|Barbara Anne Lynch
|Barbara will be remembered fondly by hundreds of students for her personal friendship and support so freely given. Barbara worked in the International House Program Office from 1966 to 1988, organizing activities and cultural programs for residents. Many of those friends traveled from distant parts of the world to be with Barbara during the last few months. Barbara died on August 18, 2001.
A celebration of Barbara's life was held at International House on September 9, attended by hundreds of friends and family members. At the celebration, Marvin Baron recalled, "There were so many international students and scholars who knew her. Their faces would light up when they talked about her. She not only liked them, she cared for them, and wanted to make them part of her life."
Zoher Chiba reflected the feelings of the students Barbara took under her wing, "Barbara stood as a beacon to us lost, lonely souls. She offered us help and friendship. She was such a fun-loving person. Barbara has been like a substitute mother for many of us. Her friends and family have become our extended family."
Barbara's interests were as varied as her friends and included ballet, classical music, and fine art. A lifelong Democrat, she volunteered countless hours for progressive candidates and causes.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Jeanette Black of San Diego. Contributions may be sent to the Barbara Lynch Fund, c/o International House Development Office, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720.
|Ladd R. Griffith
|Ladd was a man of great enthusiasm for life, who had a love for nature and all creatures great and small. In recent years, he was a devoted volunteer at International House where he assisted with Dining Services. Ladd died on June 1, 2001.
Ladd met his wife of 46 years, Jeanne Hoffman Griffith, at International House. After completing his Ph.D. at Berkeley, he began his 34-year career at Chevron, retiring in 1990 as Director of Research, Ortho Research Center, Agricultural Chemical Division.
Ladd experienced a joyous retirement of 11 years, spending time in Anchor Bay, enjoying his time with family, travels, his passion for trout and ocean fishing, skiing, tennis, mushrooming, gardening, cooking, and helping people. His volunteer activities included extensive involvement with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, singing in the choir for 30 years. He performed in musicals, participated in the Read-Aloud Program at Downer School, and volunteered at I-House.
Ladd is survived by his wife, Jeanne, three children, and two grandchildren. Donations may be sent to International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720 or the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707.