Resident of Orinda
Eric Heinz Doberenz died suddenly of heart failure on Dec. 28, 2013.
Born in Leipzig, Germany on Aug 14, 1930. He grew up in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. Eric was married to Karoline Grevstad for 56 years. He worked for Chevron for 38 years. After retiring, Eric was able to enjoy extensive traveling, hiking, biking and golfing with close friends and family. Eric was a Master Mason and a member of the Oakland Ski Club.
Eric had 4 children and 4 beloved grandchildren with whom he was able to spend a lot of time, as they all lived in the Bay Area. Kirk and Carolyn Doberenz and daughter Erica; Dr's Mark and Kristi Swimmer and sons, Blake and Kevin; Georges and Jillian Auberger and son, Sean.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 1, 2014