real Estate in Oakland, and from 1993 to 2016 in the Napa, California office of Keegan & Coppin. Ron took over his father’s business when he passed at the age of 62. Ron also worked with his brother Terry for more than 15 years at Capsule, Inc., a startup company making a diverse set of custom products from plastic sheets. Innovative, scrappy, and revolutionary for its time.
Ron and Diane moved their family to Danville in 1969 and joined St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, members of the choir and singing together for more than 40 years. Ron loved his family, and spending time at the beach, around the pool and tending the barbecue. With a wife, seven kids and a dog, traveling with the family was always a memorable experience.
Memorial Services are planned for Friday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Danville.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Valle Verde Care Home in San Ramon for their loving care of Ron over the past year.