Nancy Krissoff
(nee Negley)
Jan. 30, 1976 - Sept. 30, 2012
Born January 30, 1976, passed away from a sudden illness on September 30, 2012 surrounded by her family. A loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt, Nancy grew up in San Antonio, TX and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin.
Before becoming a full-time mother, Nancy was an elementary school teacher in San Francisco and Mill Valley fulfilling her passion for children and education. She is survived by her husband Paul Krissoff and son Owen as well as her parents, Brooke Negley and Richard Negley; siblings Emily Martin, Sydney Mulder, William Negley, Jamie Negley and Suzanne Negley; nephews Harry Martin, Fritz Martin, Jake Mulder; nieces Pia Martin, Nina Mulder and Lolly Martin.
Nancy lived life to the fullest, surrounded by her beloved dogs, children and family.
A service will be held at Grace Cathedral on Tuesday, October 2nd at 3:00. Donations can be made to the ASPCA in lieu of flowers.

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2012.
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I will always hold Nancy close to my heart. When I picture her beautiful face I am will always see her smiling about to laugh. Gone but never forgotten.
Linda Gintel
September 26, 2021
PAUL sincere sympathy to Nancy s family and our hearts go out to Paul and baby OWEN what a shock to us Tom Mairead O MARA wATERFORD IRELAND
October 31, 2012
Life is so strange and things happen in our lives that don't make any sense and just are not fair. I'm so sorry to hear Nancy passed. I remember her walking the dog behind our house and hanging out with the neighbors /dog walkers, she was such a good auntie, taking the kids for walks when they would come to visit. I remember watching her come and go with a big smile on her face and a wave as she drove down the street in her green toyota 4runner. She was so well liked; a wonderful, beautiful person, we will miss her.

We are thinking of you and so very sad.
Anny Martinez
October 24, 2012
Dearest Brooke and family. Please know that the Thompson/Herron/Waters families are here to support you in any way that we can. All of us send our deep deep love, and our prayers go out to you. We hold you in our hearts each and every day. Rhoda, Dave, Dan, Cece, Scott, Tim, Ben, Jessi and Nate
October 12, 2012
That knowing smile, that knowing glow. That was Nancy, to me. Always welcoming, always comforting, always special. I only wish your family the peace that only God can offer, the peace that passes all understanding. I am so sorry for your loss - Nancy was so special to every life she touched.
Laurie Brian
October 10, 2012
Dick and Brooke,

We just heard about Nancy's death and are devastated for you and all the family. I remember Nancy like so many do---full of life, acrobatic, playing and always so darling and never missing a beat. Please know you are in our thoughts, prayers------and we hope to be in touch with you soon. (We just heard about nancy from Harry Kelleher.)
October 9, 2012
My thoughts keep going to Nancy's fantastic smile- the ear to ear kind. I believe she still is. And to her family, may each day bring more peace. Most sincerely,
Courtney (Bahan) Schlessiger
October 8, 2012
My deepest condolences for this tragic loss. May you find love, comfort and strength in the Lord, whose Salvation bears our burdens.
F.L. Brown
October 8, 2012
Brooke--I am crushed to hear about your darling girl. I have always felt that is has been my priviledge to have you in my life. Although I am far away,I have always carried you in my heart.Please know that I love you and my heart aches for you. Alex Lambros Dorn Kauai
October 7, 2012
Although it has been many years it is impossible not to remember Nancy's amazing smile and huge personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Samantha Scott Gonzalez
October 7, 2012
October 7, 2012
Brooke, our hearts ache at your loss. I know what a loving and devoted mother you are. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Belinda and Will
October 7, 2012
Brooke, we are heart broken to hear of your daughters passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Gary. and Virginia White
October 7, 2012
Though I only knew Nancy as Syd's sister, I definitely remember her smile and that laugh that would echo down the halls of SMH. Can still hear it now. My heart is with you Syd, Emily, Brooke, Suzanne, Jamie, William and of course Owen.
Trisha Sinclair
October 6, 2012
Nancy almost always had a smile on her face and was just "bubbly". I knew her as a preschooler as I worked with Anita Lynn at SMH. She was a very special young lady. My heart goes out to her whole family.
Janet Howard
October 6, 2012
Dear Brooke,
Unspeakable sadness. The loss of precious Nancy is devastating. I pray that Paul, Emily, Sydney and you carry on her memory forever so that Owen will know what a fantastic mother he had.
Linda Adelman Gintel
October 6, 2012
Our hearts go out to you and yours... The Hoffman clan is praying for peace in your hearts, and courage and strength in the days ahead. Lots of love to all!
Elizabeth Hoffman Cox
October 4, 2012
I am so sad to learn of the Nancy's untimely death. I remember well how delightful she was in my preschool class of Montessori students oh so many years ago. It warms my heart to know that she had been teaching. I will be praying for her husband, son, parents, siblings and extended family.
Anita Lynn, retired teacher
October 4, 2012
I am absolutely shocked to hear of, and profoundly sorry for, the loss of such a light as Nancy. Emily and Nancy figure in so many of my fond memories of Saint Mary's Hall. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Mary Ann (Martinez) Borer
October 3, 2012
It was both heart-breaking and heart-warming to be with so many that loved Nancy yesterday. Her spirit lives on in the memories we all have. I am praying for comfort for Nancy's family.
Pamela Key
October 3, 2012
Nancy reached out to me when I came to St Mary's Hall. She was a warm, kind, funny and caring person. Her loss is deeply felt, and my thoughts are with her family and friends right now.
October 3, 2012
I only knew Nancy one year at SMH. She brightened everything around her. Her smile was so kind and infectious! My heart breaks for her family and I know that the world just lost one of the great true souls...
Jennifer Jackson Vestal
October 2, 2012
I have such fond memories of Nancy from my time at SMH. Although I haven't seen or spoken to her in years, I am heartbroken. Hugs to her family who has lost a true soul.
Jennifer Jackson Vestal
October 2, 2012
It's been many years since I last saw Nancy at Saint Mary's Hall but I remember her kind smile and bright eyes. My thoughts are with her family and friends during this very difficult time
Lacey Caldwell Senko
October 2, 2012
So many of my happy childhood memories include the Negley family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and healing for all of the lives that Nancy touched. XO
Sarah Penny Marjoram
October 2, 2012
My memories of Nancy are full of happiness, fun and smiles from our time at SMH. I'm just overwhelmed with sadness of her passing, but thankful being a part of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with her family as you look for strength during this time.
Ellie Williams
October 2, 2012
I had Nancy as a second and fifth grade teacher, she was everyone's favorite teacher. We will all miss her
Pete Warsinske
October 2, 2012
We cannot express in words how deeply saddened we are by the loss of Nancy's life. She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Krissoff and Negley families. Sincere regrets that we couldn't join you all today.
Craig & Haley Sanchez
October 2, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear about precious darling Nancy, always so friendly and affectionate when she saw me. I fell in love with her! My heart breaks for all of her loving family and friends. Mimi Zoch
October 2, 2012
I knew Nancy from Saint Mary's Hall and Camp Arrowhead. She was the "Big Chief" of our tribe at Camp, and I always looked up to her. My sympathies to the entire family.
Lauren (Polunsky) Dreszer
October 2, 2012
I knew Nancy from Saint Mary's Hall. She and my daughter Kathleen Gallino Shaner were in the same class. May you find strength from our Lord at this sad time.
Elizabeth Moore
October 2, 2012
Rick and I are overcome with sadness on the passing of such a bright star. God Bless, Laura and Rick Wolf
October 2, 2012
It was with great sadness that I learned of Nancy's passing. I'm sorry I cannot be in San Francisco today to celebrate Nancy's life, but my thoughts and prayers are with her extended family and friends.
Alfred Macdaniel
October 2, 2012
I was deeply saddened to learn of Nancy's passing. Her smile always brightened the room and she was kind to everyone. When Emily and I were roommates at UT, Nancy's visits were always filled with laughter. I pray you find peace and strength during this difficult time and I continue to hold the entire Negley and Krissoff families close to my heart.
Jessica (Slack) Nester
October 2, 2012
From Camp Arrowhead, I knew Nancy to be full of life and love, and I know that she will be missed. Your family is in my prayers.
Betsy Simmons-Sprenger
October 2, 2012
Words cannot describe the sadness De Ann and I feel over the loss of Nancy. Although many years have passed since those days at SMH when Nancy allowed me to share my office with her while we talked about "things" - I will never forget the ever-present smile and the contagious laughter she brought to those visits.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family...we hope you can take some comfort in knowing just how many lives she touched in her all too brief time with us.
Stan Bright
October 2, 2012
The world has certainly lost a wonderful soul. I will remember the fun times we had together as children and young adults. My heart goes out to the entire extended family.
Susan Heard
October 2, 2012
A wonderful woman who lived a wonderful life. You will be missed and always be with us in our memory. No words can make up for our sadness.
My condolences to Nancy, Emily, Sidney, family and friends.
Bogdan Vladu
October 2, 2012
My heart goes out to you.
Mary R Heard
October 2, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. God bless............
Mimi Siebert-Bowen
October 2, 2012
We are weighted down in sadness... You brought joy to our lives. We will miss you so.

Paul and Owen, we are here for you.
Kate and Kory Sheppard
October 1, 2012
xoxoxxoxo Nancy

There are no words for this tragic loss of life. You will be missed.
Kate Brown
October 1, 2012
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