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."
Long active in local politics, Mim lived by her strong beliefs, from being an activist PTA president to protesting injustices to running for and winning a seat on the Council.
"She had a knack of making us all feel listened to," said a former John Muir student. Altman taught and was principal there, and was a leader of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund.
She was born a coal miner’s daughter and went on to achieve global impact as a physician activist. Coady was 80.
An early interest in folk music led, for Peery, to a life of collaborations and friendships with musicians.
Erich, whose career started at well-known restaurants like the Shattuck Hotel and Giovanni’s Pizza, loved the ocean and loved to read. His humor could also make anyone laugh.
He was a fixture on the avenue and was well-known for his metal sculptures and calming presence.
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.