Lasting Memories

Karen "BUBBE" Inkelis
April 9, 1948-Aug. 31, 2013
Pleasanton, California

Karen "BUBBE" Inkelis succumbed to Cancer on August 31, 2013 after a long battle. Born and raised in NY, Bubbe moved to Pleasanton in 1986 along with her husband, John Kondel, and her two sons, David Silversmith (FHS '89) and Jeff Silversmith (FHS '93). David (Karen Hemling) have three children; Aidan, Alice and AmeliaLee. Jeff (Marla Silversmith) also have three children; Ava, Peyton and Rylan. Bubbe loved spending time in her garden when not with her 6 grand kids. She volunteered at Valley View in their classes and was known through the school as Bubbe. She loved taking the grand kids to ballets, plays, concerts and the Alameda County Fair. Bubbe was a long time volunteer at Kaiser Walnut Creek, Pleasanton Police Department, the senior center and numerous other places. She was an active blood donor and believed in helping others in life. Bubbe's successful career in lighting includes winning the bid for the lights on the new Bay Bridge. Bubbe also taught math at many local community colleges in the area.

From Erin Lowther
Sept. 6, 2013

I will always think of her with a smile. She was such a lovely person and watching her with her grandchildren was a delight. They are forever blessed. Holding you all in gentle thought.