Bear Creek Association

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Ernest Wertheim

4 Aug 2020 11:08 AM | Beth Scanlan (Administrator)

On August 4th, long-time BCA member Ernest Wertheim passed at the age of 100. He will be fondly remembered by our community. Ernest is survived by his sons Rick and Andy, as well as his grandson Brian. His wife, Margrit Wertheim, passed in 2017. Ernest was born on Dec. 30, 1919, and lived a fascinating (and during his early years, quite perilous) life. As detailed in his memoir, "Chasing Spring," Ernest fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and arrived in America, where he later served in WWII. He settled in San Francisco in 1940 to practice landscape architecture. He built his home in Alpine Meadows in the early 1960's and served several terms as a director on the BCA board, including as President 1977-1978.  Rest in Peace, Ernest.

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