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Memorial for Stuart Warren Seiler

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Interment: Private Service
Memorial Contribution: San Francisco Campus of Jewish Living


(B) November 28, 1933, until (D) August 7, 2021

Stuart, son of the late Birdie and Maurice Seiler, passed away peacefully with his wife Gaye and his two sons by his side on August 7, 2021.

He was a proud 4th generation San Franciscan and a graduate of Washington High School and the University of California at Berkeley. It was at Cal that he met his wife, partner, and absolute love of his life for the past 62 years, Gaye. After Cal Stu fulfilled his military service in post WW2 Germany. After his service he married Gaye and began a very successful business career in insurance and ultimately Stu became President of Goldman Insurance. Stu and Gaye had two sons Steve and Mark.

Stu had amazing charisma that cannot be adequately described and everyone he met considered him a good friend. He was kind, generous, thoughtful, charitable, sometimes impatient and incredibly funny. His jokes are now on their third generation! He had an incredible love for all people, and they had an incomparable love for him. Whether the person needed help or guidance everyone knew that they could always count on Stu to be their confidant, advisor and mentor. All of these qualities and many others made Stu the incredible leader that he was in life, in the community and in business.

He loved traveling the world with Gaye and spending time in Hawaii with both his family and with his brother Donald and sister-in-law Ruthie. However, his first love was spending time at their place in Tahoe, hanging out and boating with his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends.

Stu was extremely dedicated in service to the community. He served on several charitable boards of directors including Jewish Home of the Aged, Jewish Community Federation, UJCC, Sherith Israel, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco School Volunteers and Nor Cal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Stu’s athleticism and competitive nature led him to a love of all sports. Whether it was playing basketball, tennis, skiing, coaching his kid’s teams, watching his grandchildren’s sports or even taking a steam bath, Stu excelled in all of them. He played basketball at Washington High School and was All City. He loved and was a season ticket holder for the Niners, Giants, Warriors and especially the Cal Bears!

Stu is survived by his wife Gaye, his sons Mark and Steve and his daughter in law Ellen. He was a proud Grandfather of Anthony, Daniel, and Natalie. Because of his warmth, wisdom and humility Stu was considered a surrogate father by many. Stu was preceded in death by his brother Donald, sister-in-law Ruth, sister-in-law Janet and brother-in-law Norman. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

San Francisco and the world are a better place because of Stu. He touched the hearts of everyone and we will miss him dearly.

Due to Covid the services will be limited to immediate family at this time as the family may hold a memorial at a later date. The family would appreciate and encourage everyone to please share their thoughts and memories about Stu with them by sending them to as the family would like to make up a memory book in his honor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Francisco Campus of Jewish Living (the Jewish Home) at or a charity of your choice.