Supporting Holly & Stella in Memory of Avner Sofer

Avner Sofer left us much too soon and it’s with a very heavy heart that we mourn the loss of an incredible person. Avner passed away in his sleep on June 16th, and is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Holly Selvig, daughter Stella (age 6), son Sharrone, and 3 grandchildren. He was a loving husband, a kind father, and a dear friend who emanated happiness.

These attributes were on full display as he lovingly walked his daughter to school each morning, joined her in song and dance performances at block parties, or frequently checked on her while she watched him on the tennis court. They were on display as he cared for Holly in her time of sickness and adventured with her in times of health.  Avner’s love for his family was palpable to all around him. 

Avner started his law office, Sofer Law, 17 years ago. Through this work, he supported his family, carved out time to pursue his hobbies , and developed lasting friendships with many of his clients.  Avner’s true loves were spending time with his family and friends, playing music, song writing, and of course, tennis. When not with his family you could usually find him at his home away from home, the Mt. Tam Racquet Club where he captained USTA teams and was instrumental in building a close-knit community of tennis enthusiasts. 

There is so much more to say, and it’s impossible to include it all on this page. One thing is clear; he touched the lives of so many and our loss will be felt in the days, months, and years to come. We invite you to read tributes to Avner or add your own at

Avner’s legal practice was the primary source of income for his family and the loss of it will be significant. Our donation goal is to initially raise $88,000 to help  the family’s immediate financial needs. Then, we hope to raise another $180,000 for Stella's college fund. Please consider generously supporting them during this difficult time.

As we grieve this tremendous loss, we will forever be blessed by Avner's memory. 
Thank you. 



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Holly Tate 
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