Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell

Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell

We are incredibly grateful for the love, support, prayers, visits, and food sent to us. We know CWS was with us all the way.

There would be no Gary and CWS without Roneet. She was the catalyst for me finding CWS and getting the job and I am convinced I would not have had the success I have had without her pushing me to keep improving, demanding more of myself and of others, and being a clear-headed sounding board to tell me when I was falling short. She also contributed to the company by her invaluable contributions to AIM, her way of being and work ethic that conveyed she held herself to the highest standards and expected that of others, and the relationships she formed with our employees, their spouses, as well as some of our investors.

The financial success I have experienced was only meaningful to me for two reasons. It was a byproduct of the collective idea generation and execution of those ideas in ways that generated a lot of value to our investors. And on a more personal level, it was a way of creating more options for Roneet and I and our kids to help us grow and live life more meaningfully. My material desires are modest but when partnered with Roneet the entire world opened up to us.  With her gone it will never be the same as the fruits of my labor can now no longer be shared together.

She loved the people at CWS so much and, as she formed even deeper relationships with many of our folks over the last few years, it became another aspect of our lives that became more intertwined. I want to thank them for being so warm and open to her.

CWS helped bring us even closer together and for that, I will forever be grateful.

Roneet Carmell and Harry

Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell

1964 – 2018

If you would like to make a donation in Roneet’s honor, the Carmell family has requested donations be made to the following charitable organizations. 

The Roneet Carmell Memorial Endowment Fund

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I made the decision to honor her by establishing the Roneet Carmell Memorial Endowment fund at UCI Medical Center benefiting the exemplary work of Dr. Yama Akbari a world-renowned neurologist who provided invaluable consultation to help us make some very difficult decisions regarding Roneet’s care. Dr. Akbari responded to an email from a family friend who is a doctor to see if he could come and evaluate Roneet and give the Carmell family a second opinion. He responded to the email that night and came the next day and was so extraordinary and helped bring closure for the family. Dr. Akbari is the embodiment of Hineni!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles:  The Epilepsy Foundation focuses on leading the fight to end epilepsy and providing supportive care, advocacy, and education, today while investing in research and hope for tomorrow.  Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles, 5777 W Century Blvd. #820, Los Angeles, CA  90045-5659.

Why? Jacob has epilepsy and doctors need a lot of financial support to further their research as well as to help lessen and acute shortage of Epileptologists!

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies:  Pardes’ mission is to provide an open, co-ed, and non-denominational Jewish learning community, and to cultivate in its students a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel, and inspiring them to engage in Jewish life, as communal leaders, educators, and spiritual leaders.

Why? The head of the Pardes Institute, David Bernstein, was the Carmell family tour guide in Poland. He is such a wonderful man and tour guide and his institute is a wonderful place for people from around the world to carry out Jewish Studies.

20 comments on “Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell
  1. Scott pickett says:


    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. While I never knew Roneet she sounds like a phenomenal person and partner. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  2. Brent Kettle says:


    I have no words and am truly heart broken. Lynne and I have you in our prayers as you and you kids naviagate through this difficult time.

    God Bless,

  3. Mark Jordan says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family. It is not an easy time.

  4. Guy Hugaert says:

    So sorry for your loss Gary. She was a super lady. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  5. Jerry Jones says:


    What a tremendous loss for you and your family. I relate to your feelings for your lifetime partner and how she encouraged you in your career. I’m very sorry for your loss. God bless you, your family, and her memory.

  6. Jay Schwartz says:

    Dear Gary & family: we are so sorry to learn of Roneet’s untimely passing. We are sending our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Love, Jay & Anna Schwartz

  7. Ahmad says:

    Very sorry for your loss Gary. May she rest in peace and God bless you and the family.

  8. Lance Jensen says:

    Whether she touched us personally or someone we worked with she was the consummate connector and made every one felt unique and special because in her mind they were. She will be forever loved by so many.

  9. Ron Dominguez says:

    I went to ElMo with Roneet. I didn’t know her that well. The service yesterday was beautiful. The turn out was amazing. She touched so many people. I’m sorry for your loss. Ron Dominguez

  10. Kris Erickson says:

    She was a beautiful soul and I am so sorry for your loss. Love and peace to you and your family.

  11. Hali McCravy (Schneiderman) says:

    There is nothing I can say to make you feel better. I CAN tell you that I truly feel your pain. A part of my soul left with my husband when he passed away in April. Both he and Roneet left us way too soon. Lean on those around you and let them love you. We only met a few times, but if you feel the need to talk or email, I’m not sure what good it would do, but I’m available.

  12. Nancy Greenberg says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking about you and your family and have you in our thoughts and hearts. With love,
    Your cousins Susan, Julie, Margi and Nancy (Wineberg)

  13. Fran Broda says:

    Gary and family-

    I cherish the memories I have with Roneet especially last February where I cane to your home for breakfast. In true Roneet fashion, she wanted to cook for me rather than go to a coffee shop. Her heart was in everything she did. ❤️ Sending love and prayers to your family from ours. Xo

  14. Mindy Green says:

    I remember your beautiful Roneet from our growing up years at Temple Beth Emet. She always carried joy in her gorgeous smile. May you always be surrounded by her spirit..❤️

  15. Jackie Marsh says:

    Gary, I read all your beautiful words to your wife and family. My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your wife, and mother of your children. I wanted to reach out to you, because I have lost many family members to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. I don’t want to pry into the cause of your wife’s death, but I wanted to offer my support. If she had an undiagnosed heart condition, I may be able to offer some insight. We have a foundation to raise awareness for SCA. Our family suffers from the heart condition, HCM, the disease that takes the lives of young athletes. I see you are a very busy man but if you would like to reach out, I would be happy to chat with you. Sending heartfelt thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time. ❤️

  16. Mariana & Silviu Herscher says:

    We wish we could have eased your family’s pain after such a tremendous loss. Roneet was such a wonderful person.
    We loved her.

  17. Jim McKenzie says:

    We are saddened beyond words.
    She was a blessing to the world.
    She touched so many and was so easily unselfish.
    We were lucky to have met her.
    Jim, Juliette, Thomas, Alicia, Eli & Leah McKenzie

  18. Jim Hodson says:

    So sorry Gary. Praying for you and your children. Loved your daughter’s eulogy- simply beautiful. Thanks for all you do at CWS and thanks to Roneet for al her support over the years. Our condolences. Jim Hodson

  19. Marsha Ainsworth says:

    Gary…Their are no words to say other than I’m truly sorry for your loss as well as for the entire family.
    I have known Roneet since she was a teenager. She is such a beautiful person in every way. The family will miss her terribly, as you will.
    I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to the Carmel Kimeldorph family.
    I do feel the pain you all are going through and I hope in small ways your strength as as family will comfort you as well as your faith.
    Roneet, beautiful soul…rest in peace 🙏

  20. Martin Kimeldorf says:

    Always good to discover another with my last name

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