Dorothy Kaufman
1921 - 2017
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Dorothy Sovinsky Kaufman

July 3, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Passed away in San Francisco on November 17, 2017 at age 96. Survived by sons Nathan and Robert, daughter Deborah and grandchildren Aaron, Miriam, Rachel, Rebekah and Max and great-grandson Riley. Preceeded in death by her husband Ephraim Fred Kaufman on May 26, 1999. Born in Brooklyn, New York, a member of the first graduating class New York City's High School of Music and Arts and a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Began her career as an advertising artist in Manhattan. An accomplished artist in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. A member of Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. Her work had numerous gallery showings, and is held in private collections. Supporter and and member of the SF MOMA, SF Fine Arts Museum, SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian. A woman of quiet strength who will be missed by her family and many friends. Laid to rest on November 20th at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park. Donations in her memory may be made to Jewish Family and Children's Services, P.O. Box 159004, San Francisco, California 94115 for the Seniors At Home program.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2017.
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January 22, 2018
So sorry to hear of Dot's passing. Had tried to reach her in the past ,but was unsuccessful. Irene Halpern
December 15, 2017
Dear Debbie, Nathan and Robert,

My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom.

Best,
Jenny Weinshel ( Marshall )
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