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Doris Rose Auerbach

March 11, 1924April 3, 2021

Beloved mother, aunt, sister, friend, Doris Rose Auerbach, 97, passed away peacefully at her home in Monterey on April 3, surrounded by her beloved sons, Hal Jr. and Bill, and son-in-law, Mauricio.

Despite difficult losses, Doris was inspiring and resilient. She was kind, gracious and generous, a good cook, and well known for her delicious oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. She enjoyed art, reading, staying up on current events, and playing bridge and scrabble. She was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and the S.F. Giants.

Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, she lived with her family in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. She served in the Navy from 1943-1945 during WW II. In 1950, she married Harold Auerbach. They had four children, raising them in Morristown, N.J. In 1981, Doris and Hal moved out to Carmel, Calif., close to her late brother, Menko, and his family.

She is survived by family who adored her: sons Harold Jr. and William, and son-in-law Mauricio; four nieces, Dona, Jessica, Sally and Dori; three nephews, Ben, George and Rob; a sister, Helen; as well as many other relatives and friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband, her daughter, Rita, and youngest son, Jim.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Interim Inc., 617 Bayonet Circle, Marina, CA, 93933.


  • Interim Inc.


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Jim Gray

April 10, 2021

"Aunt Dory" as we fondly called her, and Mr. Hal were our parents best friends, and we adored them. Among the many reasons were the seemingly constant supply of delicious home made cookies Doris kept stashed and which she could make materialize at a moments notice. One of the things I remember most about her was her ability to make you feel special. That might be with a smile and a hug, or one of those cookies, or coming to look for you to say hello if you weren't where the action was. But for me it was mostly the way she spoke to me at a very young age. She spoke to me like no other adult did, like I was older, and that she actually wanted to know what I thought about something, or what was going on in my five year old mind. That made a difference to me I have always remembered, and one I have tried to pay forward with other little kids in my life who seemed eager to engage. She was loved by many, and will be missed.

Jim Gray

Dennis Gray

April 6, 2021

'Aunt Dory' was an elegant, classy lady in all stages of her long life. Since my childhood and into my 'golden' years she was always so welcoming with a big smile and eager to hear about family news. I have so many great memories of good times and sleepovers with my best friend, Hal, at the corner house with the humongous garden on Winding Lane in Norwalk. And, more recently, annual visits to Carmel or Monterey. A big hug and lots of love to Bill, Hal and the rest of the family- Doris will be sorely missed.

Karen Gray

April 6, 2021

So many fond memories of younger days.
Doris was a second mother to me. Couldn’t think of a better 2nd mom. She will be missed.