A List of Memorial Benches

Helen Rand Parish 1913-2005
Helen Rand Parish 1913-2005

Here is a list, hopefully complete, of all the names contained on memorial plaques mounted on benches in Cesar Chavez Park, plus one mounted on a stone.  This list is for the convenience of relatives of the departed and/or people doing genealogical research.  The aim is to post brief biographies and maybe photos of the departed on this website so that people visiting the park can easily pull up information on their cell phones about the names on the benches.  If you are a friend or family member of one of the persons honored, or if you are a researcher, please contact me via the Contact Form.

The location of each of the benches is marked on the New Park Map.

Updated 10/10/2018

  • Jessica M. Barshay (Anto) 1940-1998
  • Frank “Gil” Clark 12/ 20/1911 – 8/1/1991
  • Marty Benson Downey 11/17/1951 — 10/6/2016
  •  Don Forsman
  • Mary Regina Gioia 12/20/1962
  • Alan Goldfarb (Member Berkeley City Council 1986-1992)
  • Helene
  • Ernest E. Hill (1922-2016)
  • John and Toni
  • Junko Hosoda 1932-2000
  • Robin Hu 11/13/1950 – 8/11/1999
  • Alan R. Hunt 1926-1997
  • John G. Jauregui, M.D.
  • Barbara Sue Judge 1933-1998
  • Patrick T. Keilch (1948-2016)
  • Linda Arizona Kinsolving 1947-1993
  • Gregory Allen Kniffin 12/19/1966
  • Leonard Leff 1945-1998
  • John Lennon 1940-1980
  • Lesa Marshall Mayes 1/9/1957 – 12/1/2011
  • Carole Norris
  • Helen Rand Parish 1913 – 4/28/2005
  • Marian Francis Schouler Robinson 3/3/1930 – 1/22/2012
  • David Michael Rolland 4/17/1962 – 2/16/1989
  • Joan B. Roth 9/2000
  • Paul A. Roth 9/2000
  • Don Rothenberg 1924-1984
  • Millie Roushdi 6/4/1926 – 3/1/2010
  • Rainy Rust 1941-2009
  • Lev S. Ruzer
  • Hannah Schild “Since 1948”
  • Manfred Schild “Since 1948”
  • Asa Scholz 1990-2011
  • Muriel Seligman
  • Monica Leigh Selter 3/5/1965 – 11/15/2017
  • Warren Mark Seward (1959-2014)
  • Harriet Shaffer 3/3/1933 – 6/25/19
  •  Sheldon Victor Rudy Sklare 1941-1985
  • David Springer 11/21/1919 – 11/12/1999
  • Helen Springer 7/14/1923 – 6/17/2011
  • Hazel & Jacinto Steinhart  – 1998
  • Benjamin Paull Sundance 12/1/1977 – 6/5/1997
  • Anne Sussman 3/3/1939 – 7/28/2012
  • Stephen Lee Taller 1933-1997
  • John Ungaretti 1950-1994
  • Ray Vaskas 1962-1999
  • Stephanie Louise Wilson 1/18/1948 0 7/3/2007
  • Toshio Yoshida 1904-1972
  • Masako Yoshida 1911-2000

If you know of a bench name that is not on this list please tell me where the bench is located and I will add it.  Thank you.

How to get a bench:  Contact the City of Berkeley Parks & Waterfront Department.  The cost as of 2018 is $3400.  Location by arrangement with the Department.

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