Vicky Lorraine Prager |
59, died peacefully Aug. 21, 2013 at her Mountain View home with family by her side. She was born on July 26, 1954 to Doris and Charles Prager in Oakland, Calif. She attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, UC Berkeley, and Yale Medical School followed by a career as a physician in adolescent medicine.
Vicky faced her own medical challenges with personal courage, and by freely giving medical help to many. She lived with Marfan's Syndrome and was a leader in the Marfan's Foundation. She survived breast cancer only to succumb to the disease after a long remission.
Vicky was a staunch advocate for women's health, Marfan's patients, and all children who graced her life. She devoted much of her time as a medical consultant to family and friends.
A true Renaissance woman, Vicky loved to sketch and play piano. She was an active member of the greater Jewish community, in particular congregations Kol Emeth in Palo Alto and Nishmat Shalom in the East Bay. She will be remembered for her compassion, love, intelligence, creative energy, profound empathy, grace, and courage.
She is survived by her husband Arthur Zingher and his children Zev and Elana, sister Madeline Prager and her children Aviva and Maya, stepmother Alice Prager, godmother Charlotte Oppenheim, step-siblings Barbara and Walter Loebel, and countless nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on August 23, 2013 at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Breast Cancer Fund in memory of Vicky Prager: Breast Cancer Fund, 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94109-5400. www.breastcancerfund.org
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 25, 2013