Lois B. O'Reilly July 19, 1927 - Jan. 19, 2012 Resident of Berkeley Lois B. O'Reilly, 84, residing in Berkeley, CA passed away the evening of Thurs. Jan. 19, 2012 at Kaiser San Francisco hospital. She died of an aortic tear in her heart. She was born on July 19, 1927 in Detroit, MI, daughter of Leon & Nellie Black. Lois was an avid researcher in spirituality, channeling her knowledge and who touched many people with her own generous spirit. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Il in Religious Studies and Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA in Psychology. She was a teacher and tutor, mentoring many children not only in scholastic endeavors but also promoting one's sense of self realization to achieve their highest goals. She leaves behind, her son Steven O'Reilly; her daughter Verna Kureghian, her exceptional niece and nephew Terry Charonnat & John O'Reilly, her granddaughter & grandson Melineh Black & Raffi Kureghian, and her great grandchildren Brittany, Lenna, Raffi & Natalia Black, and her loving partner of the past two years Roger Friedman. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 at 2pm Feb. 3, 2012.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 29, 2012.