Rinzler, 58, attended Berkeley High School and went on to have a prodigious career as a bestselling author of cinematic history books about ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Indiana Jones’ and other blockbuster films.
Michael Kevin Tandy, 78, worked as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County before changing careers and opening a car repair business — Michael’s Shop.
Travis Dustin Fretter played piano and guitar and sang songs in many languages.
Kane touched an enormous number of lives. He drowned last week, the latest of several recent tragedies involving young Berkeleyans.
Blain was known as the “Grandpa” of his grandson TiLu’s elementary class at the Sylvia Mendez Elementary School.
Poskanzer, 90, won the Bonner Prize in Experimental Nuclear Physics. He was a supporter of Berkeleyside and the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association and created a free online guide to dining in Berkeley with his wife, Lucille.
Hess, 93, was active in Berkeley’s Earthworms gardening group, Town & Gown and the local chapter of League of Women Voters.
A sought-after marriage, family, and child therapist, she specialized in cross-cultural adoptions and diversity work.
She started the Tool Lending Library, an adult literacy program and was the first library director in California to turn to voters to secure library tax funding.
He had a passion for music at an earlier age when he began playing the piano when he was 5, and had an “incredible memory for lyrics.”
His interviews of celebrities and politicians like Ed Koch, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Roy Cohn made history.
Vivian’s vibrant and upbeat personality, energy and sense of humor resulted in a great number of life-long friendships.