Lori Gilbert-Kaye, the worshiper shot and killed while attending Passover service at Chabad of Poway, was remembered Monday as a loving, giving woman by her husband, her daughter, friends and members of her congregation.
Kaye was described by one friend as a pillar of San Diego’s Jewish community. The 60-year-old was attending Saturday’s service to say Yizkor for her late mother when she was confronted by a gunman.
Her husband, Howard Kaye, M.D., a doctor with Scripps Coastal Medical Center Cedar-Vista told the congregation that he performed CPR on his wife and that she died quickly.
“My wife was a person. Is a person who did so much good in her life,” he told the congregation. “Whatever good she did always turned out. And whatever I did that might not have been good, she repaired and made me look good.”
“Our story was, is and will forever continue to be nothing short of extraordinary and remarkable,” she said.