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22 January 2021

In Memoriam: John Bedecarré, 1922-2021

John Bedecarré

John Bedecarré passed away at his home in Concord on January 13. A WWII veteran, businessman and later a school teacher, Bedecarré discovered a passion for family history while in his fifties. He embarked on a decades-long research quest that resulted in a massive book, The Bedecarré Family History, available at the CGS Library in Oakland as well as other libraries and history centers around the United States. John was a leader of the Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society, and was for many years a member of CGS. He was generous in sharing information about our classes and other activities and connecting genealogy enthusiasts throughout the Bay Area. He is warmly remembered by many.

A detailed obituary and account of John's life can be found in the East Bay Express.

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