SIDNEY KONIGSBERG Ph.D.
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Sidney Konigsberg, PhD In San Rafael on June 29, 2011 at age 93. Devoted and beloved husband of the late Vivian Gardner Konigsberg for 71 years; loving father of the late Joanne Helene Konigsberg; uncle of Marilee K. Gardner, Joyce M. Konigsberg (Philip Cecchettini), Michael J. Smith (Lynn), Edward P. Smith, Jr. (Nancy) and Roger A. (Lynne Oberlander) Smith; and great uncle, great-great uncle, and cousin to many. Sidney was born in Berkeley. He graduated as valedictorian of Polytechnic College of Engineering in Oakland with degrees in Electrical and Radio Engineering and obtained a Doctor of Science from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel. During World War II he designed life saving equipment for the military and later founded three electronics firms. Sidney loved classical music and opera, and supported numerous arts and charitable organizations. He was a member of Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco for over 60 years and the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and served as an executive secretary of the National Marine Electronics Association and President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of American Technion Society. Dr. Konigsberg was an active contributor and Guardian of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where he championed the work of outstanding faculty members through the Vivian Konigsberg Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Konigsberg was a licensed amateur radio operator for over 60 years. Sidney was a person of generous spirit and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his devoted companion, Marie Whitney. Funeral services will be held Friday (TODAY), July 1, 2011 at 10:30AM, at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma, followed by a graveside service. Donations to your favorite charity, preferred.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jul. 1, 2011.
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July 25, 2011
From our family in Seattle: Myself (Robert Simon) and my Mother Gladys Simon, my wife Delila and daughter Samantha - - we want to send our condolences as well as our heart-felt good wishes to the family. As a neighbor of many years in San Francisco, Sidney (and Mimi) were great friends of my Mother Gladys and my Father Louis. In addition, growing up in San Francisco and pioneeering a business, myself, in Seattle, Sidney kept in touch and was a wonderful inspiration. Among other things Sidney brought our family, our business, to join in support of the Technion Institute. Peace, Peace to those near and those far and know that the inspiration and this long time friendship will be with us.

simon@novafish.com
Robert Simon
July 7, 2011
In memory of one of the pioneers in Modern Marine Electronics. I remember your Apelco equipment and later the Konel equipment. You and my grandfather were great friends. I help in testing some of your experimental equipment on my grandfathers vessel with you in the mid 60's, that gave me that extra push to become an electrical engineer. It was a real honor to have known you.
M. Newman,
July 2, 2011
So sad to learn of Sidney's passing. I worked with Sidney on many of his home remodeling projects from San Francisco to San Rafeal and back to S.F. and the in between projects. Sidney was a mover and shaker.
Always kind and gracious to all I will remember how he always brought out the best in all around him , especially me.
I will miss him very much as I can say without exception Sidney was not just my favorite client but also a friend.
Good bye Sidney but never forgotten !
Tom Willis / Designer
Thomas Willis
July 1, 2011
May Sidney's memory be blessing always, the Rhine Family.
July 1, 2011
May Sidney's memory be a blessing always. The Rhine Family
June 30, 2011
To Roger Smith,

For Mr. Konigsber, I want to thank you for all your (help) support and kindness towards me. I will always count my blessings that I got to know you and Mariie and work for you.

My deepest symphathy to the family.

Mr. Konigsberg's Caregiver, Jocelyn B. Miguel
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