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1953 - 2012 |
Oct. 27, 1953 - Sept. 27, 2012
Resident of Oakland
Lori Hope (n#233;e Lori Hope Crasilneck), beloved friend, family member, and champion of those in need, passed away at the age of 58 in her home in Oakland. Lori, who grew up in St. Louis, Mo. and graduated from Washington University in 1977, was a tireless and impassioned activist and advocate. From her career as an
producer of more than 20 documentaries on social issues, to her work as an author, public speaker, and educator, Lori always lived her values and truly embodied her last name. Following the release of the 1st edition of her book, Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You To Know (2005, 2nd edition 2011), Lori became an influential proponent of conscious and compassionate communication, and a deeply respected lecturer on topics such as smoking addiction and cessation and the stigma of lung cancer. Lori is survived by her husband, David Blake; her stepmother, Mama Jude (Judith Leonard); her brother, Ron (Suzy) Crasilneck; her parents-in-law, Wayne Marjorie Blake; her son, Brett Blake; her nieces nephew; and countless dear friends family members.
According to Lori's wishes, there will be no funeral nor visitation. Lori asked that donations be made to the Beverly Fund (
) or a
Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 13, 2012
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