Lisa Bamberger
1964 - 2020
Lisa Bamberger
August 22,1964 - September 6, 2020
Lisa Bamberger, a long-time Redwood City kindergarten teacher, and loving friend, daughter, sister and aunt died peacefully September 6, 2020 surrounded by her family following complications from a stroke. She was 56.

Lisa Marie Bamberger was born August 22,1964 in San Francisco to Louis and Dolores Bamberger of Redwood City. The youngest of three children, Lisa was raised in Redwood City where she loved to dance, sing, study the viola and perform in school plays.
She graduated from Sequoia High School Class of 1982 where she was president of the Treble Clef chorus. And was highly involved in the local chapter of the Rainbow Girls, a leadership and community service group for young women.

After high school, Lisa followed her passion, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Sacramento State University. She enjoyed a 30+year career teaching kindergarten and transitional kindergarten in the Redwood City School District at Taft and Roosevelt elementary schools. She loved her profession, colleagues, and many, many wonderful students.

Lisa cared deeply for animals volunteering for Pets in Need and raising cats, rabbits, a gecko, and her Citron-crested cockatoo, Moses, who is now in the loving care of the Tree of Life Rescue and Sanctuary in Placerville California.

Tante Lisa, as she was known to her nieces and nephew, Ellee, Alyssa, Sarah and Scott, was the best aunt ever - always curious about their interests and dreams, attending dance recitals, choral concerts, graduations, and taking them on trips to Disney World. Her niece, Sarah, followed her lead and became an elementary school teacher.

One of Lisa's earliest memories was walking with her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to a thrift store in San Francisco where she found a little doll with red hair like her own. Her great-grandmother gave her the doll and hand-made it a beautiful dress. She kept the doll in her room her entire life.

Lisa was a caregiver to her mother and father when they needed it most and will be greatly missed by her loving father Louis Bamberger Sr, brothers Louis Jr. and David, sisters-in-law Cheryl and Terry, and extended family and friends. We will miss her joy, laugh, love and caring presence.

She will be laid to rest next to her mother at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Pets in Need at and the Souza Bird Sanctuary at

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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I just heard about this, and I’m saddened for her family who I grew to love as a student to her father applying makeup for theatre at our high school.
Danny Raisor
November 9, 2020
My sister was a lovely and warm person. She really enjoyed being a teacher and having the privileged to work with the many students she taught throughout her career. She really wanted them to grow in their knowledge and develop a love of learning.

The below picture is one of the last times that we were all together as a family during an outing at the CA State Capital. We were very fortunate to have been able to share many events live this one with her over the years.

I miss her deeply. Rest in peace Lisa.
Louis Bamberger
September 17, 2020
We are so sorry to hear, Ms. Bamberg that she passed away. She is resting in peace. My daughter went to Roosevelt from K to 8th grade. She was sweet and friendly to me bec I am deaf Mom.
Gaiane Villemaire
September 14, 2020
Oh behalf of my daughter Lauren Buck (TK class of 2018-2019) and our whole family, we are sorry for your loss. Ms. Bamberger was such a wonderful teacher and really started our daughter on her love of school and learning. We will all miss her greatly
Selah Mapes
September 13, 2020
I am so very sorry David, Terry and Ellee. My heart aches for your family during this time. Much love goes out to you all for the loss of this woman that was taken far too young.
Suzie Larsen
September 13, 2020
Though my son is three years younger than Lisa, we fondly remember that sweet girl at Henry Ford and Kennedy (band) and David and his talents! I worked with Dolores as a volunteer at the Henry Ford library for a time. I send my condolences to all of you at the loss of this dear one --I know that she must have left a trail of joys wherever she went.
Evelyn Winnegar
September 13, 2020
I am so sorry about Lisa! God bless her and hold her in the palm of his hand.
Nancy Goold
September 12, 2020
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