Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet
Blessed is the True Judge
August 6, 1921 – December 2, 2015
Eva Ruth Angress (nee Kantorowsky) completed her life’s journey at age 94. Eva was born in Neukölln, Berlin, Germany, the loving daughter of Rabbi Dr. Georg Kantorowsky (Rabbi and co-founder of Congregation B’nai Emunah) and Frieda Kantorowsky, and adored sister of Hans Eric Kantorowsky who died in Auschwitz.
Eva and her parents escaped to Shanghai in 1940, where they lived in the Jewish ghetto under Japanese occupation. Eva was blessed to find love in Shanghai and married her first husband Henry (Bob) Angress. In 1949 Eva and family emigrated to San Francisco.
Following Bob’s premature death, Eva worked as an executive secretary in the shipping industry while raising two children and caring for elderly parents and in-laws. Eva was a bit of a Bohemian, with a sophisticated zest for life and a unique style, but didn’t take herself too seriously. Her sense of humor, quick wit, razor sharp mind, and grace won her many friends and admirers. She was a loving family member, loyal friend and keen observer of life. Eva was a life-long member of Congregation B’nai Emunah since her father, Georg Kantorowsky, was one of the founding members.
Eva enjoyed the gift of later love with her second husband, Walter Frank, whom she married at age 78. They were blessed with 15 years together, until Walter’s death last year at age 94.
Eva is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her children David Angress (Lydia Angress) and Lee Angress (Tom Berliner), grandchildren Lisa Newton (Ben), Aaron Angress, Jason Angress, Jake Berliner, Josh Berliner, and faux granddaughter, “Dr. Lisa” Rapoport. Eva is also survived by Walter’s son William Frank (Janet), grandchildren Rachel (Matt), Eric, Maya (Chase), and Julian, and great grandchildren, Saul, Chloe, Isaac, and Iris.
Eva’s family extends their gratitude to her loving caregivers Betty, Jackie, and Maribelle, and to Hospice By the Bay.
Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to Congregation B’nai Emunah or Jewish Family and Children’s Services – Seniors at Home Program. –