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.
Charles had a long, varied career in music and the arts, traveled extensively, embraced family and friends and was a founder of Chez Panisse.
Ted Edlin worked in the computer and energy industries and was a former president of Berkeley’s Council of Neighborhood Associations and a member of the Fire Commission.
Rosie was an archetypal Berkeley woman who came of age in the 1960s. She was intelligent, well-educated, resourceful and creative.