Alvin Ehrhardt was a member of the Shriners Masonic Lodge in Redding, and friends of his said he was a generous and wonderful man.
Friends also called him the 'Penny Man,' because he made a goal to collect one million pennies and donate the money to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Sacramento.
"He started out with seven pennies somebody gave him," said fellow mason Dennis Carr.
"Somebody asked him for his two cents worth, and he was at a luncheon and came back to his seat, and there were seven-to-eight pennies where he was sitting," said acquaintance Kelly Bickett, who co-owns Northern California Insurance in Redding.
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