In Memoriam

Please check this webpage periodically for updates on recent deaths of UCLA emeriti. All reports are compiled and submitted by the UCLA Emeriti Association Corresponding Secretary, Diane Childs.

On September 28, 2019, Emeritus Professor, Chuck Berst passed away.

Chuck Berst was a longtime pillar of the Emeriti Association, and served as the UCLA representative to the Council of UC Emeriti Associations. He brought the research work, teaching, scholarly production, and professional service of emeriti/emeritae to the attention of all through his tireless work on the Bio-Bibliographic Survey of UC Emeriti in Research, Teaching, and Professional Service, which Chuck called the “Eleventh Campus.” He was also instrumental in the establishment of Belmont Village for emeriti/retiree housing. Accounts of the life and career of Charles Berst can be found on the department website: