Rosalie Dostal

Rosalie "Gerda" Dostal

Sunday, June 26th, 1932 - Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Rosalie “Gerda” Dostal, loving mother of four and grandmother of six, passed away peacefully at the age of 87.

Rosalie was born on June 26, 1932 in Amsterdam, Holland to Israel and Magdalena (Kaufmann) Van Moppis. Looking for adventure, she took a steam ship to the United States, arriving in New York on June 9, 1958. From there, she moved to California, which was her home for the next 52 years. On June 19, 1959, she married Vladimir Frantisek Dostal in San Francisco, CA. They raised four children, Milada, Tamara, Frank, and Yvonne. Rosalie was a loving grandmother to Joshua and Jessica Senna (Milada), Sean and Sierra Quezada (Yvonne), and Max and Maya Dostal (Frank).

Rosalie was an avid rower. In her youth, she rowed with the Poseidon Rowing Club in Amsterdam, where she formed many friendships that lasted a lifetime. After moving to California, she continued to row, joining clubs in both Marin County and San Diego. She was a passionate traveler and loved to learn about the cultures of the world, getting to know the locals wherever she travelled. In addition to traveling abroad, she hosted many visitors as a member of the Friendship Force and volunteered at the San Diego Airport. She also volunteered for the Suicide Prevention Hotline and Hospice.

She was a voracious reader and when not reading, she was likely playing bridge. But her greatest love was spending time with her children and grandchildren who will all miss her dearly.
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