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Leonard Leib

Died on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was a true gentleman, kind, generous, loyal. Leonard is survived by his loving wife Sandra, children Jules, Charles, Jennifer and beloved grandsons Julian, Adam, and Max.

9_Gdeaths_leonard_leibA consummate salesman in the men’s clothing industry, Leonard was respected and admired by his clients and colleagues for over 50 years. He had style and class and was relied upon by all for his incomparable fashion sense, good taste and great looks! Anyone who met Leonard recognized that he was a man of exceptional character, a gentleman in every sense of the word.

Services were held. Contributions in Leonard’s memory to Chabad of S.F., 830 28th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121 or Congregation Shir Shalom in Sonoma.

Sinai Memorial Chapel (415) 921-3636


Gary Benjamin Rosenberg

Died on March 31 at age 37 of refractory intracranial hypertension (during the Red Sox season opener). His family was with him at the University of Colorado Hospital when he died.

9_Gdeaths_gary_rosenbergHe was born in Greenbrae, raised in Walnut Creek and lived in Roseville for the past 15 years. Gary was a lifelong Red Sox fan even though he was a California native. He was a graduate of Las Lomas High School (class of ’94). He had gone back to college and was studying to become an archival librarian with the hopes of getting a job caring for the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz. Gary was a happy, loving guy who loved trivia, gaming, friends and family. When you became his friend, you were his friend forever.

Gary is survived by his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Yale Pincus, his sisters, Elyse Shuster and Shauna Sadow, stepsister, Gail Bromberg, stepbrother, Aaron Pincus, their spouses, his six nephews and his favorite niece. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth B. Rosenberg and grandparents David and Elaine Rosenberg of San Rafael and Sydney and Celia Goodman of Memphis, TN.

A memorial service will be held in the Diablo Room of the Hillside Complex in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek on Sunday, April 13th at 2 p.m.

He was a Young Judaea Year Course graduate and donations in his memory can be made to the “Gary Rosenberg Year Course Scholarship Fund.” Young Judaea, 575 Eighth Ave., 11th Floor, NY, NY 10018, Attn: Andrea Cure.


Lottie Solomon

Loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, and a 55-year resident of the Bay Area passed away at home on April 6, 2014. Born in New York City on October 26, 1925 as the only child of Hyman and Sadie Lautman, she was the product of New York City public schools, graduating at age 16 from James Monroe High School. Lottie was an accomplished and honored violinist by her teen years, and considered a professional career as a violinist before matriculating at Brooklyn College, from which she graduated at age 20.

Forsaking a career as a professional musician, she instead pursued a graduate degree from Columbia University in music and obtained a teaching credential. At Columbia, she met a young statistician, Herbert Solomon, whom she would marry on New Years’ Day 1947, beginning a 57-year marriage that lasted until Herbert’s death in 2004.

Lottie began her career as an elementary school teacher and music educator in New York City, while also beginning her family, which grew to include daughter Naomi, and sons Mark and Jed. Lottie and her family moved to the Bay Area after her husband Herbert accepted a position as a professor of statistics at Stanford University. For 15 years, the family resided on the Stanford campus, before relocating to Los Altos Hills, California.

In California, Lottie pursued her passion for music and teaching. She performed as a violinist in many venues, including with the Peninsula Symphony and many quartets, and launched a long career leading choral music, including founding and leading the Yiddish Choristers. She also served other organizations, including as a member of the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission. During a two-year sabbatical in the Washington D.C. area, Lottie obtained a master’s degree in healthcare administration from George Washington University.

Lottie was actively involved in many Jewish organizations including congregations Beth Am and Kol Emeth, the Jewish Community Federation, B’nai B’rith, Hadassah, ORT, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, and Hillel at Stanford.

Lottie is survived by her sons Mark (Carolyn), Jed (Leslie Colvin) and grandchildren Jacob Solomon, Sara Solomon, Nathaniel Solomon and Daniel Solomon. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Solomon, and her daughter Naomi Solomon, who perished on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center attacks.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lottie’s memory to either the Naomi L. Solomon Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105, or to Stanford University for the Naomi L. Solomon Memorial Scholarship, Gift Processing, Office of Development, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305-6105.

Sinai Memorial Chapel (650) 369-3636


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