Virginia Elizabeth Gray

  • Wednesday May 10, 2017
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May 31, 1947 – April 20, 2017

Virginia Elizabeth ("Liz") Gray passed away April 20, 2017, surrounded by friends and family. Liz worked in nursing and managerial roles for 14 years in southern California. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993, and finished her career at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She is remembered along with Dorothy Sall Rosenbaum, Ph.D., her partner and wife of 15 years.

She is survived by her children Jan Rosenbaum Sass (and her husband, Mark Sass); Eric Rosenbaum (and his husband, Pierre Vallet); Alan Rosenbaum (and his husband, William Reichmann); her grandchildren Megan Sass and Jonathan Sass; her friends JoAnne Marshall; Mary Ann Sullivan; Daniel Custer; Sara Russel; Amy Brahney; her cousin, Frances Chandler; and nieces Carla Daster Sanderson and Rheanne Daster Burkett. Other family includes Lisa Wan and Katie Sutherland. She is missed by friends at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, and Coastside Jewish Community in El Granada, California (donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to these congregations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or the Human Rights Campaign).

Services will be held Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real, Daly City, CA 94014.