A member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, Bruce Willats was a fifth-generation Californian who had a rich love for his family, music and laughter.
As a longtime correspondent of Progressive Architecture, the most important professional magazine of its era, Woodbridge kept the Bay Region’s architects visible nationally.
The lawyer, devoted husband and avid audiophile, who was a well-known patron of Amoeba Records, insisted on accolades for his faithful seeing-eye canine companions.
Trilling, a physicist at Berkeley Lab and longtime professor at Cal, was a leader in the high-energy physics community. He lived in Berkeley for 60 years and was passionate about traveling.
He co-founded Norheim & Yost, was instrumental in transforming the commercial landscape of West Berkeley, and was a bigtime “foodie” before it was hip.
As his friend Clint Baker put it, Bob had “the darkest and richest trombone sound one could produce, he was a great thinker about music and jazz and his sometimes grumpy exterior protected the soul of a great artist.”
As a teacher, Lottie Rosen always strove to make things better for her students. She will also be remembered for her dazzling smile, her love of family, her iron will and unwavering indignation at injustice.
Arthur Gill was on the faculty the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley from 1959 to 1991.
Murray lived in Berkeley with his wife, the novelist Diane Johnson, for 25 years. They moved to Paris in 1994, which is where he died.
She came from Romania to the U.S. in the height of the Depression and moved to Berkeley to attend Cal. In retirement, she helped to organize the Berkeley Arts Festival
He was a survivor of the Leopoldville troopship disaster, where hundreds of Americans GIs died after a German U-boat torpedoed the ship. He also spent his life immersed in the theater.
Zint’s “Poor Tour” around Berkeley thrust the plight of homeless people in city officials’ faces.