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Minnie Marguleas

Minnie Marguleas (nee Cohn) passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, after a long and wonderful life. She is survived by her daughter, Orene Sanders, and her son, Edward Marguleas. She was also mother to Barbara Kahn, who predeceased her in 2009. Minne is also survived by her grandchildren, Marc Kahn, Rabbi Stephen Kahn, Carrie Sanders and Dr. Brian Sanders. She was great-grandmother to Ethan, Gabrielle and Isabel Kahn and Anabelle and Brayden Sanders.

Minnie was born in San Francisco. When Minnie was four years old, her family moved to Los Angeles where she grew up. Minnie relocated to San Francisco in 1933, when she married her beloved husband, Anton. Minnie was a devoted daughter and wife as well as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Minnie loved music and was an avid reader. She and Anton took art classes together and Minnie excelled in painting. She gave art classes at the Hebrew Home for the aged.

Please send contributions to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.

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Leon Robert Reich

July 19, 1947–July 28, 2012

In San Rafael at age 65. Beloved husband of Julia Kiely Reich; loving father of Kimberly Meade, Michael (Devorah) Reich and Kenneth Reich; stepfather of Jay, David and Katherine Franco; adoring grandfather of Tyler Kyria, Yosef Ben-Zion and Eva Reich and Tanner Meade; dear nephew of Margot Allenby.

Native San Franciscan and graduate of Lowell High School and University of San Francisco Law School. Leon had a prominent workers’ compensation law practice in San Rafael for more than 30 years. He was an active member of Congregation Kol Shofar. Leon loved classical music and opera, played the piano and was an avid mountain and road biker.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Herman D. Wiener

Our “Papi & Opi” passed away peacefully at age 86 on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 with his family at his side. Herman was a Holocaust survivor who lived the American dream. The sole survivor of his family, he and his wife, Eva, and their young children immigrated to this country in 1959 with little money and speaking little English. With an incredible work ethic, over a period of 41 years he rose from houseman to the position of General Manager at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He was a role model and mentor to many current industry leaders. A host to presidents and prime ministers, he was an icon in the hotel industry, being the only individual ever to earn the AAA Five Diamond Award.

His guiding principle was his devotion to his family. His greatest joy was sharing life with his loving wife, Eva; his four children, Regina (Lewis) Goldberg, Hennie (Jay) Lichman, Ruthie (Steve) Tolleson, and David (Linda) Wiener; and six grandchildren, Nicole (Matt) Lewis, Lauren, Danielle (Kyle), Evan, Matthew and Alex. They will miss his warm smile, loving hugs and contagious laugh. His work ethic and love of family live on in each of them, and will be passed on to future generations.

Graveside services were held Friday, July 27, 2012, at Salem Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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