Donald E. Sarason
Resident of Berkeley
Passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home in Berkeley in the loving care of his family. He was 84 years of age. A native of Detroit, Michigan, and long-time resident of Berkeley, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary Jennings of Berkeley; son Benjamin Sarason of Chicago, Illinois; step-daughters Anne Marie Jennings of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Allison Jennings of Berkeley; step-sons Herbert Jennings of Berkeley, and Daniel Jennings of Houston, Texas; sisters Constance Grossman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Judith Sarason of Kensington, California; brother Thomas Sarason of Medford, Oregon; and three step-grandchildren. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Sarason was a mathematics professor and researcher at the University of California Berkeley for over 50 years. As talented a mathematician and dedicated a teacher as he was, what those who knew him well regarded as most remarkable were his humility, kindness, gentleness and generosity. He retired in 2012.
Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend memorial services Monday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice
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Published by East Bay Times on Apr. 12, 2017.