Brent Woodall, BS 93, Perishes in World Trade Center Attack
Woodall, BS 93, grew up in La Jolla, California, but wound up in the world's financial capital, New York. He was a stock trader for a large firm based in the World Trade Center, with an office on the 89th floor. Woodall, 31, was one of the thousands of victims of the September 11 attacks.
The middle of three children, Woodall was a natural athlete, starting with soccer at age six. He excelled in three sports at La Jolla High - football, basketball, and baseball. Maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, he was studious and good- natured, his friends say. At UC Berkeley, where he majored in business, Woodall played football and baseball. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and spent two years pitching for their farm teams after graduation.
Sidelined by an injury, Woodall became a stock trader in 1995, joining the New York-based firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Thirteen months ago, he married his wife, Tracy, who teaches autistic children. She is pregnant with the couple's first child.
Woodall called his parents in La Jolla early Sept. 11, after a plane had struck the adjacent tower, to tell them he was OK. About 20 minutes later, he left a brief message saying his building had been hit and he was going to "get the hell out" of there. Those were the last words of his they heard.
Woodall is survived by his wife, Tracy Woodall of New York; his parents, John and Mary Woodall of La Jolla; a brother and sister- in-law, Craig and Renee Woodall of Fort Collins, Colorado; a sister and brother-in-law, Erin and George Konstantinow of San Fernando; and a niece, Jordan.
There are two options for donations in Brent Woodall's name:
The Brent Woodall Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 8730
La Jolla CA, 92037-8730.
This will be used to offset college expenses for Mr. and Mrs. Woodall's unborn child and provide college funds for a San Diego-area student athlete.
The Brent Woodall Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of California at Berkeley Bear Backer Office
2223 Fulton St., Third Floor
Berkeley CA, 94720-4424.
This will go to an endowed fund at the university for a football scholarship in Woodall's memory.
Howard Karr, BA 60 Passes Away
Howard Karr, BA 60, passed away peacefully at age 63 with his family by his side on December 2, 2001. A UC Berkeley Yell Leader and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Howard was an active volunteer and donor to UC Berkeley. He was the former president of the Cal Business Alumni, a board member of the Haas School Advisory Board, and a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. He was a sixth generation native of Northern California and was an active community leader, serving as a member of the San Mateo Rotary; AYSO commissioner and coach; and president of Big Brothers. A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Louise Cahn Karr; daughters Cynthia Karr Kendall and Elizabeth Karr Pola; brothers Bob Karr and Rick Karr; grandson Nathaniel Lewis Pola, and sons-in-law Christopher Kendall and Michael Pola. Howard was a pioneer in the field of financial executive recruiting and founder of Karr & Associates, Inc., a retained executive search firm. His daughters, Cynthia and Liz, worked with their father in the business and will continue the business and his legacy. In lieu of flowers, Howard's family has created a memorial fund in his honor at the Haas School of Business. Donations can be made by contacting Larry Lollar, assistant dean for Development & Alumni Relations, at 510.642.3182.
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