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.
A prominent activist, Keller chronicled the communities she was a part of, including Berkeley, telling stories of joy and resistance.
Mary, a partner at East Bay Pediatrics until she retired in 2014, touched and fundamentally helped so many people in so many ways with her deep compassion and heartfelt empathy.
All those who knew Joshua Litwin, who ran Berkeley Ophthalmology Medical Group, will miss his unlimited knowledge, his quick humor, his big personality and his capacity for love.
Annette lived most of her life in Georgia and moved to Berkeley after her husband passed away.
Marion left Pennsylvania to work in New York during the war; lived for 27 years in London; dwelt on two remote islands in the Indian Ocean and, one year, traveled around the world.
AD, who was honored in 2011 by the City of Berkeley who proclaimed a day in his honor, was a teacher, writer, editor, publisher, radio and television producer.