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Sherwin Rand

June 30, 1937 - March 20, 2015

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Sherwin Rand

June 30, 1937 -- March 20, 2015

La Jolla

Sherwin Rand, a long-time resident of La Jolla, eager learner, beloved Uncle and friend to many died on the first day of spring Friday, March 20th, 2015

Born June 30, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to Sam and Kay Rand (née Steinberg), Sherwin and his family, including younger sister Carol, later settled in Southern California where he would go on to receive his Bachelor of Engineering degree from UCLA.

While Sherwin's education and background pathed the way for him...

Sherwin Rand

June 30, 1937 -- March 20, 2015

La Jolla

Sherwin Rand, a long-time resident of La Jolla, eager learner, beloved Uncle and friend to many died on the first day of spring Friday, March 20th, 2015

Born June 30, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to Sam and Kay Rand (née Steinberg), Sherwin and his family, including younger sister Carol, later settled in Southern California where he would go on to receive his Bachelor of Engineering degree from UCLA.

While Sherwin's education and background pathed the way for him to work in the Aerospace industry for a number of years, his zest for life, an ever-present entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a strong desire to control his own destiny resulted in an complete about face. In the late 70's, he left the high-tech corporate world behind and opened his own fine-furniture business in San Diego that he ran successfully for 20 years before finally retiring in 1997.

After retirement, Sherwin continued to demonstrate his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Along with numerous hobbies including boating, fishing and photography, he went on to obtain his amature radio operators license, and later, his private pilot license and clocked numerous hours of flying time. Not stopping there, he taught himself computer programming, continued to dabble in high-tech and even conducted scientific research projects of his own design all for the express purpose of challenging his mind and satisfying his desire to learn unique and interesting things while finding new paths of enlightenment.

His greatest joy, however, came from a considerably less technical yet far more sublime source; his Niece Diahana and her two children Thomas and Kaylah, whom he adored as they did him. He very much looked forward to his weekly calls with the family, and was eager for the invasion of the children during the many visits he had with them.

Sherwin was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Barnes, and is survived by his brother-in-law Tom Barnes, niece Diahana Barnes, great nephew Thomas Rauschenberger, great niece Kaylah Harvey, best friend Jean Timmons, and many other friends too numerous to mention.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the San Diego Concert Band, one of Sherwin's favorite pastimes.