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 www.mandelfuneralservices.com
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 3, 2010.