Senior Center to honor Teresa and Darrell Ramondo


Darrell and Teresa Ramondo have been selected as the 2016 Aged to Perfection Distinguished Citizens.

Aged to Perfection is the Senior Center’s award, honoring someone for their lifetime of work giving back to the community at large. Teresa Ramondo has worked for the Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years, the majority of those as the Executive Director. Darrell, owner of R’s Automotive, is well-known in the area for his involvement in countless efforts.

This will be the first time we’ve honored a couple. Together they have championed the causes of Sebastopol, including the strength of our business community.

Past honorees include Harry Polley, Gail Dutton, Chip Castleberry, Dr. Craig Campbell, Dr. Roger Delgado, Dr. Gary Herzberg, Pauline Pellini, Mark Sell, Joe Gazdowicz, Dan Davis, Bob Cary, and Jim Corbett. A group we’re proud to call our friends.

Aged to Perfection will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For more information call the center at 707-829-2440 or email

Teresa Fisher and Darrell Ramondo were born at Palm Drive hospital in 1950 less than three months apart. They have been part of the fabric of our community ever since. They were married on April 29, 1971, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, and began a wonderful life together. Teresa and Darrell have two children: Nicole and her significant other, Joe Ellwood,  Francesca Ramondo and her significant other, Sean Norton, and one grandchild, Connor James Norton.

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Teresa commits 20 years to business community
Teresa’s career started in Early Child Education, working for a number of day care agencies in and around Sebastopol. She also explored design work, something she loved. Lately, that passion has channeled its way through any number of household projects.

Through the design business, she was first introduced to the Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce. First volunteering, then working at the front desk, Teresa worked her way to the Executive Director position, a job she has had for nearly 20 years.


Darrell helps hundreds as a volunteer firefighter
Darrell is an Air Force veteran. His earlier jobs included working on the Pellini Chevrolet Used Car lot as a detailer. In 1980 be opened R’s Automotive, an auto repair business. R’s Automotive is currently located on Morris Street in Sebastopol.

Darrell has been a volunteer firefighter for Sebastopol Fire Department for a number of years. In that career he helped hundreds of local residents through some very difficult times. He recently retired from that commitment, but still is a volunteer in good standing.


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