At 70, Townes founded the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless to bring Berkeley’s churches together to provide meals, shelter, and other services to homeless people.
Katherine Freeburg was an amazing woman who was always helping people and wanted to make sure others were happy.
John Oliver Simon was a well-respected poet and teacher. After learning Spanish at 40, he also became a noted translator.
Always filled with intellectual curiosity, and a lover of Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson, Carol Hochberg-Holker began her own modern dance troupe and wrote plays.
Dorothy Bryant, who was honored by the Berkeley City Council in 2017, died Dec. 21 from complications related to cancer.
Ruth Ahoy, who worked at Cal and as a real estate agent locally, greatly enjoyed her adventures, but she always wanted to return to her cherished home in Berkeley.
Ted Posselt was a man defined by his own choices and his own beliefs, not out of a sense of arrogance so much as an inability to bend.
Liz Ernle Money Raymer, activist, mother, lover of life, died suddenly in Oakland, California, of an allergic reaction. She was 87 years old.
Berkeley has lost one of its warrior daughters. Monica Selter, who embodied its values throughout her life, died Nov. 15 after a hard-fought 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Art White was a loyal partner and friend and an integral member of the Red Oak family.