Friday, June 15, 2007 | by

Jeanne G. Baer passed away on June 6, 2007 in San Francisco at the age of 86.  Jeanne proudly lived in San Francisco her whole life except when attending U.C. Berkeley. Prior to attending Berkeley, she enjoyed her days at Grant Elementary and Galileo High Schools. During WWII she worked for the phone company. Jeanne was a great friend and philanthropist, and since the 1940s a devoted member of the First Wednesday of the Month Bridge Club. She was a life-long supporter of U.C. Berkeley, many San Francisco cultural, health and social service non-profits, as well as several Jewish organizations.

Her beloved husband, Alfred A. Baer, and her parents, Lucretia and William Glaser, predeceased Jeanne, as did her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Richard Baer. She is survived by her children, Barbara and Jim Baer, and her son- and daughter-in-law, Dean Muller and Nancy Baer, along with grandchildren, Laura and Scott Baer and Alyse Baer Muller.  Her nephews Alan, Michael and Bruce Baer also survive Jeanne. Jeanne leaves behind many close long-term, as well as more recent friends, and additional family members whose company she thoroughly enjoyed.

A memorial was held at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco in the Martin Meyer Auditorium.  Contributions are appreciated to: Crohn’s and Colitis FNSTN-Research Northern California Chapter, 111 New Montgomery Street, Suite 208, San Francisco CA 94105; JFCS 2150 Post St., SF CA  94115 or the Cal Fund, UCB 2080 Addison St., #4200, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Anne C. Bennett
, 96, a longtime resident of Sunnyvale, died quietly in her sleep on May 30. 

She was born on May 26, 1911 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the first of three sisters, Ruth (now deceased) and Libby. She continued to live in Brooklyn where she grew up, went to school, began her career, and eventually met and married her husband, Leo.  She has missed him every day since his passing in 1989. 

They left the East Coast in the late 1930’s and moved to San Francisco where they raised their two sons, Cedric and Michael.  Eventually, after her retirement from the City and County of San Francisco, and at the urging of her sons who had settled in Santa Clara County, they moved to Sunnyvale, where she was able to enjoy watching the lives and careers of her sons and the growth and development of her three grandsons and, eventually, her five great-granddaughters. 

She is well loved and will be missed. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Luba Stachel
, 84, Holocaust survivor of Minsk, Russia, passed away in Berkeley, Calif. on Tuesday, June 12. Loving wife of the late Felix Stachel. Devoted mother of Telsa Grim of Novato, Richard (Linda James) Stachel of Richmond, Calif., and Norbert (Karen) Stachel of New York.  Dear grandmother of Natalie Grim and Jacob Grim of Novato, Calif.

She was a longtime resident of Petaluma and El Cerrito.

Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Service on Friday, June 15 at noon at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, Calif.  Burial will be at B’nai Israel Cemetery, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma, CA. 

Marsha Waisman
peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in San Francisco on June 9, 2007 at age 82.

She was the beloved wife of John Waisman for 62 years; the loving mother of Steven (and Malca) Waisman and Shana (and Jeffrey) Abela; the adoring grandmother of Eric and Sharon Waisman and Andrew, Nicole, and Adrienne Abela; the devoted daughter of the late Jack (and Annie) Posman and the late Sima Mala Posman; and the dear sister of Bernice Garcia and the late Aaron Posman. She was the aunt of many nephews and nieces.

Member of AMIT and Congregation Chevra Thilim.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 2007 at Eternal Home Cemetery, 1051 El Camino Real, Colma. The family requests donations be made to Congregation Chevra Thilim or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016, phone 800-622-9010. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel.