John Lebaron Obituary

John  Lebaron
John Lebaron

October 22, 1928 - February 19, 2014


Photographer and teacher John LeBaron was a fourth-generation Sonoma County resident,who grew up in Valley Ford, hiking the coastal hills and valleys which would later become subjects of his work. A graduate of Tomales High School, Santa Rosa Junior College and, in later life, Sonoma State University, John spent 20 years as a photojournalist and more than 30 years as photography instructor at SRJC. His work has been shown in galleries and exhibits throughout Northern California. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Gaye LeBaron,Santa Rosa; his daughter Suzanne LeBaron, Oakland; his son Anthony LeBaron, Santa Rosa, and his grandson, Trenton LeBaron Potter, Oakland. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, served in the California National Guard for 12 years and was a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the Sonoma County Press Club and Empire Runners.