Ann Eliaser

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Ann Wertheim Eliaser, long ac­tive in the civic, cul­tural, and po­lit­i­cal af­fairs of her na­tive San Fran­cisco, of Cal­i­for­nia, and of the na­tion, died peace­fully at home on Oc­to­ber 24, 2018.

Mrs. Eliaser at­tended San Fran­cisco pub­lic schools, grad­u­ated from The Dal­ton School in New York, and stud­ied at Con­necti­cut Col­lege for Women.

An avid reader from child­hood, she served as co-host of the pi­o­neer­ing tele­vi­sion book re­view pro­gram “Let’s Look at Books” in the 1950’s.

En­gaged since 1952 with the Demo­cratic Party, Eliaser was elected Na­tional Com­mit­tee­woman rep­re­sent­ing Cal­i­for­nia from 1965 through 1968.

Mrs. Eliaser was ap­pointed to the San Fran­cisco Board of Per­mit Ap­peals by Mayor Joseph Alioto in 1971. In 1975, she was nom­i­nated by Gov­er­nor Ed­mund G. Brown, Jr. to serve as the first fe­male mem­ber of the Lake Ta­hoe Re­gional Plan­ning Agency. She served for decades on mul­ti­ple city, state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional boards of direc­tors, con­sulted pro­fes­sion­ally, and was a long­time sup­porter of the State of Is­rael.

Mrs. Eliaser was formerly mar­ried to Lionel M. Alan­son, Jr. and Dr. Mau­rice Eliaser, Jr. who pre­cede her in death. Mrs. Eliaser is sur­vived by her daugh­ter Mary Pow­ell (Pa­tric), grand­chil­dren Blair Shane (Richard) and Alexan­der Rosen­blatt (Kelly Jane), and four great­grand­chil­dren (Zoe, Luke, Mathilda and Lu­cie.) The fam­ily wishes to ex­press its pro­found grat­i­tude to Mrs. Eliaser’s care­givers Su­san Pas­cual, Su­sana Dib­ble, Jen­nifer Fer­nando, Edna Bonilla, the ded­i­cated Out­pa­tient De­part­ment of San Fran­cisco Tow­ers, and her in­spired hospice nurse, Sis­ter Mag­gie Glynn, FSP, and all who con­trib­uted so much to the com­fort of her fi­nal years and days. A Memo­rial Ser­vice will be held at 11 o’clock on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9 at Con­gre­ga­tion Emanu-El, San Fran­cisco. The fam­ily sug­gests con­sid­er­a­tion of memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions to the char­ity of one’s choice.

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