Born the daughter of Laura and Charles Gerstbacher in San Francisco on September 3, 1943, Emily graduated from Mills College and studied Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is survived by her two brothers, Charles (Cathy) and John (Stefanie) both of San Francisco, a nephew, two nieces, a great niece, and two great nephews. Emily is preceded in death by her parents and brother David. A longtime resident of Menifee, Emily devoted her career to the public library system in Southern California and upon retirement she enjoyed swimming, playing the cello, hanging out with Sami, and volunteering in her community. A memorial service for Emily will be held at Evans Brown Mortuary Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10:00AM. Evans-Brown Mortuary in Sun City. Address: 27010 Encanto Dr. Sun City, CA 92585. Phone: 951-679-1114. In lieu of flowers please donate in Emily’s honor to one of her favorite charities: Mills College, Santa Rosa Plateau, or Milk and Bookies.
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