OBITUARY

Barbara Gay Markowitz

May 5, 1927March 28, 2021
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Barbara Gay Markowitz (Shulkin), age 93, of San Diego, California passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 28, 2021. Barbara was born May 5, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA. Barbara held a Doctorate of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and worked at RAND Corporation until her retirement. She was an incredibly gifted person: she had a sharp wit, clever mind, and enormous heart. She was a patron of the arts, animal lover, an accomplished seamstress, charitable donor, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and cherished friend. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, cooking, running, canoeing, bird watching, doing puzzles, and reading. Barbara is preceded in death by her mother Frieda Shulkin, father Max Seligman, her beloved Aunts Satche and Esther Shulkin, son Fredric Marks and daughter-in-law Cara Marks. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry Markowitz; son James Marks; stepchildren David and Steven Markowitz, Sue Ulvestad and Laurie Raskin; and 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and countless friends she loved as family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Brenda Kent

June 12, 2021

Those lovely times visiting you and "dad" in San Diego so many years ago. Your brightness,humour, love of life and peanut sauce will always stay with me.
Bon Voyage lovely lady.
- Brenda

Miranda Kahn

June 12, 2021

I knew Barbara as Helen's loving Grandmother. She was so warm and kind. She sent me thoughtful cards that were handwritten with such care. I feel very grateful for knowing her and that she was such a wonderful Grandmother to Helen.

Kelli Funkhouser

June 11, 2021

Such a special lady!!! I will always treasure my memories of moments with dear Barbara! Thinking of Harry, friends, and family.

Brenda Kent

June 6, 2021

She was and is the sweetest woman with a big appetite for life and fun. I will miss her. My condolences to Harry and family at this time. Love Brenda Kent

DAN RUBENSTEIN

June 1, 2021

I had the honor to have met Barbara on numerous occasions. I found her to be a thoughtful and kind person to everyone she came in contact with. Her smile could light up the room.

My condolences to the entire Markowitz family

With Love from Dan Rubenstein

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