Paul's greatest love, aside from his wife of 65 years and five children, was golf.
Michael loved skiing and experiencing the outdoors with his family and friends.
In 1976, Jetta Brenner was chosen to manage the Sheraton Russell hotel in Manhattan. People soon started calling it "Jetta's Place."
A Chinese immigrant, Shelly Che potty trained, trimmed bread crusts, sized and sorted seasonal clothes, and cooked broccoli to the perfect child-friendly texture.
John Michael Gray was an arts educator in Newton, with a doctorate from Boston University. He was also one half of The Hat Sisters.
Amtul "Amijaan" Hafeez shaped her large family’s life in unending ways, from homeschooling to clothes-making. She died in Cambridge at 94.
Along with skateboarding, Travis loved kids. He loved teaching them to “shred,” running competitions, overseeing parties.
Home-baked desserts, espresso, home-brewed wine: that was all in a routine family meal for Carmelinda Inglese. And she was joyfully at its center.
Years into his career, Dr. Schulman veered away from a more traditional path in medicine to join the Hope ship, a floating ambulatory care center and teaching hospital.
He cared for the catatonic, the traumatized, the violent. “I’d been through war,” he wrote. “These patients were comrades.”
Larry was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes when he was 8 and went blind in his 20s, but he met his illness with ingenuity to maintain his independence.
For 29 years, Loretta Barrasso worked at the Cambridge Pediatrics clinic as a medical assistant -- taking measurements and temperatures, checking vision and hearing.
Starting as a Presbyterian minister in the 1950s, Stan Holt believed in the value of gentle, gradual social change. Then he discovered the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the power of social activism.
The school of Tibetan Buddha Dharma he joined uses ancient meditation techniques. It all begins with sitting. In that way, Binny was in a state of perpetual preparedness.
Connecting the people dots brought many into Molly’s life: Iranian teachers, Hungarian figure skaters, New Zealand travelers.
For 35 years, Steve Trager worked as a security guard, but he was more colorful than brawny.
William Barney died last March in his Nantucket home. He was 95 years old.
"He just loved people so much, and he just wanted the best for his friends, for his people," Jonathan Greenleaf's twin sister remembers.
"He just was worried, like, he felt he had so much stuff left to do, and he was frustrated by that," Genevieve Rajewski said of her father.
"It was just as though she knew [music] organically," Charles Fortunato said of his mother, whom fans knew as Vera Vaun.