Hertha Basch, 89, of Walnut Creek, Calif., died June 28. She was formerly of Philadelphia.
A hospital volunteer for many years, Basch was active in doz-ens of community organizations devoted to the rights of senior citizens and the developmentally disabled.
She moved to California in 1984 after her husband, Vic Basch, passed away.
Basch is survived by daughters Reva Basch and Karen Basch; son Larry Basch; a grandson; and "adopted" daughter Laura Hicks.
Memorial donations can be made to: East Bay Innovations, 303 W. Joaquin Ave., Suite 110, San Leandro, CA 94577; or Senior Helpline Services, 1035A Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549.