Lillian Rabinowitz 1911-2005

Tuesday January 03, 2006

Berkeley Gray Panther founder Lillian Rabinowitz died Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the age of 94. She lived at Chapparal House in Berkeley for the last few years. 

A dynamic woman, she began in 1972 to organize the Gray Panthers in the East Bay, went on to found the Over 60 Clinic and sponsored the National Conference on Single Payer Health Care held at UC Berkeley in 1989, as well as many other projects and events. She received many honors over the years. 

Her three children are making plans for her memorial to be held in the spring of 2006. She asked that contributions in her name be given to the Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94702. For more information call 548-9696. 

— Margot Smith  

Berkeley East Bay Gray Panthers