Longtime El Cerrito resident Rose Matychak Lernberg, June 19, 1927 – June 6, 2016, passed away peacefully at Chaparral House in Berkeley after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Rose was born in New York State and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1943. She had a career first in business management and then as a school librarian. Rose was active and well known in her community and she received many awards from the city of El Cerrito for her efforts. She worked tirelessly for animal rights and was an active contributor to the Democratic Party, joining the El Cerrito Democratic Club at its founding in 1952 and maintaining her membership for the rest of her life.
In her home life she loved children, and was an outstanding seamstress who knit many beautiful sweaters; she will also be fondly remembered for her prowess in the kitchen. Many thanks from her family go to Chaparral House for their outstanding medical care and kindness to Rose. Special mention must be made for the help of her caregivers, Divine Barcinas and Gloria Simbulan. A memorial service is pending. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=rose-matychak-lernberg&pid=180284809&fhid=5486#sthash.Fbq8LugC.dpuf