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4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA

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Nancy Kalish

May 11, 1947July 27, 2019

Nancy Kalish was born on May 11, 1947 and passed away on July 27, 2019.

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Connie Chiechi

August 10, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing, and my condolences to Robin and her family. Over forty years ago, I met Nancy when she became a faculty member in the Psycholgy Department at Sac State where I worked. She arrived from the East Coast along with her pets. She was quite the animal lover. We worked together for over thirty years and subsequently lived in the same vicinity where I would occasionally see her out walking her dog. My last contact with her was on Halloween when I took my grandson up to her door trick or treating and she came out and hugged me. My only regret is that I did not follow up with getting together with her. Besides being an animal lover, she was a great professor and author. My heart goes out to her family.

No Name Given

July 30, 2019

Dr. Kalish made a profound difference in my life. Her guidance and professionalism helped me navigate a very difficult time. As much as she helped me one-on-one, I also benefited greatly from the compassion and non-judgment of the online community she started. She genuinely wanted to help so many of us. During a time when we were most vulnerable, she always had our best interests in mind. I duly echo what E.W.O. has eloquently stated. To all who have worked with Dr. K, I am thinking of you and sending my heartfelt condolences. I will miss her tremendously.

~Words Matter

No Name Given

July 30, 2019

Nancy was a beacon of light in the darkest moments of many. Her research, her knowledge, and most of all her compassion served as a guiding force and provided understanding and acceptance to an online community, a community that could only have been brought together by her. We are forever touched by her, and forever grateful. Thank you for everything, Dr. K.

E.W.O.

Lynda Young-Alustiza

July 30, 2019

Nancy was treasured by hundreds of students at California State University, Sacramento as far more than their Psychology professor. She was, more significantly, a kind and loving friend who could always take time to listen to their personal issues and to share her very practical wisdom for their benefit. I worked with her there for twelve years and so enjoyed her friendship. Years after her retirement, as Nancy and I shared lunch in Sacramento restaurants, her past students would occasionally approach her to thank her for being their favorite professor and for having inspired their lives in various ways. She loved teaching and she loved her students. I will think of her often as I sip tea and indulge in a lovely dessert, our favorite shared past times.

Yvonne Telles

July 30, 2019

Nancy loved doing pet therapy with Chou Chou, her Briard. The duo participated in Read 2 a dog programs at both Carmichael and West Sacramento Libraries, Sacramento State studen de-stress events, Roseville Care facility, and read to kids at a Sacramento school near her home. They brought joy and smiles to everyone they visited. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Joanne Matson

July 29, 2019