This week's announcements:
April 15, 1921–June 1, 2013
Longtime resident of San Francisco, followed by 25 years in Walnut Creek. Beloved husband of the late Lilyan Brown. He leaves behind a son, David Brown (Arlene Immerman), and a daughter, Trudy Saracco (John). He was the cherished Zayde of Anita Brown, Michael Saracco and Steven Saracco.
David “Scotty” Morris, 83, passed away suddenly on June 8, 2013.
David was born December 31, 1929, in Inverness, Scotland, to Bessie and Lewis Morris. David’s father was known as “Harris Tweed King,” owning several boutiques throughout Scotland. His father was the inventor of the prototype for the modern-day ATM machine. His mother lovingly raised six children, David, Eric (of blessed memory), Ivor, Kenneth, Raymond and Doris (of blessed memory).
David was privately schooled in Switzerland and Scotland and proudly joined the Royal Air Force.
David came to the United States in 1949 and met his beautiful bride, Renee. The two of them built a home in San Bruno and lovingly raised their two children, Kevin and Karen. As a family, they went on multiple world adventures, traveling to the Philippines to dine with the President and traveling throughout all of Europe and East Asia.
David’s infectious charisma and unlimited energy led him to multiple high-profile positions in San Francisco. David owned several furniture companies and was a well-known and widely consulted Fine Art Appraiser. He was a Colonel in the National Guard, a Commander in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Air Squadron, a member of the San Francisco Coast Guard Auxiliary, a member of the Pacific Masonic Lodge and the Chairman of the San Francisco Press Club.
David had a true passion for flying. He was a private pilot for over 58 years. After successful quadruple heart bypass surgery, David petitioned the FAA and was granted approval to fly his private aircraft from San Francisco to Scotland. David had logged over 10,000 air miles, and enjoyed spending each Sunday with his son Kevin, exploring the skies of the Bay Area together.
Last November, David was recognized by SFO’s private aviation division as being the oldest tenant at Signature Flight Support, an award not given to any other individual in the nation.
David’s vibrancy earned him friends throughout the globe. It would not be uncommon for him to fly on a moment’s notice to have dinner with friends in Asia or fly to Scotland to have lunch with dear friends. He always had a great joke to share. His generosity for those he loved had no limits.
David is survived by his wife, Renee, his son Kevin (Brenley), his daughter Karen (David), and his grandchildren whom he loved deeply, Nicole, Jordan, Ashley and Joshua.
Services were held on June 12, 2013 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, followed by a gravesite service at Salem Cemetery in Colma. Donations may be made in honor of David’s dear friend, Dr. Martin Brotman, to the “Wishes for Wellness Fund” at California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, 2015 Steiner St., San Francisco, CA 94115.
Sylvia Ross, whose indomitable spirit and humor never faded throughout a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, passed away peacefully June 4, 2013.
Born in Chicago in 1928, she moved to San Francisco in 1955. Embracing her new home, she and her husband, Mort, raised three children, Lee (Shirley), Alan (Pearl) and Merl (Dave), and were active members of Beth Sholom. Passionate about education, she volunteered for many years in the S.F. public schools and served in the PTA.
Sylvia enjoyed travel and the arts, particularly opera. But she was most in her element when cooking and entertaining family and friends. Her chopped liver is still missed by many.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, children and four grandchildren, Rachel, Haley, Danny and Ava. Contributions can be made in her name to UCSF Memory and Aging Center (675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158).
Zev Buffett-Davis Son of Wendy Buffett and Joel Kreisberg and Marc Davis and Sheri Davis, Saturday, June 15 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.
Bo Couture Son of Jennifer and Scott Couture, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.
Elyse Folkman Daughter of Linda and Steven Folkman, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.
Abby Gordon Daughter of Michelle and Craig Gordon, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek.
Maya Gurewitz Daughter of Gail and Ron Gurewitz, Saturday, June 15 at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.
Jacob Hershman Son of Stacie and Marc Hershman, Saturday, June 15 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.
Alexandra Hodder Daughter of Juliet and Jason Hodder, Saturday, June 15 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.
Samantha Hunter Daughter of Robin and Curtis Hunter, Saturday, June 15 at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont.
Jemma Kriegler-Allen Daughter of Onie Kriegler and Drew Allen, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati.
Rafi Lubeck-Weiner Son of Susan Lubeck and Richard Weiner, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco.
Garrett Lustig Son of Janny Latno and Glenn Lustig, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation B’nai Israel in Vallejo.
Caitlin Sarah McGlynn-Mandel Daughter of Terry McGlynn and Josh Mandel, Saturday, June 8 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.
Sophie Penn Daughter of Lisa and Jonathan Penn, Saturday, June 15 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.
Adam Rubinstein Son of Suzanne Rittenberg Rubinstein and David Rubinstein, Saturday, June 15 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.
Eric Schilling Son of Jennifer and Robert Schilling, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.
Jonah Simenauer Son of Genice Jacobs Simenauer and Ronald Simenauer, Saturday, June 15 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.
Avi Simon Son of Christina Spaulding and Jonathan Simon, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.
Samuel Veyster Son of Anna and Alexander Veyster, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.
Dahlia Zail Daughter of Jennifer Wolfe and Nolan Zail, Saturday, June 15 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon.