Lucia D. Berwald
Birth Date: August 3, 1931Death Date: August 2, 2018
Mrs. Lucia “Lucy” Berwald (née Soranzio) died peacefully at home on August 2, 2018 in Castro Valley, California at the age of 86.
Lucy is survived by her son Kenneth, of Hayward, son William (Elizabeth) of San Leandro, grandchildren Shannon Durbala (Tom) of Pleasanton, Matthew, Kayla and Tyler (Berwald) and great grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary (Durbala). She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Berwald of Hayward, and her daughter Patricia Helton of Pleasanton.
Lucia was born on August 3, 1931 in Monfalcone, Italy to Stefania Soranzio. She married Bob on November 19, 1949 in Trieste, Italy. They moved to the United States shortly after and eventually settled in Hayward with their three children.
Lucy belonged to many clubs in her lifetime, including: The Mr. and Mrs. Club, The Italian-American Club, Soiree Singles Group, Southland Walkers Group, and The Mission Hills Ladies Golf Club. As a member of these clubs she was able to pursue her hobbies of dancing, golfing and socializing. She was an avid painter in different mediums and attended Chabot College art classes. She loved to go for car rides and take new adventures. Later in life, she travelled all over the world with her partner George Naniche. She was an avid fan of tennis and the opera. She will be deeply missed.
A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:30am at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lucia’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Chapel of the Chimes, c/o Lucia Berwald, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, California 94544.