Stefanie Wayson Passes Sept. 5

(Courtesy of Tom Wayson)
Stefanie Wayson (1941-2022), who passed away Sept. 5, was an avid patron of the Orinda Library. “In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Friends of the Orinda Library,” said son, Tom Wayson.

    Stefanie Wayson passed away in her sleep on Sept. 5. She is survived by her son Tom Wayson and grandsons Charles and Paul Wayson. She is predeceased by her husband Richard “Dennis” Wayson and brother Juan “Jay” Rodrigo.
    Stefanie and Dennis moved to Orinda in 1985, where she lived for over 30 years. During that time, she worked as a data analyst for American President Lines in Oakland and then for VISA in Foster City. Stefanie and Dennis were active in the Orinda Newcomers Club, and Stefanie was an avid patron of the Orinda Library, where she stocked up on books on tape for her long commute and novels to read while curled up with her kitties.
    Stefanie grew up in Greenbrae and was the eldest of nine cousins, many of whom grew up in Orinda. After graduating from Redwood High School, she went to Stanford for her Bachelors Degree and then Cornell for her Masters in engineering, where she met Dennis. When it came time for them to move to California, Stefanie thought Orinda would be a wonderful place to raise their family, and she was right.
    Stefanie was a loving mother, a fun-loving grandmother, beloved sister, admired cousin and dear friend. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Friends of the Orinda Library.
    A Celebration of Life was held Sep. 24 at Woodhall, but a virtual memorial can be found at:

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