Florence Hicks passed on her love of art, poetry, knowledge and humanity, whether it was teaching her students to fish or introducing them to the philosophy of the Black Panthers.
Harriet Taylor, who was once Berkeley's Director of Public Health Nursing, was recognized for her contribution to SIDS, was a devoted aunt and an avid world traveler.
Wolffe Jay Nadoolman was a man of many talents. He worked on Wall Street, was an inventor, a collector, a writer. But his work as a pediatrician brought him the most pleasure.
Roberto Traina will be affectionately remembered for his openness and enjoyment of life, which he generously shared with others through song.
Leslie Gordon was a poet, an actor and a protestor for the many causes she believed in.
Bette Kroening often said social work prepared her well for running a restaurant because she cared as much about community as cooking and was passionately committed to social justice in business.
In Chris' memory, give big tips, smile at small children and, as he once put it: "When dealing with others, look past what is 'broken' — unless they're running for office.”
Ralph Wentworth, who died on Dec. 18, 2016, was a much-loved member of his community and a supporter of causes he and his wife, Karen Klitz, believed in.
Dash Butler oversaw several important initiatives during his time at the Berkeley Police Department.
Art Rosenfeld's ideas about energy efficiency are one reason California's energy consumption has stayed relatively flat.
Val and Roger were true Renaissance people, successfully tackling projects from many disciplines and creating wondrous collaborations with dozens of people.
Loren Dean Linnard, who died Dec. 4, 2016, taught us to follow our passions, work hard and show up on time, to stop at every lemonade stand, to listen, and to always make decisions based on what will make your life and the lives of others simpler and better.
Judith had a caring and conscientious heart with a goal to help and assist with causes of justice and peace to improve our world on a consistent, continuous basis as she journeyed through life.
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