Lori Hope

Oakland, California

1953 - 2012

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What a wonderful woman, what a great loss. Lori introduced me to the documentary she produced with her son, and gave me a truckload full of them with the charge to spread the word about how children grieve. She later became my editor at Bay Area BusinessWoman News, and that grew into a great friendship. I'll miss you Lori, my thoughts and prayers to your family.

I only knew Lori for a short time but oh what a special time, it was. Glad our paths crossed and I got to join the league of hopesters that are across the country. Mary Evans

Only knew Lori for a short time but oh what valuable time it was. If I was half the person that Lori thought I was, i would be a much better person-one of the thousands of hopesters - mary evans

Lori's brief life lit a candle in this darkened world. She was, like her name, a beacon of hope for cancer survivors and their loved ones. I worked with Lori for about 2 years at Bay Area Businesswoman News and found her to be bright, engaging, compassionate and kind. There are no better attributes for an editor or a human being. May her family be consoled by knowing that she loved you more than life itself and spoke often of the joys you brought to her. Fond regards, Kathleen Archambeau

Here is Lori's memorial tribute from her Clayton High School class of 1972, shown last Saturday night at the 40th reunion....

I met Lori in 2009 in Dallas at a NLCP meeting. We were both survivors that felt lucky to be here. I will miss her here on earth but will think of her often with many great thoughts she shared.

I am deeply saddened by your loss....our loss. Lori was an inspiration to everyone. I will miss her and her "pearls of wisdom". Thank you....her family, for sharing your brave and wise wife, mother, daughter and friend with all of us.

I am very saddened by our loss of Lori. I met her 12 years ago, when she and Brett came to KTVU to promote their PBS film, "How I Coped When Mommy Died." Like Brett, I lost my mom to cancer when I was very young. The film and its message shook me in a very profound way, because I had lived a similar tragedy. Over the years, Lori and I became friends and colleagues and worked on many projects together. When she became an author, I was thrilled to have her back on KTVU. She encouraged...


Lori's Obituary

Lori HopeOct. 27, 1953 - Sept. 27, 2012Resident of OaklandLori 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...

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