Nancy Hollis Amstadt

March 1, 1932May 10, 2012

AMSTADT, NANCY HOLLIS Born March 1, 1932 in Downers Grove, Illinois. Resident of San Diego for 50 years. Passed away suddenly May 10, 2012. Nancy is survived by husband Erv Amstadt, daughters Elaine, Joan Wilson-Porter, Carolyn Healy and son Steven. Grandchildren Rhonda Wilson, Trevor, Aidan, and Dustin Healy and Adelyn, her sister. Nancy taught 12th Grade English at Kearny High for 25 years. She earned a BA in English at DePaul University and her MA in Education at SDSU. Nancy enjoyed watching tennis, her beautiful home and garden, book club, and reading to students, Her greatest JOYS were her children and grandchildren. We will miss her beauty, smile, laughter, and love. Memorial services will be held at Beardsley Funeral Home in Ocean Beach, Sunday May 20th, at 11:00 a.m.


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juan green

May 21, 2012

We have fond memories of some happy times we shared with Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Erv and the family. jo and juan green


May 18, 2012

Ms. Amstadt was my English teacher when I was a senior at KHS. I remember her very gentle demeanor. She was one of the nicest teachers I've had in high school. I will cherish the memories I had in her class.

Elaine Amstadt

May 18, 2012

My mother was a kind, radiant woman who brought joy to all who knew her. I miss you immensely, Mom, and I hope you are resting in peace.

Susan Person

May 18, 2012

Thinking about all of you during this sad time. Wish I could be there with you on Sunday, but you will all be in my thoughts.

Terri Wilson

May 17, 2012

So very sorry, she was a very caring Grandmother and Mother. She will be missed. Sorry for your lose to all her family. May god Bless you all.

May 16, 2012

Very sorry to hear about your loss.

-The Mathesons

Joan Wilson-Porter

May 16, 2012

Hi MOM, I think of you and miss you so much. I bought a journal that will send messages to you, on a beam of light to heaven. Thank you for reading to my students monthly, for 18 years at Crown Point and Bay Park Elementary. Also, for supporting me as a 30 year teacher in SDUSD. You were an awesome grandma to Rhonda and always had happy thoughts to share.

E. Nicholas Genovese

May 16, 2012

I'm so sorry. Nancy traveled with me on one of my academic tours to Europe many years ago. She was a lovely, intelligent lady whose gently inquisitive presence I valued. I believe that we saw each other but once or twice in the years since, but what a great pleasure to have known her. I know how she will be missed by Erv, her children, and all who loved her. She must have been a wonderful teacher, and no doubt many of her students will remember her always.

Nick Genovese, Professor Emeritus of Classics and Humanities, SDSU

Barbara Burgamy

May 16, 2012

Peace to all of you. I am sorry for your loss.

Gale Hubbard

May 16, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss.