Howard Bloom

Longtime Piedmont resident Howard Bloom passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 at age 94. He was predeceased by his wife, Pearl, just before their 60th wedding anniversary.

A World War II Army veteran, Howard served on a gun crew in the Aleutian Islands and then as a reconnaissance warrant officer in Europe. After the war, he became a pioneer in the paper recycling business and eventually started a real estate company, which he continued to run until his death.

An avid hunter, fisherman, skier, boatman and pilot, Howard loved the outdoors and caught his last fish, a 38.5-pound salmon, in British Columbia this June. Howard raised orchids and spent countless hours in his beloved garden.

A man of honor, his handshake was his word. Whether driving his red Porsche to Tahoe, planning dinner parties or spending time with his family, Howard filled his life with his passions, interests and those he loved.

He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Jeanne Eber, his granddaughters, Lauren Casparis and Lauren Eber, son-in-law Martin Spottl, two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Lucia Spottl, and his dog Rocky.


Ludwig M. Tannenwald


Ludwig M. Tannenwald died at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., on June 26, 2013, surrounded by his devoted family, due to Parkinson’s/Lewy body disease.

He was born in Frankfurt A.M., Germany, and came to Chicago with his parents in September 1938. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Chicago at age 23. He spent his career in research and loved physics. He was a longtime member of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, a Hadassah associate and keeper.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol, daughter Diane (Jim Grishaw) of Piedmont, Calif., and son Eric (Laura) of Palo Alto. He was the much beloved Sabah of Max, Eli and Sarah Tannenwald of Palo Alto. He was the cousin of Helmut Schwab (Appleton, Wis.) and Liese Hass (Fort Lee, N.J.). After a memorial service at Kol Emeth, burial took place in Colma on June 28.