Deaths

Thursday, December 23, 2004 | by

Freund, Merion. In Sunnyvale, Dec. 15. Wife of the late Samuel Freund for 64 years. Mother to Barry (and Marilyn) Freund. Grandmother of Mindy Tunick and Shelby Freund. Born in San Francisco on March 31, 1917. Lifelong S.F. resident. Graduate of Lowell High School. Worked for Levi Strauss during the 1930s. After raising her family, did payroll for the Operating Engineers Union in San Francisco. Member of Congregation Beth Israel-Judea. Private memorial service was held. Donations to Congregation Emeth, P.O. Box 1430, Gilroy, CA 95021, or to the American Heart Association, 816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Gilbert, Ethel Bloom. In Burlingame, Nov. 25. Wife of the late Cyril Gilbert for 45 years. Age 92. Mother of Judie Gilbert Rief and Victor Gilbert. Grandmother of Debbie Rief and Brian (and Kyong Suk “Susie”) Porter-Rief. Sister of the late David Bloom. Sister-in-law of Sarah Charlet Bloom and Ruth DeLue Gilbert. Aunt to many. Born Dec. 27, 1911, in Portland, Ore. Graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland. Worked with her husband in the printing business for many years in San Francisco. Services were held at the Hills of Eternity Chapel in Colma. Interment followed. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Donations to Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403 .or to the charity of your choice.

Guggenheim, Erwin. In San Francisco, Dec. 13. Age 86. Husband of Rena Guggenheim for 59 years. Father of Wendy “Rose” Guggenheim, Wayne Green and Debbie and Len Karoly. Grandfather of Scott Karoly. Longtime employee of S&W Fine Foods. Enjoyed tennis, stamp collecting, jazz and swing music. Memorial service held at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. Donations to American Cancer Society, 1700 Webster, Oakland, CA 94612.

Hoffman, Daniel. In Montara, Dec. 9. Age 44. Husband of Carol Hoffman. Father of Ian, Lauren and Ella Hoffman. Son of David and Miriam Hoffman. Brother of Deborah (and Michael) Sapper and Joel (and Carol) Hoffman. From Berkeley. Attorney recruiter. Services were held. Donations to Carol Hoffman, 1305 Oxford St., Berkeley, CA 94709, as custodian for her children’s fund.

Lancer, Miriam Glass. In Petaluma, Dec. 19. Age 87. Wife of the late Sidney L. Lancer. Mother of Howard (and Leslee) Lancer. Cousin of Val Howard, Linelle Glass and Maxine and Norman Plotkin. Aunt to many nieces and nephews in Australia. Past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco section. Services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park Chapel in Colma. Donations to the San Francisco Burlingame Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 2850 19th Ave., S.F. 94132.

Levin, Susan. In San Jose, Dec.12. Age 60. Mother of Vicki and Jeff Levin. Grandmother of Jacob and John Levin. Cousin to many. Native of San Francisco.