Harry Fink

Oct. 21, 1924–Jan. 15, 2013

Peacefully passed away in Walnut Creek at age 88. Harry was born in Berlin, Germany in 1924 and with his family escaped to Shanghai, China in 1939. He married his wife, Ruth, in 1949 and eventually settled in San Francisco after living in Israel for five years. They were married 63 years and raised two sons, Daniel and David. He was a draper by trade and when he retired he volunteered at the Jewish Bulletin. He was an avid reader, enjoyed classical music, fine art and eating his vegetables.

Surviving family members include his loving wife Ruth, his son Daniel and daughter-in-law Anne-Lise, granddaughter Marianne and husband Garrett and great grandchildren Bailey and Cooper, his son David and daughter-in-law Tina and grandchildren Kayla and Josh, his sister Esther, his sister-in-law Lilli Wilkerson, cousins: Marion Friedeberg and family, Eva and Leon Rajninger and family, Hugo and Jane Beckerman and family, Jack and Jeffrey Drimmer and their families.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living in Walnut Creek for their kindness and care.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F., followed by interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jewish Home of San Francisco would be kindly appreciated.

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Anne Frankel Lapporte

Anne Frankel Lapporte passed away peacefully on January 21 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Born in Singapore on April 27, 1929 to the late David and Beccie Frankel, Anne and her parents, along with her late brother Alan and late sister Serena (Rosenblatt), immigrated to San Francisco in 1939. Anne graduated from Lowell High School in 1946 and earned her BA (1951) and MSW (1956) degrees from U.C. Berkeley. She was a practicing social worker at Jewish Family Services in New York and the Child Guidance Center at Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.

Anne was passionate about travel, music, art and theatre and was active in many Jewish women’s organizations. When the family relocated to the Washington, D.C. area from 1987-1995, Anne immersed herself in volunteer work, mentoring wives of foreign embassy employees, interviewing Holocaust survivors for the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and opening and directing Presidential mail.

She is survived by her husband Seymour (Sy) of 48 years and her two sons, Daniel (Juleen) of Lafayette, CA and Michael (Rachel) of Cherry Hills Village, CO. Anne was the loving and beloved grandmother of Lydia, Abigail, Jack, Lauren and Elizabeth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Team Fox, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or any charity of your choice.


Aaron Greenberg

Aaron Greenberg passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his loving wife Frances, his children Bruce Greenberg and Zell Nathanson, their spouses Lorelei and Neil, his grandchildren Sean, Johanna, Isaac, Elisha (Mike) and Ben, and his great grandchildren Brett and Kacey.

His life was centered around family. He was an attorney for 52 years in Oakland and San Francisco. He was President of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, JNF of the East Bay, Temple Sinai and the Northern California Region of the UAHC. He was an avid photographer, tennis player, and bridge enthusiast. He enjoyed Torah study and an occasional single malt scotch with family and friends.

Please direct donations in his memory to Temple Sinai of Oakland.




Marilyn Singer

Marilyn Singer died January 17th, 2013 at the age of 85.

Marilyn was proud to be a native San Franciscan. Marilyn graduated from Washington High School, and soon after, she met her husband of 64 years and love of her life, Maxwell Singer. They were married at the Fairmont Hotel before 200 guests in 1947.

Marilyn & Max lived in the Sunset district their entire lives. She became a San Francisco and Bay Area tour guide 30 years ago from which she retired in 2012. Marilyn was an active volunteer at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

Marilyn enjoyed playing Mah Jong with her friends, going to movies with her dearest friends, and telling everyone about her wonderful city by the bay. Marilyn loved to travel — to Maui with her husband, to Palm Springs annually — and had recently returned from a trip to Israel. She made friends everywhere she went.

Marilyn is survived by her three children, Susan Erpenbeck, Gayle Fernandez and David Singer; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren and her dearest friend and sister-in-law, Marilyn Hipschman. She loved her family. She loved her husband. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her city. She loved life.

A family celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

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Norenee Weiss

Passed away peacefully in her sleep January 20, 2013 at Marin Terrace, Mill Valley at age 98. She was married to her late husband Baron S. Weiss for over sixty years. She is survived by her daughters Barbara Scafidi, Katherine Weiss, Lisa Weiss and Son-in-law Joseph Scafidi. She is also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Daughter of the late John Breckenridge and Edna Stiles.

Private entombment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.

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