An attorney and lifelong advocate for others, she once described her background by saying, "I was raised in a household that believed, implicitly, in the worth of every human being, in equality, and in the right of every person to be treated with dignity and fairness. Social action was in the water I drank."
After closing her Silicon Valley law practice in 2000, she worked with Clara Mateo Alliance — a shelter for homeless families and adults. She also served on the board of the Community Working Group, helping to create Palo Alto's Opportunity Center. In 2009, she was named a Peninsula Interfaith Action Local Hero. Her most recent position was Director of the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County.
When not working, she pursued travel, photography, reading and hiking. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Arnold R. Agiewich.
She is survived by her daughter, Erica Agiewich, son-in-law, Miles Davis, and grandchildren, Owen and Adele Davis, all of Palo Alto; her daughter, Rebecca Agiewich, and son-in-law, David Taylor, of Seattle, Wash.; and her brother, Norman Tischler of Cleveland, Ohio.
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