January 13, 2003
Steve Custer, an engineer with the the UCSC Fire Department, died unexpectedly while off duty on January 5. He was 44.
Steve was a 15-year veteran of the Fire Department and was well liked
by his colleagues. Chief Hernandez said he will be remembered as a hard
worker and compassionate person who received a tremendous amount of pleasure
from helping others. He also had a reputation as an inventive firehouse
Steve was also a UCSC alumnus, graduating in 1987 from College Eight
with a bachelor's degree in economics.
A private service is planned.
January 19 memorial service for Raymond Dasmann
Dasmann, a founder of international environmentalism, died November 5
of pneumonia at the age of 83. The author of more than a dozen books,
including The Destruction of California, Dasmann was at the forefront
of international conservation efforts for more than 50 years.
The service will open with remarks by UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood,
who will be followed by Sylvia Earle, international leader of marine conservation
efforts; Laurie Wayburn, president of Santa Rosa-based Pacific Forest
Trust and founder and former president of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve;
Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute in San Francisco,
former secretary for natural resources of the State of California, and
founder and former president of the Trust for Public Land; Kennan Ward,
nature photographer; G. Carleton Ray, professor of coastal and marine
ecology, conservation, and policy at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville;
Reginald Barrett, professor of wildlife management, UC Berkeley; and Gary
Lease, professor and chair of history of consciousness at UCSC and former
chair of environmental studies at UCSC. Music will be performed by Alisa
Fineman and Kimball Hurd.
The memorial service is being cosponsored by the UCSC Environmental Studies
Department, College Eight, the University Library's Regional History Project,
and the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve.
For more information, please contact Jenny Anderson in the UCSC Environmental Studies Department at (831) 459-2834 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.