Nearly a century after his death, a little Berkeley boy who likely drowned in Strawberry Creek got a proper farewell from his family.
Selz developed close friendships with some of his generation’s most influential artists—including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, and Christo. He also promoted local talent, like Nathan Olivera.
The long-time Kaiser doctor died at home surrounded by family. He was 77.
Martin was a professor of English, an avid reader and traveler, and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Marjory approached her life as a householder with passion. She was highly intelligent and incredibly well-read and enjoyed hiking with friends to look for wildflowers and mushrooms and attending the opera.
William Barclay Caldeira, a Berkeley resident known to many for his deep commitment to justice and equality, was respected both by people on the streets and in the halls of power.
Janet Robinson, who dedicated her life to helping others, imported the traditional hospitality and unique culture of her native New Orleans to California where she raised her family and made her life.
Jeanne, who worked as a psychiatric social worker and as a geriatric care manager, grew up in small cities and never lost her small-town approach to people: personal, caring, involved.
Susan also served as a member of the BART Board of Directors. She was active in many civic and cultural organizations as well.
Davis, who worked at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union for 37 years, is remembered for having made a beautiful impact on all who knew her.
A hit-and-run driver struck 75-year-old Julian Curran, who grew up in Berkeley, while he biked on Fulton Street and Ashby Avenue in March.
Robert Browning made a huge impact in Berkeley, from his work on the Mark Twain Papers at the Bancroft Library, to working on the Poverty Commission, to leading the planting of native trees, to owning Calavera Ceramics.