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Lori M. Radzikowski

Lori M. Radzikowski died peacefully in her sleep on May 21, 2016, of heart failure in Denver, Colo. She came to Tiburon when she was one year old and lived here for 37 years. The past two years she was living in the Denver area. She was 42.
Lori was born in Cambridge, Mass., on March 27, 1974. She went thru the Reed school district and graduated with honors from Redwood High School in 1992. She attended Cornell University for two years, then returned to California due to health conditions.
While at Redwood High School, Lori was co-editor of the Bark newspaper, page editor and reporter. She received the James Madison Freedom of Information Award in 1992 for an article she wrote on sexual harassment in high schools. In addition, she was on the Model U.N. Debate team, winning honors at UC Berkeley and Stanford. She was president of RISE, an organization for international exchange students. She received Lifetime Membership in the National Honor Society and was listed in Who's Who in American High School Students both in 1991 and1992. She was also a member of crew while at Redwood.
Lori volunteered for the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society at their archives office and gave tours at the Donahue Building. In addition, she worked for Landmarks at the Tiburon Thrift Shop and volunteered at Corner Books. She also taught Sunday school at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Lori was very artistic. She taught herself to carve stone sculpture and create wood carvings. She was an outstanding photographer specializing in photos of children, babies and pets. She exhibited her photographic work in Larkspur. Lori loved to travel and spent time in many European countries, the Caribbean, and Russia. Lori was also an avid sailor, crewing for offshore expeditions to the British Virgins, Bermuda, Maine, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Annapolis, Md. Lori also enjoyed walking and hiking with her beloved golden retriever Jefferson. Lori loved life, children, and dogs. She was extremely bright, interesting to talk to, had a very active mind, loved music and art. She was truly a Renaissance Woman.
Lori's survivors include her mother, Margaret C. May of Tiburon; two sisters, Carroll A. Davis of Johnstown, Colo., and Kirsten E. Modrich of Tiburon; and niece and nephew, Sofia and Johann Modrich, both of Tiburon.
Lori's ashes have been scattered in San Francisco Bay off Angel Island as she requested. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 31, at 2 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., across from the Cove shopping center.
Memorial donations may be made in Lori's name to the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society, earmarked for the Donahue Building, at 1550 Tiburon Blvd. Suite M, Tiburon, Calif. 94920.
Contact person: Margaret C. May 415 233-1974

(Published June 15, 2016)

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