Kyle Strang
Kyle Harty Strang Kyle was born July 4th 1993 in Berkeley California, son of Craig Strang and Sharleen Harty, stepson of Persis Karim and brother of Niko Karim-Strang. Kyle and his dear friend and neighbor Prentice Gray, Jr. died in an automobile accident on March 31, 2010. Kyle was born and raised in Berkeley California and was extremely proud of his Jewish heritage. He became Bar Mitzvah at Lawrence Hall of Science where his father Craig, is Associate Director. From a young age his weekends were spent playing baseball in the Albany Little League, where he played the position of pitcher and second baseman. Over the years, he developed a wide circle of friends centered on his passion for his neighborhood community, the world of baseball, mixed martial arts and his small school at Berkeley High, CAS (Communication, Arts, and Sciences). Kyle was fiercely loyal to his greater family, friends and CAS mates. All who knew him understood that he was always happy to be there at a moment's notice. He had a particularly deep connection to his cousins. He aspired to live in Israel and become a writer. In addition to his immediate family, Kyle is survived by his extended family, his many aunts and uncles, his cousins Sara, Erin Jeremy, Carlyn, Casey, Mike, Ronelle, Lily, Elissa, Megan, Mallory, Cassandra and Kayla, his girlfriend Hannah Plowright, and his wide circle of friends. Kyle had family In Africa, Australia, New Zealand & England whom he visited as much as possible with his mother. He was the light of this international community as much as his cozy Berkeley home during his 16 years of exuberant life. L'Chaim Kyle. In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible contributions can be made to CAS (Communication Arts and Science) at Berkeley High School. The program's focus is social justice and media. Checks can be made out to Berkeley High School Development Group, Kyle Harty Strang Memorial Fund, and sent to Strang Memorial Fund, 828 Ashbury Street, SF 94117. Services Sunday, 1:00 PM at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., San Francisco. Interment, Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. For further information, or to send a message to the family, contact Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at 1-866-962-6335 or
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I was going to attend Graig and Persis wedding, occasion when I was going to have the opportunity to meet Kyle. It did not happen because of 9/11. But Persis send me some picture (real hard copy pictures, which I keep), and I still smile when I see this picture of Kyle reciting a poem at the wedding, and Persis is looking at him with so much pride, care, love and joy. Kyle looked so adorable on his white tuxedo, so proud to be there and being part of this celebration. Persis talked to me about Kyle as a loving and concerned mother with her child becoming a young man and going through changes. She is my dearest friend for 25 years, and through her I got a sense of the sad loss and the beautiful live we all miss today. When young people and children die I do think that angels are needed in heaven. May Kyle rest in peace and his joy and love for life be with us forever.
Ana A. Lopez
May 3, 2010
Though I didn't know Kyle in recent years, I have celebrated him from the time he was anticipated to arrive on this Earth. Kyle's warm, loving spirit enriched and enriches our greater community. With fond memories and subdued hearts we come together and vow to keep Kyle alive and growing in our hearts. Shalom, dear Kyle. Love to your family and friends, for nurturing you and giving you a joyful life.
Gigi Dornfest
April 29, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Colleen and Kaya
April 9, 2010
Craig, Perris and Niko,

Pat and I are sincerely saddened by Kyle's passing. You have always been a wonderful and supportive family to your northcoast friends. Please take time to celebrate Kyle's love of baseball with a special day at an A's game. You know he will be there in the spirit of the team.

Always there for you,
Jeff and Pat
Jeff Self
April 5, 2010
Kyle will always be Fondly remembered. From this day on, the Fourth of July - Kyle's birthday - will always have an extra significance for us.
Once again, our sincere condolences to Sharleen, Craig, Persis, Nico and family.
Mike, Ronelle, Casey & Wynton Fauré
April 4, 2010
Dearest Craig, Persis and Niko and family of Kyle,

I am so sorry for this terrible tragedy. What a sweet life and unfulfilled potential. I pray peace for you in knowing in his short life what an amazing impact Kyle had on his family, friends and community. You are in our thoughts.

Avesta, Cody and Jesse
Avesta Carrara
April 4, 2010
We're deeply sorry for your loss.
Sally & Liam
April 3, 2010
Kyle was a young man who truly wanted to help others and make the world a better place. He touched many lives, and he will always be remembered.
Michael Demske
April 3, 2010
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