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.
By Sarah Hotchkiss / KQED
Jonathan Bernbaum died tragically and much too soon in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire at the age of 34. At the time of his death, Jonathan was a world-renowned visual projection artist in the world of electronic dance music.
Heidi Asako Boley passed away on Nov. 4 2016. She was 69 years old.
By Neil Cline
Susan Gaines Dinkelspiel Stern Cerny passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2016, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Born in San Francisco on September 28, 1940, she lived in Berkeley for more than 50 years. A graduate of Dominican High School in San Rafael and UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, she spent many years as an artist and potter before finding an additional passion in architectural preservation.