Bob was a very thoughtful and philosophical person and was always quick with a joke or to make light of a situation.
Her superpower was making a deep connection with each person who came into her life, said her brother. “The love, laughter and friendship she created will reverberate forever."
A student as well as a teacher, a fighter for just causes and much loved by her family, Margo Shafer's gentle spirit will always be cherished.
She was known as 'Connie' to her friends.
At 70, Townes founded the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless to bring Berkeley’s churches together to provide meals, shelter, and other services to homeless people.
Katherine Freeburg was an amazing woman who was always helping people and wanted to make sure others were happy.
John Oliver Simon was a well-respected poet and teacher. After learning Spanish at 40, he also became a noted translator.
Always filled with intellectual curiosity, and a lover of Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson, Carol Hochberg-Holker began her own modern dance troupe and wrote plays.
Dorothy Bryant, who was honored by the Berkeley City Council in 2017, died Dec. 21 from complications related to cancer.
Ruth Ahoy, who worked at Cal and as a real estate agent locally, greatly enjoyed her adventures, but she always wanted to return to her cherished home in Berkeley.