Nadine Bricker Dunker (b. 1938)

Nadine Dunker was born in Seattle, Washington on May 22, 1938, the third child of Barney and Frances (Schnitzer) Bricker. Her siblings are Sue Dorn and Monte Bricker. She is the granddaughter of Morris and Bertha Schnitzer and part of a very large, extended Schnitzer family in Portland. The family had connections in many of Portland’s synagogues. Nadine grew up attending Ahavai Sholom (later Neveh Shalom) with her parents and Shaarie Torah with her grandparents. The family moved to Ladd’s Addition when Nadine was five years old and she went to Abernathy Grade School and Washington High School. She attended the University of Oregon and studied dental hygiene at the dental school.

After school Nadine moved to San Francisco and their she met her husband Mark Dunker. They married in Portland (at the home of Sylvia Nemer Davidson) in 1963 and their daughter Lisa was born in 1966. Sylvia and Mark spent their married life in California, raising Lisa in Modesto.