A memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday for Berkeley Arts Magnet School fifth-grade teacher Janice Kohler, who died Tuesday after a fight against cancer.
“Janice was heroic in her struggle with cancer and we want to honor her dedicated service to our school community and her sincere love of, and involvement with, all students,” friends said in a statement released Wednesday.
A Janice Kohler Memorial Book Section in the school’s library and a birdbath in the BAM Shade Garden will be established as a lasting memorial to Kohler.
To celebrate her life and indomitable spirit, contributions can be made to the Janice Kohler Memorial Fund, c/o Berkeley Arts Magnet, 1645 Milvia Street, Berkeley 94709.
Anyone who would like to express their feelings through song, poetry, reading or remembrances is welcome to share at the service. Her family is planning to bring food to share; please feel welcome to bring something as well. The family has requested no flowers, please. For more information on the memorial service, call the school at 644-6225.