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.
Zint’s “Poor Tour” around Berkeley thrust the plight of homeless people in city officials’ faces.
Alice and her husband Don opened the store inside Moe’s Books in 1965, and within a few years were also publishing underground comix.
Yasuda and his wife Diane opened the first Berkeley Bowl in 1977 and the second in 2009, stocking each with an incredible array of fruits and vegetables, meats and prepared foods. His son will now take over.
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.