Jennie Nadler Green

Longtime San Francisco resident, died peacefully in Granite Bay on Nov. 23, 2013, age 102. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Seymour Green, and her siblings, Belle Marguleas, Lillian Nadler and Murray Nadler. Jennie was born on the Lower East Side of New York City on March 19, 1911, to Harry and Fannie Nadler. Both parents immigrated to the United States from Romania at the turn of the 20th century.

After graduating from high school, Jennie worked as a stenographer for an import-export business. In 1934, she came to San Francisco, where she worked as office

manager for several businesses. There she met and married Seymour H. Green on her birthday, March 19, 1950, gaining not only a husband but two daughters, Alison and Vicki. After her marriage, she worked part time in her husband’s business, El Primo Cigar Company. Seymour died on Nov. 23, 1963 — exactly 50 years to the day before Jennie’s passing.

After Seymour’s death, when she wasn’t babysitting her beloved grandchildren, Jennie worked as office manager for several small companies in San Francisco. She was a tireless volunteer for KQED, the S.F. Jewish Bulletin newspaper (the J.), and for many years as a teacher’s aide at Argonne Elementary School. She volunteered well into her 90s and was honored many times for her efforts. Jennie was fortunate to have many of her grandchildren (and later, great-grandchildren) nearby. Jennie spent the last year of her life at Eskaton Lodge in Granite Bay enjoying the food, the caring staff, the other residents and frequent visits from her family.

Jennie will be missed by her children and their spouses, Alison Green Braverman and Phil Braverman, Vicki Green and Bob Curry, as well as by her grandchildren, Jessica Braverman (Joel) Birch, Jeffrey Braverman, Katie Braverman, Scott Nealey (Bonnie Tang) and Jill Nealey (Dave) Moore. Six great-grandchildren will miss their Oma and Tai Ma: Sarah and Amalia Birch, Alexander and Victoria Nealey, and Aidan and Austin Moore. Jennie was also very fond of her nieces and nephews and their spouses, Thelma and Ken Colvin, Betty and Harry Newman, Howard and Ardith Marguleas, Eric and Mary Nadler, and their children and grandchildren, as well as her sister-in-law, Betty Green Perry, and husband, Ed Perry.

At Jennie’s request, no memorial services will be held. If you’d like to share a story or photo, please visit

Donations in her memory may be made to J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, to Eskaton Foundation in Carmichael or to the charity of your choice.