Lasting Memories

Minnette (Hochfeld) Hamerslag
Jan. 4, 1925-Feb. 15, 2019
San Mateo, California

Minnette Hochfeld Hamerslag was born in Portland, Oregon, on Jan. 4, 1925, to Sam and Bessie Hochfeld. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bacteriolgy from the University of Washington. She moved to San Francisco a year after her graduation and met Jay Platt Hamerslag, Jr. soon after her arrival. They were married July 11, 1948, eventually moving to Menlo Park. She and Jay had 3 children, Nancy (Parker), Beth (Weiss) and Steven Hamerslag. She was very active in her community, being involved with PTA, San Francisco Symphony League, Jewish Community Federation, Temple Beth Am in Los Altos, to name a few. Jay and Minnette retired to Rancho Mirage, in 1989. She remained living there for 10 years after the passing of Jay in 2003. Moving back to San Mateo in 2013, she lived at the Peninsula Regent, established new friends, reconnected with old ones and loved being close to her family again in the Bay Area. She loved playing bridge, golf and tennis. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a gracious hostess and a fabulous cook.

Preceding in her passing are her beloved husband, Jay; and two sisters, Charolotte Rosenthal and Ruth Weinstein. She leaves behind her three children, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her.

There will be no memorial service per her request but donations can be made in her honor, to the charity of your choice.