A much-loved member of the community, Geores retired from Berkeley Lab after 19 years to pursue his passions, including running solo the full length of Routes 66 and 69, art and poetry.
Hal will be fondly remembered for his humor, his philosophical insights and his lifetime dedication fighting for social justice, as well as for his love for his family, his resilience and his kindness.
Phyllis will be remembered for her works of poetry, her beauty pageant smile, her easy laughter, her devotion to her family, and the resilience she showed in her long life, adapting to her diminishing capacities.
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.