Gene Sharee, a member of the Pushing Limits collective for many years, came to the end of his life at age 97 on June 15, 2012.
September 16, 12:30 p.m.
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
on the corner of Cedar and Bonita, Berkeley, California.
Gene Sharee spent most of his childhood in an orphanage and put himself through school. He became a labor activist and eventually earned a law degree. He did legal work on behalf of the poor, was a proud atheist, a poet and a long-time member of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. His book, What Burdens Your Backpack Sack, is available through Amazon.com.
Gene worked on many programs for Pushing Limits. You can hear him on this 2006 program on Fathers with Disabilities. In “Old Age Belongs To the Strong,” he brought listeners interviews with a 90 year old, a 103 year old and several others. At age 94, Gene asked hard questions about the gap between seniors with disability and the disability movement, as well as introducing listeners to a few of the issues of aging.
Gene Sharee is survived by two children and many friends and comrades. We honor his long life of love and struggle.