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.
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.
Fred Lothrop, who went to BHS, attended Cal, and worked at Berkeley Lab, was also a familiar face around Lafayette where he lived and contributed to civic life for many years.
A citizen of the world, UC professor Peter Berck was a mentor to generations of students and colleagues.
Paul will be remembered for his heart of gold, a great sense of humor and little regard for the concept of punctuality.
Aside from her union and justice work, Judy was also well-known for her delightfully decorated pottery, her pollinator-friendly garden and her expert photography.
One of Norma’s maxims was “It’s all about connections,” and she created and maintained lifelong relationships with people around the world.
Peter Tannenbaum ran campaigns for dozens of local candidates and measures. One friend described him as the "great general of Berkeley’s rent-control battles."