Zachary Wald, a resident of Piedmont, California, died at home from cancer on December 13, 2023, at the age of 49. Zac is survived by his wife, Eliza Sorensen, and their three children: Sophie (19 years old), Spencer (18 years old), and Arden (15 years old). Zachary and Eliza met and fell in love in high school at Middlesex School, and both attended Brown University. Zac was awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and received a masters degree from Berkeley in City and Regional Planning. Zac spent the majority of his career working for the City Council of Oakland, and he was a proud author of the original Oakland Pedestrian Master Plan.
Zac’s life was defined by his love for Eliza, Sophie, Spencer and Arden and his friends and extended family. Having lost his own father at a young age (also to cancer), Zac wished to be a good dad above all other goals in life. Zac believed that spending time with his kids was the best way to be a good dad, so he spent as much time with the kids as he could. He will be missed.