Janice C. Berg Gonsalves

Profile Updated: April 11, 2017
Janice C. Berg
Residing In: El Sobrante, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Manny Gonsalves, deceased
Occupation: Manager - Brand Protection and Special Projects, Office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection, UCB
Children: Amy, born 1985
Matt, born 1989
Yes! Attending Reunion

I graduated from UC Davis in 1973 with a BA in French, in 1975 with a MA in French, and in 1977 with a Teaching Credential. I have been working at Cal since 1986, and I am currently on the Board of Directors of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

I taught high school and college for many years (UC Davis as a TA, Corning High School, and Napa and Solano Colleges). I also worked as a "Crockette" -- Construction Finance Officer at Crocker Bank in SF. After that, I came to Cal, where I've been ever since in a variety of roles.

It's been quite a while since I updated my profile. Sadly, this year, I lost my husband of 35 years after a 24-year long battle with cancer. He fought up until the end, but it just overwhelmed him.

6 weeks before, I had bilateral knee replacement. My cousin was right -- it makes a world of difference. I no longer have any pain in my knees, and walking is once again a pleasure.

School Story:

I don't think I will ever forget Stan Bowman in all his dyed glory!

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Nov 16, 2020 at 1:33 AM
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Jan 11, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Posted on: Jan 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM

Ila, Happy birthday!?

Jan 01, 2020 at 3:48 PM


Happy almost birthday! It was great seeing you at the reunion. Hope you have a great 2020.

Dec 23, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Happy birthday, Cousin! Hope you're having a great day.

Nov 16, 2019 at 1:35 AM
Aug 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Are you coming to the reunion? If so, I'll see you there.

Apr 28, 2019 at 7:56 PM
Jan 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Nov 16, 2018 at 1:33 AM
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Dec 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Posted on: Dec 15, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Happy birthday, cousin! I had double knee replacement a little over a year ago, and you were right -- it's amazing the difference it makes. Gentle reminder -- you promised at our last reunion to tell me what your mom knew about my Grandma Berg -- the whole left on a doorstep thing. I'd really like to know.

Nov 16, 2017 at 1:33 AM
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Oct 23, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Posted on: Oct 23, 2017 at 8:06 AM


I hope you came through the fire successfully. We need to get together soon.


Oct 23, 2017 at 8:05 AM


It was lovely to hear your update. Based on your profile, it looks like you've moved back to the Bay Area. It would be lovely to get together.

I've had an interesting (because not of the other adjectives are printable) year. I had double knee replacement in November, lost 93 pounds, and my husband lost his 24-year fight with cancer in January. This past month, my brother's home (on Coombsville) was under an evacuation advisory, but fortunately all went well. I'm planning to retire in June, following a 31+ year career at UC Berkeley. I'm still not quite sure what I will do, but I'm ready to explore new options.


Apr 11, 2017 at 9:51 AM
Dec 15, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Dec 15, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Happy birthday (almost)! It seems like it's been a long time since our reunion. Napa is still recovering from that earthquake.

John, when you have time, could you please share with me what Cousin Violet told you about Grandma Berg and her adoption? I'd really like to know so I can share it with my brother.
I'm looking at getting two new knees fairly soon, perhaps in 2016. Wish me luck!

Nov 16, 2015 at 1:33 AM
Oct 31, 2015 at 4:08 PM
Jan 08, 2015 at 8:14 AM


Happy birthday! I missed you at the 45th reunion. Take care.


Dec 15, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hey, cousin -- Happy Birthday! I hope you survived the rain we sent your way -- it was pretty amazing up here.

Just a reminder -- you said you had information about my grandmother, Clara Berg, and the story about how she was left on the Jacks' doorstep. I'm really interested to learn what you know. If you have time, please email me this news.