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Warren Cleveland Wachs

July 22, 1920 - November 6, 2017

Warren Cleveland Wachs, 97, died November 6, 2017, at his residence in San Francisco. Mr. Wachs was born July 22, 1920, in Lexington, KY, to Fred B. Wachs, Sr. and Jeanne F. Wachs. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Fred B. Wachs, Jr. He was the beloved uncle of Katherine W. Reynolds (Bruce), Fred B. Wachs III (Rita), William W. Wachs (Nancy), all of Lexington, KY, Diane C. Wachs, of Cincinnati, OH, Susan W. Oldfield, of Charlottesville, VA, Jeanne W. Bradford (Jeff), of Nashville, TN, and D. Wickliffe Wachs (Jane), of Augusta, KY, Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Darothy S. Wachs, Lexington, KY, his God-daughter, Sally H. Riden, Vallejo, CA, fifteen great nieces and nephews, and eight great, great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wachs graduated from The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. He served in World War II in the Pacific theater and afterwards returned to Princeton to earn a Master Degree in Architecture. Mr. Wachs practiced architecture in San Francisco, retiring in 1983 to follow his passion as an antiquarian. He was a collector of 18th century English furniture and Asian ceramics, and a great aficionado of Baroque music. He donated much of his collections to museums across the country.
The family is very grateful to the staff at the Sequoias Health Center for their excellent care, and to Liz Strand who loyally assisted him for the last decade of his life. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 1:30 pm, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco, with a reception following. A private interment will be at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115, or the Sequoias Employee Appreciation Fund, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 10, 2017
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