Dr. Maury Kelisky

Age 90, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in San Francisco. Maury was born in Chicago, IL on May 17, 1923 and raised in Lubbock, TX. His parents, Sam and Sadie, and brother Dick saw him off to World War II at 20 years old. After completing basic training at Camp Roberts in California, Maury shipped off with his unit, the 272nd Infantry, to Europe and came ashore in France the week of D-Day and spent the next two years in Europe.

After the war Maury received his medical degree at the University of Texas, interned at Philadelphia General and did his first-year residency in New York, where he met and married his beloved wife Dana in 1957. The newly married couple moved to San Francisco, where Maury completed his residency and opened his practice as an Internist.

Maury loved being a doctor and practiced medicine for over 50 years. He was a true renaissance man with a wide array of hobbies ranging from baking to batik and everything in between. Maury’s Sonoma gardening expertise was legendary as were his carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills. He was even made an honorary stationary engineer at Mt. Zion Hospital, where he was as likely to be found in the Engineering Department as upstairs in patient rooms.

Maury is survived by his spouse of 56 years, Dana, his three children Monique, Greg and Peddie, their spouses Bill, Raissa and Leif, his grandchildren Melina, Sam and Sadie, his brother Dick and his beloved dog Max as well as hundreds of friends and patients who shall miss him dearly.

Services were held on Nov. 1, 2013 at Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco.

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Marvin Langsam


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. He was born Oct. 24, 1941 in San Francisco. He attended Lincoln HS and graduated from the University of California with a major in history. Marvin taught high school for some years, then went on to get his master’s from San Diego State. Marvin enjoyed hiking, biking and yoga. He is survived by his sister, Helen Langsam, two nephews, Steve and Doug, and niece Karen Larson. Donations in Marvin’s memory can be made to the Jewish Home of San Francisco.

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Shirley Kahn Rosenberg


It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Shirley Kahn Rosenberg on Oct. 22, 2013. She died at home with her family by her side. Shirley was a woman with a great interest in the arts, nature, social action, travel and current political issues. She liked nothing better than spending time with her family and friends.

Born in San Francisco in 1920, Shirley graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where she met Robert, who would be her husband for 66 years. During the Second World War she worked as a civilian air traffic controller in Las Vegas and as a professional with the Red Cross. While raising a young family, Shirley was active with the League of Women Voters.

Shirley earned a teaching credential and master’s degree while working for the San Mateo Union High School District. For the district, she developed and led a program to train and utilize teaching aides in the classroom, eventually supervising 120 aides within the eight district schools. She also worked as a tutor for families and individuals learning English as a second language and led a weekly class on current events for over 30 years. Interfaith relations and feeding the homeless also captured her interest as she participated with her congregation, Temple Beth El, on these projects.

Shirley is survived by her three children (daughter Nancy Bott and sons Chuck and John), their spouses, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22208-1606; the League of Women Voters, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036-4508; or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.


Greta “Omi” Stuehler


In San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2013 at age 98. Beloved wife of the late Paul Stuehler; loving mother of Joanne and Steven Saxe; adoring grandmother of Rabbi Julie (Michael) Saxe-Taller and Rabbi Jeffrey (Jaimee) Saxe; cherished great-grandmother of Samuel Saxe-Taller and Shoshana, Aaron and Jonah Saxe.

Greta left Frankfurt, Germany, for San Francisco in 1938 where she built a wonderful family and life. She spent the last 27 years at the Sequoias, where she was a good friend to many. Greta was a very giving and caring person.

Services were held Oct. 30 at Hills of Eternity Chapel, Colma, followed by interment at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to Congregation Sherith Israel, S.F., or Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, would be kindly appreciated.

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