Newman sang on five continents, was nominated for a Tony and worked closely with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. She also led Cal’s Young Musicians Program.
Also a Navy pilot and man of many languages, George Kreshka left us for another performance on March 9, 2021, at the age of 97.
Barbara personally knew many of the 1,000 unhoused persons in Berkeley because she served them soup, brought them groceries and conveyed they were ‘unhoused but not unloved.’
Mitzi, who had five children including triplets, had a home filled with a huge cast of characters who found joy by being in each other’s company.
She also loved chocolate in all forms, but candy and Mallomars were favorites.
Anne — intelligent, resilient, energetic and stubbornly cheerful, even under duress — loved to laugh and was able to find much humor in the world around her.
Proudly of Berkeley since the early ‘60s, Rita was born singing and didn’t waste a moment after that.
Lois attended Whittier School in Berkeley and had a long-time connection with the University of California.
A professor at the Haas School of Business, Strauss’s professional life centered around the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. He was involved with the Berkeley Coop.
His clear and steady leadership made BZC a beacon for Buddhist practitioners and other spiritual seekers in the East Bay and around the U.S.
He also volunteered at the Human Awareness Institute and at Kaiser Oakland Hospice.
His kind and generous spirit in helping neighbors – no matter how great or small the task – touched hundreds in North Berkeley.