Anita Thede, who died on Nov. 27. Photo: courtesy Northbrae Properties

Local resident and real estate agent Anita Thede died Nov. 27. The following obituary was shared by her colleagues at Northbrae Properties.

Our friend and 2013 Berkeley Association of Realtors president Anita Thede passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2013, following scheduled heart surgery at Stanford Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley, with a reception to follow.

Anita began her career in real estate in 1977. She became an owner and co-founder of Northbrae Properties in 1981. She was very active in the real-estate community serving as President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors in 1992 and 2013. She received many distinguished awards during her career, including being named the BAR’s Realtor of the Year in 1994.

As well as her work in real estate, Anita had a strong involvement in community service. She was a founding member and President of the Board of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Vice President and on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, served on the Board of Trustees for Alta Bates Hospital, was an active member of the Berkeley Rotary Club, Contra Costa County Search and Rescue, and the Aurora Theater, and was a major contributor of her energy and resources to many other community and charitable projects.

Anita was extremely devoted and generous to family and friends. Her friends became her clients and most of her clients became her friends. She had an innate ability to guide her clients, whether buying or selling, to the right choice. She listened patiently while interjecting her professional knowledge and experience.

Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy go out to Anita’s entire family. Her dedication, generosity and positive spirit will be truly missed by us all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Women’s Daytime Drop in Center, or Saint Mary’s College High School.

Feel free to share your messages of condolence and/or memories of Anita Thede in the comments.

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