Deaths

Leo Becker, of Corte Madera, a longtime Bay Area Pharmacist, World War II veteran and a founding member of the Soviet Jewry Movement, passed away on Friday, September 16 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Becker was a native of Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a degree in pharmacy. He held pharmacy licenses in both Michigan and California and practiced in both states. He was also a registered stockbroker and practiced in San Francisco. He was the original owner of Healthland Nutrition Centers in Novato. He was an avid hiker, sailor and skier, which he enjoyed with his family and friends. He participated in sailboat racing on Lake St. Clair while he lived in Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son Laurence of Mountain View; daughter Sarah of Laguna Hills; brother Raymond (Barbara) Becker and sister Marceline Frishman, both of Michigan; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gilford Bradbury, in San Francisco on September 12, 2005. Born in Rockland, ME in 1916, WWII veteran, Boston area businessman and musician; devoted husband of the late Frances Bradbury, loving brother of the late Orrin, Kenneth and Basil Bradbury, Eleanor Brown and Gladys Baum; beloved father of Judy Frankel; cousin of the late Danny Kaye. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Dr. Henry I. Goldberg, after a battle with cancer, passed away on September 20, 2005 in Tiburon at age 67, surrounded by his family. Hank was a man who loved family, music and teaching. He has been awarded many honors as a Professor of Radiology at UCSF. He will be missed by his beloved wife, Jan; loving children, Debra Goldberg, Lara Gremmels, and Steven (Syvia) Goldberg; cherished grandsons, Cameron Gremmels and Michael Goldberg; dear brother, Bob (Ann) Goldberg; brother-in-law, Marvin (Ann) Stone; mother-in-law, Anna Stone; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held at Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation, (designated for the support of the Henry I. Goldberg Center for Advanced Imaging Education) c/o UCSF Business Office, 3333 California St., Suite 375, SF, CA 94118, or the American Bach Soloists, 44 Page St., Suite 504, SF, CA 94102-5973.

Claire B. Herst-Mandel in Kentfield, Sept. 24, 2005 at age 93. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Herst and the late Maurice Mandel. Loving mother of Douglas (Leni) Herst, and Laurence (Christine) Herst. Adoring grandmother of Chad Herst, Rachel and David Herst and the late Scott Herst. Claire, a fourth generation San Franciscan, attended Girls High, the University of California, and received a credential from State Teachers College in San Francisco. She and her late husband Samuel moved to Marin County in 1949 and were founders of Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael. Claire was active in Rodef Sholom’s Sisterhood, the local Hadassah Chapter and served on the board of the Counsel of Jewish Women of Northern California. Private funeral services were held on Monday, September 26, at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael.

Rose Holtz passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2005. Born in Russia in 1914, a resident of San Francisco for over 70 years. Rose was a loving wife of the late Harry Holtz, beloved mother of Arlene Leiber and Eleanor Cutler, adored grandmother of Steven, Mitchell and David Leiber (Janina and son Lexi), Michael Cutler and Nancy Dye (Robert), great grandmother of Alex, Hannah and Morgan Dye), Lydia and Oscar Leiber, loving mother-in-law of Paul Leiber and Robert Cutler, devoted sister of Morris Karz. Her spirit and love of life was an inspiration to her family and many friends. Rose’s kindness and generosity touched many people in her long life. Private family services were held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.