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Herbert Joseph Callman

Passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco on April 14, 2014 at age 90. Beloved husband of Diane Callman for 57 years; loving father of Rosalie (Henry) Friedman, Joshua Callman (Ineko Tsuchida) and Elissa Callman; adoring grandfather of Max Friedman and Ariel and Adam Callman; dear brother of Shira Levy; caring uncle, cousin and friend.

9_Gdeaths_herbert_callmanHerbert was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Arthur and Jeane Callman and an extended large and loving family. He started working in the family printing business at a young age and this hard work ethic characterized his entire life.  Herbert served in the Pacific in WWII.  While visiting family in the Bay Area, he decided to enroll at U.C. Berkeley, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He subsequently earned a law degree while working full time as a court clerk. Herbert married Diane in 1956 and they raised three children in the Sunset district of San Francisco.

Herbert loved fishing, gardening, cooking, opera, singing, traveling and hosting family vacations and celebrations. He had a strong interest in current events and what was going on in the community and world at large. Herbert appreciated nature, in particular when he could surround himself with animals in their natural habitat. He was especially fond of dogs and Minnie, Pip and Wiley were a great comfort to him during his recent illness. Thanks to Tender Rose Home Care for their compassionate and excellent care. Special thanks to Donald Pezoa and Andy Fontelar. Herbert will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jewish National Fund, North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, or a charity of your choice, would be kindly appreciated.

Sinai Memorial Chapel (415) 921-3636


Jean Myers Colton

Passed away peacefully, at age 96, in her home in Belvedere, California, as she wished. A third-generation San Franciscan, she attended Lowell High School and Stanford University. She was married to Lenard Colton, who predeceased her in 1977. Jean will be remembered as a wonderful mother to her four children, a dear friend to many, a consummate traveler, a dedicated community volunteer, a patron of the arts, and a woman of strong will and determination. She’ll probably best be remembered for her annual Fourth of July parties, which began in 1954 and continued through last year.

Jean is survived by her children, Wendy, Larry, Andrea and Bruce, as well as her grandchildren, Stacey, Wade and Nick Patten, and sister-in-law Faye Marshall. She will be missed by many, but wonderful memories will live on.

Sinai Memorial Chapel (415) 921-3636


Charles Klein

Died on April 14, 2014, at the age of 96, in Roseville, California.  He was a real mensch.  He was predeceased by his wife Goldie in 1989, and his daughter, Barbara Klein-Arellanes, in 2013.  He is survived by his wife Beverley Klein, of Roseville, son Barry Klein (Lynne Bosko) of Oakland, son Arron Klein (Yuliya Klein) of Foster City, grandsons Nicholas, Andrew, Daniel and Matthew, granddaughter Rachel Haynes, and great-grandchildren Alana and Caedan Haynes.

Charles was born and raised in Oakland, California.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the armored division.  Captured at the Battle of Kasserine Pass, the first major battle of WWII between the United States and Germany,  he was a POW of the Germans for three years.

He was in the furniture business in Oakland for 30 years, and had many friends and associates who were “real characters.”  In his later years, he lived in Roseville with his wife Beverley, enjoying gardening, family and “the good life.”  He said that he was very lucky to have lived in the times in which he did, as they were  “the best of times.”

Services were held Friday, April 18, 2014, at Home of Eternity, Oakland, California.

Sinai Memorial Chapel (650) 369-3636


Shirley Pollock

Passed away on April 13, 2014 in Millbrae. Private services were held.

Gdeaths_pollock_small_sizeShirley was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1927 to the late Maurice and Fae Pollard. She graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco and also attended City College of San Francisco.

Her late husband Herman Pollock preceded Shirley in death. They enjoyed 43 years together.

Shirley was actively involved in many organizations, including ORT, B’nai B’rith Girls and the Bay Area Council of Soviet Jewry. Her real passion was teaching and she fulfilled this for over 30 years at Temple Emanu-El religious school in San Francisco. She will be remembered by all the children whose lives she touched.

Shirley is survived by her children, Sandi and Jack Falk, and Linda and Gary Goldberg. Also by her grandchildren Gary and Tanya Moskovitz, Mitzi Moskovitz, Kim and Darin Leviloff, Karen and Rabbi Charles Briskin as well as her great-grandchildren, Cody, Joshua and Benjamin Leviloff, Shoshana Moskovitz, David Moskovitz Broom and Ezra and Avishai Briskin. Also by her brother and sister Stanley and Leone Pollard and the late Gertrude and Joseph Temkin, as well as nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

A special thanks to her caretakers, to whom we are truly grateful.

Donations can be made in Shirley’s memory to the Peninsula Temple Beth El Building Fund, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403.



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