She was active with Jewish Voice for Peace, the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Berkeley Citizen’s Action, and other progressive organizations.
Strauss co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Collective, was the Berkeley Free Clinic’s longest-serving volunteer and directed the world’s first queer sperm bank.
An avid kayaker and a crafty MacGyver, Keasley Jones did as many jobs as a Swiss Army knife for Peachpit Press and later worked at Heyday Books, Chez Panisse and Prison Radio.
The son of vaudeville actors, Harvey was co-president of the Emerson PTA during integration and helped preserve the Elmwood Theatre.
The son of a California civil rights leader, Rumford was honored with a plaque on Sacramento Street earlier this year.
Her work focused on the intersection between American Indian and African American histories.
A one-time salesman of Manischewitz wine, Nathan Shoehalter had a 38-year career in broadcasting and for 30 years served as a docent at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.
Chloe moved from New York to California to find a safer, more welcoming space for her gender transition.
Whitehead worked at the Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland and studied with the renowned choreographer Anna Halprin.
He hardened hundreds of Bay Area homes against earthquakes and flooding, while providing life lessons to a cosmopolitan cast of young workers.
Rubin, 64, was a past president of the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California.
The Rev. Elizabeth V. Coleman had a passion for serving children and youth and brought restorative justice to the Berkeley Technology Academy.