Sharon Lynne Hirschel

Sharon Lynne Hirschel, 75, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2013 surrounded by her family. Sharon, born and raised in San Francisco, is survived by her husband of 55 years, Manny, daughter Dana, sons Mark (Pamela) and Sandy, and three grandchildren, Morgan, Mikayla and Samuel. Sharon was an outgoing, fun woman who was loved by everyone that she met. She truly enjoyed people.

She lived in Foster City with her family for 32 years. For the past 14 years, Sharon and Manny have lived in Sun City Roseville. Sharon made many friends there and loved living there. Sharon will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Sierra Pines Golf Course Clubhouse, 7600 Whistlestop Way, Roseville.


Margot Weil

Oct. 11, 1922–Jan. 7, 2014

Margot, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Jan. 7. Those lucky enough to have known her were immediately struck by her sweetness, warmth, giving spirit and consideration of others.

Margot came to America from Landau, Germany, in 1938. She and her parents, Joseph and Emmy Schwarz, were hiding in their home on Crystal Night while windows were smashed and temples were being burned. Her father was arrested, but fortunately released because they had visas to the U.S. Her brother Heinz had passed away in Switzerland in August 1938.

Starting a new life in New York, she found employment as a hat-maker and reconnected with her childhood sweetheart, Ernest Weil. Their love had Margot make a 3,000-mile train ride alone to meet her husband-to-be in San Francisco. There, they raised their family and opened Fantasia Confections. In 1999 they moved to San Mateo. They were married 64 years until her loving husband, Ernest, passed away in 2010.

Her daughters, Evie, Susie, Karen and Sandy, shared a beautiful sunny day and picnic with her at the park, one of her favorite places, just days before she passed away. Her grandchildren, Michali, Jenny (Rick), Maya, Jeff (Emily), Doron, Sam and Hanna, visited often and have fond childhood memories with their Oma. The newest family members, her great-grandchildren Violet, Georgia and Amiyah, made her smile and her heart glow.

Her caretakers Susan, Ana, Mele, Lua and Va were devoted companions and part of the family. Each of them cared for her in their own unique, loving way.

She is survived by Ernest’s brother Henry, her daughters, their husbands Uri, Charley and Mark, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Fantasia family and longtime friends.

In honor of Margot, donations may be sent to American Friends of Frankel Learning Center, c/o Karen Weil, 1209 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 or Homeless Prenatal, 2500 18th St, SF, CA 94110.