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Nancy Sloss

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Nancy Louise Sloss


Nancy Sloss died on October 3, 2018, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Ms. Sloss was a San Francisco native. Her parents, Leon Sloss, Jr. and Eleanor Fleishhacker Sloss, both descended from prominent San Francisco Jewish families.

Despite her California roots, Nancy spent most of her adult life on the East Coast. She worked for Pat Brown, Jerry Brown's father, in the 1960s when he was Governor of California. Nancy moved to Washington D.C. after Brown lost the 1966 gubernatorial election. She worked for Senator Alan Cranston in his D.C. office in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Nancy spent the next twenty years as a documentary film producer. She served as Production Manager for Guggenheim Productions, Inc., a documentary film company headed by the acclaimed director Charles Guggenheim. Nancy and Charles co-produced the film "High Schools," which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1984 for outstanding achievement in documentary feature films.

Nancy worked on several projects in the 1980s with Sherry Jones of Washington Media Associates. They co-produced "Retreat from Beirut," which received an Emmy Award in 1985 for outstanding investigative journalism.

Nancy loved to travel. She traveled to every continent except Antarctica and visited almost one hundred countries. Nancy was widely respected for her kindness and generosity. She was loved and admired by many friends, colleagues and family members. Nancy had two brothers, Leon and Peter Sloss, both of whom are deceased. She is survived by six nieces and nephews and significant others, two sisters-in-law, thirteen great nieces and nephews, and one great-great niece.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 10, 2018
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