Neighbors and friends say they will sorely miss the community organizer's liveliness and dedication to working for justice.
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.
The man who believed in saying hateful things to get to know people worked at the New York Times before becoming happily homeless for decades in Berkeley.
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.
The memorial was created by members of the community for a man few, if any, knew personally — although the Berkeley native was much loved by those who did know him.
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.
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.
"Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters."
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.