Sylvia Storey died Jan. 1 in San Francisco because of complications from a fall. She was 97.

She was born in San Francisco to Carolyn and Sylvan Lisberger and grew up with her older brothers, Ted and Dan, on the same block that she lived on for most of her life. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from Stanford. After moving east to teach physical education, she met her future husband, Sam, on a blind date on Martha’s Vineyard; they were married in 1953.

Although Sylvia lived most of the year in San Francisco, her true home was Chilmark, where the family spent every summer. There she presided over her large brood of children and grandchildren including, last year, her first great-grandchild. Mornings were spent on the tennis courts at Chilmark Community Center, Prospect Hill, Abel’s Hill and Angel’s on Flanders Lane. She was a respected tennis teacher and a fierce player; opponents dreaded her backhand slice. Afternoons were spent socializing on the beach at Squibnocket with a remarkable group of dear friends. In later years, she swam almost daily.

She was a regular at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market, the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center Summer Institute, Larsen’s Fish Market, Back Door Donuts, and anywhere oysters were served. Her summer was always topped off with a corn dog at the Agricultural Fair.

She lived for sports: playing, teaching, watching (especially Stanford women’s basketball), and critiquing (including her grandchildren’s drop shots and Kevin Durant’s layups). She captained most of her school sports teams.

She was immensely proud of her children and grandchildren, reciting their latest athletic feats, business deals, and academic degrees. She heard and shared everyone’s news first: her family called her telegram. Her warmth and curiosity about others won everyone over. She was grumpy only if she didn’t have a good book by her chair or her burger wasn’t extra rare.

She had an uncanny memory for streets and directions, which was dubbed Grandma’s Waze. She loved the New York Times spelling bee, Joshua Bell, soft serve from the Galley, and Bananagrams. Her mind, memory and sense of humor were razor sharp until the end.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, Samuel. She is survived by children Kim and her husband Douglas Katz, Jill, Joan, Meg and her husband Sam Cuddeback, Ted and his spouse Jaimie Sanford; grandchildren Rachel Katz and her husband Stephen Way, Daniel Katz and his wife Julie Boor, Kate and Ry Storey-Fisher, Lex Storey, Sara and Talia Cuddeback, Ella, Abe and Nathan Storey; great-grandson Ellis Way; former son in law Richard Fisher; honorary granddaughter Maya Khavary; and devoted caregiver Alex DeLuca.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco; it will also be livestreamed.

Donations can be made to MVHC Summer Institute, P.O. Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or Friends of the Chilmark Library, P.O. Box 434, Chilmark, MA, 02535.