Douglass MacKenzie Eberhardt, the CEO and Chairman of the Board for the Bank of Stockton, died Nov. 8 following a brief illness. He was 80 years old.
Eberhardt was a lifelong resident of Stockton, attending Victory School, Stockton High School, Stockton College and University of the Pacific. He earned degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Controllership.
He followed in the footsteps of his father, Roman Leslie Eberhardt, in the leadership of the bank, which has 19 locations throughout the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills, including locations in Pine Grove and Angels Camp.
Eberhardt became the CEO of the bank in 1994, when the former CEO, his brother Robert Eberhardt, died unexpectedly. Douglass M. Eberhardt II, his son, serves as the current Bank of Stockton president.
He oversaw the bank during its 150-year anniversary in 2017.
“It’s a tribute to the institution that it’s still in business today,” Eberhardt said in an interview. “There are an awful lot of financial institutions out there that aren’t here today. We’re very fortunate that we have a structure that has allowed us to remain an independent bank serving local communities.”
The senior Eberhardt is survived by his wife of 57 years Margaret Eberhardt (Mell); son, Douglass M. Eberhardt II (Deanna); daughter Joan Mell Eberhardt Snider (Kevin); grandchildren, Allison Eberhardt, MacKenzie Snider and Samantha Snider; sister, Charlotte Ann Eberhardt and many other nieces and nephews.
Services have not been announced yet.