Gulliver Neville Boland Born 3/15/91. Died 10/14/05. Son of Dale Allen Boland and Gary Boland. Beloved brother of Marielle, Carly, and Sylvie Boland. Cherished grandson of Rita and Sherwin Allen of Baldwin, N.Y. Cousin and nephew to many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Spain. In his short life, Gulliver created a vast network of friends at Oxford and King Schools in Berkeley, Archway School in Oakland, and the Jewish Community High School in San Francisco. Gulliver leaves behind two cherished “brothers:” Jeremiah, the best mentor any teen could hope for, and Max, the most loyal and loving dog any boy ever had. Gulliver loved the outdoors. He was a member of Piedmont Boy Scout Troop 15, and a graduate of the Tilden Park Junior Rangers. Despite the difficulties he faced in his last year, Gulliver reached out to help other teens, brought delight to many young children as a counselor at MonkeyBusiness Summer Camp, and was a hardworking member of the staff at Albany Oaks Cinema. Gulliver was a proud member of the Republican Party who looked forward to serving his country. Gulliver was admired by his teachers and classmates for his intelligence, humility, kindness and humor. He will be missed by his many friends. Donations in Gulliver’s name may be made to: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA 94602. Please join Gulliver’s family and friends this Sunday, October 30, for the Walk Out of Darkness at Chrissy Field in San Francisco. Please visit www.afspnorcal.org for more information. May his memory be for a blessing.
Marilyn Barnett Borovoy passed in San Francisco on October 22, 2005 at age 83. Beloved wife of Robert S. Borovoy for 60 years. Daughter of the late Bessie and Arthur Barnett. Devoted mother of Nancy Casqueiro, Joanne Borovoy, Ken Borovoy and mother-in-law of Larry Casqueiro and Clif Castle. Cherished grandmother of Jesse Casqueiro, Amy Erin Borovoy, Nicholas Borovoy, Skye Barnett, Shelby and Samantha Kobelin. Beloved by many cousins and friends. Marilyn was a fourth-generation San Franciscan, a graduate of George Washington High and Stanford University. She was a professional volunteer, past President of SF National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Coleman Advocates, and the Northern California Coalition for Handgun Control. As a Child Advocate she served on the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Council for 12 years, the Social Services Commission for four years, the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Child Care for six years and the Head Start Policy Council for eight years. She was a professional registered Parliamentarian and had taught Parliamentary Law since 1975. Marilyn enjoyed everyday to its fullest. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Coleman Advocates, Congregation Sherith Israel or the SF National Council of Jewish Women are preferred.
Maria Heyman passed away in San Mateo on October 14, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of John Heyman for 43 years. Born in Hamburg, Germany and came to the United States in 1948. Maria is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Sweden. Her maiden name was Heineberg. Services were held Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel in Colma. Interment followed. Donations to the charity of your choice are preferred.
Linda Kaiser (Siegel), 58, of Seattle, Wash. died October 19, 2005 in her home following a courageous eight-year battle with breast cancer. Born on November 5, 1946 in Daly City, C.A., Linda was described by her parents as “always getting into something,” and loved puzzles, jacks and Brownies. As a loyal fan of the Mickey Mouse Club, she was most pleased with the naming her youngest sister, Annette. In 1966, she married Steven Henry Kaiser, with whom she enjoyed dancing, double dating and picnicking in Napa Valley. Although art was her first passion, she attended beauty school and began working as a beautician. In 1967, her daughter, Lisa, was born, and Linda described her as the most beautiful child she had ever seen: a perfect eater and sleeper who loved peek-a-boo and was always happy. After the death of her husband in 1971, Linda went back to school to become registered nurse. She met and fell in love with Dale Goudie, who brought the joy of dancing back into her life. Together they moved to Seattle and raised Lisa, while Linda worked as a dental assistant. She enjoyed such hobbies as cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Jewish Community Center and her Hebrew name is Liba. Linda will always be remembered as a fighter, never a victim. She is survived by her partner of over thirty years, Dale Goudie; daughter Lisa (Liza) Hanses; son-in-law David Hanses; two granddaughters, Madeline and Isabella Hanses; father Jacob Siegel; sisters Lorraine Rosenthal, Eleanor Pechner and Annette Araujo and many other beloved family members. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Steven Henry Kaiser, and mother, Evelyn Siegel. Graveside services were held Sunday, October 23, at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, Wash. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested a memorial contribution be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Shirley Lewis Harris passed peacefully on October 7, 2005 in her home after an extended battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. not so many years back, she took San Francisco by storm over four decades ago and enjoyed success as an advertising executive, writer, kindergarten teacher at a private Chinese school, advice columnist and even an actress and a model. A lifelong learner, she attended classes at the Fromm Institute until her condition made commuting difficult. Over the years, Shirley acquired a large circle of devoted and loving friends. She also loved and was loved by “Cookie,” her rare Amazon blue-front parrot of 28 years. She is survived by sisters Tobie Schaffer and Ella Small, nieces JoAnne DeLeone, Vivian Fleischman, Karen Guthier and Wendy Joslin, all of N.Y.; great-nieces and nephews Susan and William (“Billy”) Finch, Amy and David Joslin, Arielle Fleischman, Brooke and Beth DeLeone and Jennifer Guthier; great-great-niece Anna Shephard and great-great-nephew Alex Shephard. She was preceded in death by brother Morris Lewis, sister Sylvia Sokal of N.Y. and niece Maxine Finch of C.O. During her last months, she was expertly cared for by the staffs of Sutter Visiting Nurses and Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care. Her family and friends would like to extend many heartfelt thanks for all their hard work. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 30 at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St. (at Webster) in San Francisco. Tax deductible donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Mickabboo bird rescue, P.O. Box 1631, Pacifica, CA 94044.
Mildred Diller Norack passed away in San Francisco on Oct. 20, 2005 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Edward Diller and the late Nathan Norack. Loving mother of Arlene (Bud) Steinberg, David Diller and Diane (Mike) Bower. Loving grandmother of Darrell (and Julie) Steinberg, Jeff (Shannon) Steinberg, Rabbi Rick (Stacia) Steinberg, Edward (Aimee) Diller, Stacey Bower and Adam Bower. Great-grandmother of Jordana, Ari, Jacob, Zachary, Abagail, Justice, and Journey Steinberg. We were blessed to have our mom, grandma and great grandma for all these years. We all loved her very much. Services were held at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. Contributions to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., SF 94112 preferred.