Fred Lupke died at 7:30 Thursday night of massive head injuries sustained a week ago when his wheelchair was struck by a car on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. He never regained consciousness after the accident. His sister, Alice Strang of Charlottesville, Va., and his good friends of thirty years, Rich and Mary Rhodes of San Leandro, were with him at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley at the time of his death. Rich Rhodes said plans for a memorial service are incomplete. Fred Lupke made many friends in Berkeley by participating in community political activities of all kinds, and was much appreciated at the Daily Planet for his work on our calendar and for the pleasure of his company on many occasions.
—Becky and Mike O’Malley