Jane Petroff (Amidon)
(1929 - 2018)

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Jane Petroff (Amidon)
Nickname: Bunny

Birth:
MA, United States of America
September 25, 1929

Passing:
California, United States of America
October 3, 2018

Interests:
Art, Tennis, Skiing, Hiking, Travel
Guest Book
Many memories over 50 years. Bunny opening up the house every Christmas - all agents and staff from Serge's Financial Center office invited regardless of race, color, creed or anything else! Remarkable! Serge's Office opening luncheon on the 42nd floor of the Wells Fargo Bank Bldg. in early 1968. Bunny made all the table decorations herself - turned the room into a showplace - did it all herself! 50 years ago! Yes, she embraced "a liberal attitude toward people and cultures" To be sure! Ron Woods
Ron Woods (Long time friend)
November 5th, 2018
Bunny was a beautiful and amazing woman. My primary memories are from the Mill Valley days - about a generation ago, when I was in my 20’s, the age that my children are now. As good friends of Greg and Patrice’s, we gravitated over to their Castle Rock home pretty often. Bunny made us feel so welcome and she was interesting and fun to talk to. Their home was stylish, and comfortable at the same time. I hoped that I would have a home and a life like hers when I “grew up”.

With love and admiration
Amy
Amy Wong Nunes (friend of son, Greg)
November 2nd, 2018
Dear Family of Bunny Petroff = We were sad to read the news about Bunny in the Chronicle and appreciated the added information provided on site. We were introduced to Bunny when she was leading docent training for Africa, Oceana, and Americas at DeYoung. In those 1980 times, the training was arduous, and Bunny was a great leader much admired.

Our friendship bloomed when Serge organized a trip to the Soviet Union in 1983. What a trip it was! We had a great time together with others from the museum and Serge’s insurance friends. Would you believe we went to opera in five different republics, with the opera all sung in Russian. For Serge it was a sentimental journey indeed, and his spirit lifted all of ours. As to travel, we also were in the group that went to Tibet in 1989.

We’re disappointed that circumstances didn’t keep us in close touch as the years progressed. We hold very happy memories of our times together and extend sympathy to all who loved Bunny. May the choir of angels welcome her to Paradise! = Jan & Don Elliott
JAN & DON ELLIOTT (friend)
November 2nd, 2018
Dear Petroff family,

My most heartfelt condolences are extended to you all for the loss of your dearest loved one, Jane. May you find comfort in knowing that Mrs. Petroff is safe in the memory of our loving heavenly Father, who gives us the hope of being reunited with our lost loved ones in the very near future. (John 5:28, 29)
J
November 1st, 2018


Well I remember Bunny's statuesque beauty, charm, always smiling and her absolutely dazzling BLUE eyes! We met at Mill Valley schools and our
children knew one another. I served more than 25 years at the Asian
Art Museum in Golden Gate Park. One day I looked up in the Docent
Council office and there was Bunny who was in the Oceania program...so we ran into one another regularly. WONDERFUL woman in every respect. How privileged we were to have known her. Carter and Diana join me in extending our very best condolences to her family on a life well-lived.
Patty Collins (Mill Valley, Asian Art Mu)
November 1st, 2018
I will be forever grateful for the kindness she showed me... and her secret recipe for delicious chopped liver!
Kelly Lavigne (Friend)
November 1st, 2018
Dear Petroff Family,

While I didn't know your lovely parents, Mom or Dad, BZ has been an inspiration to me as a colleague for two decades now. It was clear when we met that BZ had been raised in a family where women were strong and supported. So that legacy shines through, from your parents, especially Mom. My daughter attends Boston College and I have walked past your ancestral home on Otis Street many times. Thanks for sharing Bunny's story and for inspiring the world with your open hearts and keen wits.

Peace, Julie McDonald and Family

Julie McDonald (Friend of daughter, BZ)
November 1st, 2018
1 Corinthians 13:13 states "Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love." Out of love, Jehovah God has promised us the resurrection hope, through Christ Jesus, at Revelation 21:4, which says that "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Q Moore
October 31st, 2018
I love Bunny. She lived a full life of adventures, and this showed in her consistent zest for life.
And now her love continues on in her children. I'm fortunate to know all you Petroff's.
Mary Ambrose
Mary Ambrose (Patrice's sister)
October 31st, 2018
This is the memorial I set up for Jane Petroff. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Paul Petroff
October 22nd, 2018
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"I was privileged to be a guest at many holiday dinners at Castle Rock. Bunny took care of me after a serious neck operation. I will never forget her hospitality & kindness to me. Farewell Bunny."
Jo Mackenzie
November 1st, 2018

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