Ruth Tukeman

RUTH MOHR TUKEMAN October 10, 1933 - June 20, 2010 Passed away peacefully at Silverado Senior Care Nursing Home in Burlingame. Ruth was born in Furth, Germany to parents Ernest and Auguste Mohr. During the Holocaust, she and her family escaped to Haiti. They settled in New Yorks Kew Gardens where she grew up and attended PS 99, and later Forest Hills High School. She trained as a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital and continued her studies at Columbia University. After graduation Ruth headed west to San Francisco and become a Public Health Nurse. She met her husband, Cyril Tukeman, and they married in 1958. With the births of their children she became a full time mother until they were teenagers. Ruth then worked as a school nurse for the Jefferson Elementary School District in Daly City until her retirement in 1998. Ruth leaves behind a devoted husband, Dr. Cyril Tukeman, two children, Mark Tukeman and Erica Gilbert, five grandchildren, Sammy and Gabi Tukeman, Robert, Evan and Ari Gilbert. She also leaves a brother, Bill Mohr, nieces Tara Mohr and Dina Tuchscher, nephew Bruce Hofert and many loving friends. To know her was to love her. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 23rd [TODAY] at 1:00 at Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real in Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Ruths memory to the Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94106.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 23, 2010