Eleanor Boerner Siglock died on April 26, at the age of 99 and a half.
She is survived by her son, Timothy James Siglock, MD, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., and his wife, Marcy B. Freedman, her grandsons Devin Siglock, Blake Siglock, MD, and his wife Carly Siglock, MD, her younger brother Thomas Boerner and his wife Carol, and her younger sister Dorothy Levens and her husband Loy. There are numerous adoring nieces and nephews, too many to list here.
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Robert, and her daughter Ellen Christine Magiotto, as well as her sisters Jean, Peggy and Mary Alice, and her brothers Robert, Edward and Joseph.
Eleanor graduated from Marquette High School in Alton, Ill. She received a scholarship to go to college, but she elected to go to work to help out with family expenses. It was 1937, after all, and the country was emerging from a recession.
Eleanor married Robert Leo Siglock in January of 1948. He came out to Livermore ahead of the family, in 1955, to recruit engineers to work for Sandia Corporation. She followed him to Livermore from Albuquerque, N.M., in January of 1956. It rained for two straight weeks, she would remind everyone, and she initially missed New Mexico terribly. She grew to love Livermore, of course.
She was a faithful congregant at St. Michael Church, and loved the church and all it stood for. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Mothers' Club of St. Michael School, and she counted the collection on Sunday nights for years with a gaggle of good friends from the parish. She liked to walk to church.
She did not play any sports. At all. She was the most unathletic person in the entire family, and some think that might be why she lived so long. She did love to garden, and her bank of "party girl" roses were, and continue to be, the talk of the neighborhood in the spring and summer. They still produce 4-5 flowerings.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Siglock family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.