Fran Rachel, who died aged 100, was a political activist from an early age. She moved to Berkeley so she could be in a community of like-minded people.
Successful in his many pursuits, Michael Fuss's greatest love was for his three children, whether building them a treehouse or imparting in them the joy of reading.
David Williamson lived in Berkeley for 35 years and was an active sportsman and rugby player and referee.
Beth Glick-Rieman believed in her power to change the world in a positive way, and she worked hard towards this goal and mentored others to foster the drive toward it in them.
A South Berkeley activist who fought doggedly for social justice died unexpectedly in her home last week, family and friends report. Elisa Cooper was just 47.
Neighbors and friends say they will sorely miss the community organizer's liveliness and dedication to working for justice.
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.