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Memorial for Maxine Sigel

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Memorial: 12:00 PM Sunday, December 10th, 2017
Congregation Emanu El
2 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Maxine Cohen Sigel passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 3, 2017. A San Francisco native, Maxine was born October 21, 1924 and was the adored daughter of Augusta and Max Sobel and sister of Stanton (Corinne) Sobel.

Maxine attended Lowell High School and married the love of her life Joseph B Cohen in 1946 and raised their two children Joannie Liss and Steven Cohen in San Francisco. She was a Mt. Zion Hospital volunteer and served on the Floral Committee at Congregation Emanu-El. Maxine spent many summers with friends and family at the River Ski Club and weekends at Tinsley Island. She was a longtime bridge player and in her later years played duplicate daily and became a Silver Life Master. Traveling for bridge tournaments, collecting art and spending time with friends and family were Maxine’s passions. She lived her life “Mackie’s way” and friends will recall Maxine’s sharp wit, directness and incredible memory. She didn’t mince words and always told it like it was. After Joe passed away in 1988, Maxine was married to Al Sigel from 1990 until his death in 2012.

She was a devoted Nana to Rob (Amy) Liss, Anne (Mark) Solomon, Ashley (Matt) Hunter, Courtney (Kevin) Benson and Stephanie Cohen and a loving great-grandmother to Mia, Max, Hayden, Eloise and Logan. She is also survived by her nieces Sherri (Charlie) Sugarman, Cindy (Craig) Morris, Vicki (Paul) Klapper and Debbie (Peter) Lecher.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 10th at 12:00pm at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco. The family requests that donations be made to cancer programs at UCSF or call the UCSF Foundation 415-502-1197.