Photo: Eleni  Bastea

Eleni Bastea

  • Regents' Professor

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Dear SA+P friends and colleagues

On January 12, 2020, at 5:05 pm, Eleni, my beloved wife and my closest friend passed away peacefully at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco after a long struggle with cancer. 

As you all know, Eleni was a fighter. She set high goals, and she met them with energy and passion, but also with a desire for the greater good. She saw every moment as an opportunity to learn, even in the impossibly trying moments of her last days.  I wish a had even an ounce of her strength.

Eleni was also my soulmate in every sense of thew word. No, she was more than that.  She was my very soul, and I will miss her more than any words could ever describe. 

I feel so privileged to have shared the last forty years by her side and hope, with my sons, that her passion for life and constant desire for knowledge will live on in our own lives.

Peace to all,

Mark