Fun, regal and eclectic, Sita was the pillar of her extended family, a fabulous cook and a frequent volunteer locally who had traveled the world several times over and lived as full a life as anyone could hope for.
As an engineer, he sought out new, innovative ways to solve structural problems. Earthquake and fire safety were also a focus of his work.
Eric taught at Berkeley High School for over four decades and it was there he met and later married Susan Groves, a fellow history teacher.
He was one of the only known people to repatriate to Germany as a senior citizen after fleeing from there as a child during the Holocaust.
Jonathan was a well-known local artist and loved all East Bay art and culture. His love of working with young artists led him to pursue a career in arts education.
Jo Ann Minner, always civically engaged, was also a wonderful friend and an incredible, supportive, loving mom and grandmother.
A passion for literature led him to open a bookstore; a love of design led to a life upholstering fine furniture; and love for his wife led him to post campaign signs all over the city helping her become City Auditor.
J. Grier, son of the south Berkeley community, passionate baseball player and coach.
He spent 38 years seafaring as an engineer on merchant ships.
He was a pioneer in creating broad LGBTQ visibility and fighting for many causes.
Centenarian Lois Grau, an early peace protester, attended Berkeley schools and Cal. Born 2 years before women’s suffrage, she was thrilled to be able to vote for Hillary Clinton for president at the age of 98.
Julie, a college librarian who loved her Thousand Oaks neighborhood, will be remembered for her lifelong love of music, strength of character, joyful spirit and generous heart.