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.
Alice and her husband Don opened the store inside Moe’s Books in 1965, and within a few years were also publishing underground comix.
Georgia was a co-founder of the National Coalition for Independent Scholars and made a number of films. She loved walking her dog on the fire trail in Strawberry Canyon.
In a cruel twist of fate, Roper, who had been homeless for many years, finally made it off the waitlist for subsidized housing during his final days.
Noemi, an amazing presence everywhere she went, was an avid reader and a Giants fan. She loved music and travel and was active in mystery groups and politics.
She also taught at the American School in Tokyo, Mills College and Diablo Valley College. She also lived overseas in Japan, India, and Iran.
He spoke Czech, English, and German fluently, and was proficient in French. In his 90s, he started to study Spanish.
Fernando had a long career as a journalist working at the Orlando Sentinel, Rocky Mountain News, San Jose Mercury News and Albuquerque Tribune. Then he became an analyst of how media conveyed information.
The family is holding a joint memoria service for Bruce and for his wife, Marilyn, who died just a few months after he did.
Sammel was known in his North Berkeley neighborhood for taking the time to talk with shopkeepers, restaurant owners and street people to get to know them.
He taught at Washington Elementary School and had a jazz program on KJAZ until it folded.