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San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, September 6, 2001

BERNEY, Stanley P. -- Born December 17, 1917 in New York died August 9, 2001 in Sausalito, California. He was an uncommon man of plain taste, multifaceted talents and a passionate commitment to bettering the human condition. Stanley was an inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of having him in our lives. He had an endless drive, a stream of innovative ideas and steadfast purpose in making good things happen. Some of the many ways he gave of himself to the community included: serving on the Board of Directors and teaching at the Delancey Street Foundation and serving on the Advisory Board of Art for Healing. He also was president of the Economic Roundtable, practiced rehabilitative psychology, introduced Synanon Games to hundreds of northern Californians, mentored many non profit organizations, as a builder developer pioneered California condominium construction, produced the record breaking San Francisco hit, The Cole Porter Review, reigned as the national racquet ball champion for six years and was a top ranked senior tennis player. His simple motto, 'Just do it. . . you can do it' extended with a helping hand touched the lives of many. He will be remembered by friends and family at memorial services on Sunday, September 9,2001, 11:00 AM in the Delancey Street Sculpture Garden. Donations in his memory may be sent to Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero St., San Francisco, CA 94107.

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