Douglas W. Shorenstein, real estate developer, Died at 60


Douglas W. Shorenstein was born on February 10, 1955, and died on November 24, 2015.

He was a San Francisco-based real estate developer and former chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Douglas was one of three children born, in San Francisco, California, on February 10, 1955, to real estate developer Walter Shorenstein and Phyllis Finley.

His father was born Jewish and his mother converted to Judaism.

Douglas had two sisters: Broadway producer Carole Shorenstein Hays and CBS news producer and Washington Post journalist Joan Shorenstein (who died of cancer in 1985).

He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and with a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Douglas was married to Lydia Preisler; they had three children: a son, Brandon, and two daughters, Sandra and Danielle.

He was a practitioner of yoga and was a collector of Southeast Asian and Nepalese art with an emphasis on Khmer and Cambodian pieces.

Douglas and his wife were members of the Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Douglas Shorenstein passed away due to illness on November 24, 2015.