Aaron Chinn, M.D.

Dr. Aaron Chinn passed away peacefully at his home in Lafayette on July 16, 2012, at age 72.   He was the beloved husband of Judith A. Chinn for 48 years; loving father of Dr. Daniel (Julie), Dr. David (Judy),  and the late Brad Chinn; and adoring grandfather of Benjamin, Olivia, Ellen, and Michael, who lovingly called him “Sabba.”

He graduated from Georgetown Medical School and served in the Army during Vietnam.  An obstetrician and a gynecologist, he was on the staffs of Alta Bates, Brookside, and Doctors Hospital Pinole for 32 years.  In 2006-07, he served on the Contra Costa County Grand Jury.

Funeral services were held at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette on July 19.  Donations in his memory may be sent to the Stanford Cancer Institute (cancer., Memorial  Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.convio. net/), or the charity of your choice.

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Sidney Harold Gluck

May 3, 1918–April 7, 2012

In Los Altos, CA. Beloved son of the late Sarah Lukas and David Gluck and brother of the late Joseph, Max and Albert Gluck. Loving husband of Vivian Gluck for 74 years. Devoted father of Sharon and Irwin Kasser, grandfather of Brian and Jill Kasser and Lara and David Stone and great-grandfather of Justin and Adam Kasser and Andrew, Allison and Jared Stone.

He received his high school and technical education at the RCA School of Radio Technology, NYC. A native of New York, N.Y., Sidney grew up and lived in New Brunswick, N.J. until 1982 and spent his remaining 30 years in Menlo Park, CA. He was a member of Congregation Beth Jacob for 30 years and involved in the Minyan for 20 of those years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob, the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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Milton Marks

Milton Marks, longtime Member of the Board of Trustees of the City College of San Francisco, passed away, surrounded by his wife and family, after a long fight with glioblastoma, on August 9, at the age of 52. Milton is survived by his loving and extraordinary wife and partner Abigail Levinson Marks and three wonderful young boys, Nathan, Will and Theo; his sister Caro Marks, his brother David Marks, and nephews and nieces Benjamin, Samuel, Jackson, and Zoe Marks, Meyer and Ari Levinson-Blount. He had a wide and admiring circle of friends and colleagues.

Milton was the son of the late Milton and Carolene Wachenheimer Marks, who were both extremely involved in politics: his father was a California Assemblyman, Judge and State Senator and his mother served on the Commission for the Status of Women.

Born in San Francisco, and educated at Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania (where he earned a Masters in Preservation of Historical Buildings), Milton’s career was dedicated to public service organizations. He served as Executive Director of Friends of the Urban Forest, Urban Creeks Council and Congregation Kol Shofar. He was first elected to City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees in 2000 and reelected in 2004 and 2008. He served as President, Vice-President, Chair, Planning & Budgeting Committee, Chair, Education Committee, Member, Finance Committee, and Member, Chancellor Search Committee. While at City College, Milton advocated tirelessly for honesty and transparency on the Board, challenging the administration to put in place appropriate checks and balances.

Milton was a member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, and past President of the Wallenberg Club.

Milton will always be remembered as a person devoted to his principles and to his sense of justice. While at Bowdoin, he was part of a group that resigned from his fraternity when it refused to admit women. He was especially passionate about issues of inequity, the environment, and access to quality education and health care. He was a creative, loving, playful, and devoted father to his three boys.

Milton had the special gift of being a lifelong friend to so many and a protector of those with less of a voice, voters, children, and family.

He will be missed.

Milton was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom. Donations can be made in his name to Friends of the Urban Forest, Congregation Beth Sholom, and in support of the UCSF neuro-oncology Caregiver Program for Brain Cancer. For the UCSF program, checks should be made out to the UCSF Foundation Caregiver B3052 and sent to Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.