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San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 25, 2001

GIFFRA, Rena -- Sept 22, 2001 passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family at her side at age 92. A native of So.S.F., predeceased by her mother and father Catherine and Frank Giffra and sister Centina Cuneo, dearly beloved sister of Arthur (Claire) Giffra of Oakland and Richard (Janet) Giffra of San Rafael; loving aunt to Gary Giffra of San Rafael, Greg (JoAnne) Giffra of San Anselmo, and Thelma (Gary) Meltzer of Redwood City; adored grand and great-grand aunt of Katherine Meltzer of S. F., Ann (Joseph) Walls of San Jose and Michael, Sara and Jamie Walls. A life long member of All Souls Parish. Attended local schools and graduated from Munson Business College of San Francisco. Began as a General Motors accountant and then with the U.S. Maritime Commission as a Senior accountant during WWII. For the last fifty-five years she has been a general partner and the treasurer for Giffra Ranch Enterprises. Rena was a very generous, compassionate and loyal person, she will be deeply missed by her loving family and all who knew her. She loved animals, especially Tina and Teeno, her devoted cats. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at All Souls Catholic Church in So.S.F. Committal, Holy Cross. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sutter V.N.A- Hospice of San Mateo, American Kidney Foundation or American Red Cross-Aid for N.Y. city.

Nauman Lincoln Roos Mortuary
(650) 583-8787

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