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Selma "Ciss" Kolker

December 2, 1923 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 94)
Ciss Kolker of Washington, DC passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Cherished wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, Bernie Kolker; sons Gary Kolker (Nancy) and Jeff Kolker (Pamela) and daughter Tracy Kolker Ochsman (Bruce); grandchildren Tom, Kelly, Courtney, Samantha, Jade, Paris (Ben ), January (Andy), Kate, Steven, Chase and Lion. She was preceded in death by her son Steve Kolker and brothers David and Dr Leonard Rapoport. Ciss attended Beaver College and graduated from George Washington University where she was presented her diploma by President Truman. She was devoted to a full life of family and friends,finding the greatest joy as adored Nana to her 13 grandchildren. Ciss enjoyed a reputation as being one of the first Party Consultants in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, (time) at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street, NW; Washington, DC. Interment will follow at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. A gathering in honor of Ciss will be at the home of Bruce and Tracy Ochsman Friday evening at 7:00 PM. Contributions may be made in her memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (
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