22 August 2001 |

Morton Meyer
Morton Meyer, former chief of medicine for Berkeley’s Student Health Service, died July 15. He was 86.

Meyer, who retired in 1995, worked at Cowell hospital throughout the 1960s and 1970s and was the personal physician to several chancellors, including Clark Kerr.

He received the Berkeley Citation, an award honoring notable and distinguished service to the university in 1992.

Meyer set up a private practice in Berkeley after World War II and was known for making house calls. He practiced internal medicine at Alta Bates Hospital for 50 years and also taught at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine.

Memorial contributions can be made to the University of Iowa Foundation – College of Medicine, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA, 52244; UC San Francisco, P.O. Box 0248, San Francisco, CA 94143; University Health Services, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720; or the Alta Bates Foundation, 2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705.

Margaret Schubert
Margaret Storm Schubert, a professor of social work from 1947 to 1968, died July 1 in Oakland at the age of 89.

A native of Anaheim, Calif., Schubert began her career in social work during the Depression, as a caseworker for the California State Relief Administration, and later worked for several organizations, including the American Red Cross and UC Medical Center in San Francisco.

“She was a great and charming lady, a committed social worker, a real professional,” said Ernest Greenwood, an emeritus professor of social work and a friend and colleague of Schubert’s. “She had a number of students who were kind of like her disciples.”

He described Schubert as an expert on interviewing and an author of a 1971 book titled “Interviewing.”

Schubert began her academic career in 1947, when she began teaching casework at Berkeley. She became an associate professor in 1959.

According to former colleagues, she also was an accomplished seamstress who made her own clothes and who enjoyed playing the piano in her free time. “She had a wonderful sense of humor and had a great capacity for friendship,” said Greenwood.

She is survived by her nephew, James Storm, of San Francisco.

Lanie Toy
The Loans and Receivables Office and the Berkeley campus community recently lost a beloved colleague, Lanie Toy, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Toy started working for Berkeley’s Loans and Receivables Office in 1992 as assistant to the manager. She did administrative work and facilitated the Faculty Home Loan Program.

She is remembered by her coworkers as a dedicated, loyal and conscientious person who used her exceptional organizational skills to ensure that the office was always in order. Her loving care and devotion to the office and her coworkers earned her the affectionate title of “mom.” She was admired for her smile and zest for life, even while enduring tremendous pain.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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