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Maury Kelisky

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Dr. Maury Kelisky


Age 90, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, October 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 will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1pm at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St., San Francisco.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 31, 2013
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