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.
In lieu of flowers, Kyle's family would like donations, in Kyle's name, made to the school that Kyle attended, Communication Arts and Science (CAS). CAS is a small school within Berkeley High School that emphasizes media literacy and communication skills in a context of social justice. CAS is designed to help students incorporate real-world experiences into their high school education while they explore issues of social justice, social change, and social responsibility. This remarkable community of teachers and students was an extension of Kyle's family, and provided a loving and safe circle of support in addition to a world-class education.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made to CAS (Communication Arts and Science) at Berkeley High School, by sending a check made out to Berkeley High School Development Group, Kyle Harty Strang Memorial Fund, and sent to Strang Memorial Fund, 828 Ashbury Street, SF 94117.