In Loving Memory of Beverly Willensky Petersen
Beverly Willensky PetersenSan Francisco, CA and formerly of Scranton, PA February 25, 1935 ~ August 1, 2015 Date of Service: August 6, 2015
Beverly Willensky Petersen, 80, passed away on Saturday in San Francisco, Calif., after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, John Petersen.
Ms. Petersen was born on February 25, 1935 in Scranton to Irving and Mildred Hodin Willensky. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and went on to attend Penn State University, later obtaining her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y. With significant experience garnered from working for Manpower in San Francisco and then Milwaukee, she and her husband owned and operated a very successful Olsten Temporary Staffing franchise which covered three counties in Southern California. Beverly, with her dynamic personality, was responsible for marketing and sales for the business. Beverly loved life and was a gifted writer, poet and dancer. She loved to run events, to entertain and be entertained. Ms. Petersen was an active member of the St. Frances Yacht Club and chaired or co-chaired many of the club's events. She was also an unofficial ambassador and tour director for friends and family traveling to San Francisco.
The family would like to thank all of those who provided loving care to Beverly over this extended period.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Mark Willensky and his wife, Maureen McGurl of New York, N.Y.; two nieces, Dina Willensky Bustin of West Orange, N.J.; and Laura Willensky Giobbio and her husband, Salvatore Giobbio of Larchmont, N.Y.; several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Moshe Saks and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon.
There will be no local shiva.
Contributions in Beverly's memory may be made to the donor's favorite charity.