Cherese Henderson (March 30, 1969 – December 11, 1998) was beloved employee at the Safeway on Claremont and College. She died unexpectedly from a blood clot, and was remembered with a memorial marker under a tree in the parking lot. When the Safeway was rebuilt, the marker was moved to a walkway.

The marker was donated by then store manager Rich Matasage. 1,2

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Links and References

  1. What fate a memorial plaque at College Avenue Safeway? April 9, 2013
  2. Buried at Safeway? Berkeley Reporter April 10, 2013