She was captivating in her grace and embodied the perfect balance of science and “woo-woo.”
Mary Everett, the owner of Berkeley’s Everett and Jones Barbeque, was known for feeding those in need and an epic holiday toy drive.
Jacquelyn Housh, who served as vice principal of Malcolm X and principal of Oxford, loved antiquing and nature and had a quick laugh and an indomitable spirit.
A wittily playful teacher of legal writing at Berkeley Law, Lucinda Sikes loved novels, dancing and lattes.
Floyd Salas served as PEN Oakland’s president and famously confronted Saul Bellow at a reading at SF State.
Paula Anne Conant, 83, was active in the gay and lesbian rights movement, traveled widely and loved dogs.
Dr. John S. Lowitz, who became Kaiser Permanente’s assistant chief of psychiatry in San Francisco, is believed to be the first person to put chalkboards in hospital waiting rooms for children to draw on.
During a 35-year career in psychiatry, Dr. Geoffrey E. Linburn treated private patients and also worked in institutional and community settings.
During his almost four decades as a UC Berkeley astronomer, Ivan Robert King’s walk to Campbell Hall was a daily ritual.
Tim Gordon guided generations of Tilden’s Junior Rangers and Ranger Rovers through the wilds of the forest.
Marilyn Golden, a key figure in the drafting and passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, died at her home in Berkeley on Sept. 21.
John Walter Finkbeiner lent his distinctive voice to ensembles from raw garage rock to meticulous chamber music.