In Memory of Edward J. Tiedemann
For people who are familiar with Alta California Regional Center (ACRC), the name Tiedemann is associated with our Chief Operating Officer, Peter. What many might not know is that Alta California Regional Center may not have existed without the assistance of Peter’s father, Edward James Tiedemann. Mr. Tiedemann passed peacefully at his home surrounded by family on August 26th, 2017. He was a highly respected attorney in the Sacramento area for over 50 years. Working as an unpaid volunteer, Mr. Tiedemann prepared the articles of incorporation and the original bylaws that allowed ACRC to come into existence as a non-profit organization. He served as a founding member of ACRC’s Board of Directors and served again as a member in the 1980’s. Additionally, Mr. Tiedemann provided a great deal of pro-bono legal counsel to ACRC over the years.
Mr. Tiedemann shared some of his experiences about the very beginning of ACRC at the 40th Anniversary Celebration event held back in 2010 saying, “that 40 years went by mighty fast!” He was grateful to have played a major role in the creation of ACRC, and was proud of the good work that we do on behalf of our community.
We owe a huge debt to Mr. Tiedemann for his generous contributions and ongoing commitment to serve people with developmental disabilities. He is remembered by friends and colleagues as a true gentleman. He was a man with a quiet, yet strong presence, and he was a selfless advocate for people with developmental disabilities in those early years. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Peter and his family.