Remembering Arthur Strock

International House lost a dear friend when Arthur Strock died on December 12, 2003. Arthur is remembered for his infectious enthusiasm, quick humor, creative leadership, and deeply felt commitment to the House. Arthur is survived by his wife, Hallie Strock, of Berkeley.

When Arthur and Hallie moved to Berkeley after living in southern California, Arthur was elected to the I-House Board of Directors. He shared his architectural skills and brought to the Board a connection to the House that spanned two generations. As a student, Arthur lived in the same room in I-House in the late 1960s as his father had in the 1930s. Arthur received his B.A. in Architecture from Cal in 1971 and did his graduate work at USC. He went on to a distinguished career in architecture in Southern California, Idaho, Vietnam, and China.

Co-Chair of the 75 th Anniversary Capital Campaign Planning Committee and active member of the Board's House committee, Arthur is remembered by Development Director Shanti Corrigan as ". a team-mate, coach, hero, and cheerleader. His tragic and sudden death has had a profound impact on many of us who came to know Arthur through his work with International House and to value him as a colleague and friend."

Gifts to International House in memory of Arthur Strock have included dramatic Board leadership gifts in recognition of Arthur's dedicated campaign leadership (see Von Kashnitz article, this page). Additional contributions will be designated to the 75 th Anniversary Heritage Fund, in tribute to Arthur's longstanding affection for the building he called "magnificent."

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