Kathleen Victoria Bik, passed unexpectedly. July 15, 2006, she was 79. She was born in Hayward, June 10, 1927, and always lived in the Bay Area. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Kathleen retired from a career with SSF Unified School District. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Jack. She leaves a brother, David Valdick of Oregon. Mom’s optimism and endless love will be forever, an inspiration to us all. Loving mother of Jocelyn and (Donald) Pearl, Timothy and (Dawn) Bik, Edward and (Lymar) Bik, and Diana and (Rob) Ooghe. Enormously proud grandmother of David, Julia, Roger, Russell, Joshua and Gwendolyn. A long time member of Congregation Sherith Israel, where services were held. Contributions can be made to the Cantor Martin Feldman Music Fund, 2266 California St., S.F., 94115.
Stella Blankfeld peacefully passed away on July 20, 2006 at the age of 100. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 5, 1906. She was a registered nurse and the Chief medical Records Librarian at St. Albans Naval Hospital in Queens, New York, until she retired in 1971. She was a long time Rossmoor resident where she was active in many clubs and organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary. She lived 100 years of loving, learning and devoting herself to the well being of others. She was an adventurer who traveled the world and loved having a good time. She was the widow of Nathan Blankfeld, M.D. She is survived by her children, Bonni Kessler, Howard Blankfeld, M.D. and daughter-in-law, Tecca Blankfeld; grandchildren: Deborah, Brett, David, Nicholas and great-grandchildren: Timothy, Joshua and Eliana. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. Private services were held. May she rest in peace.
Beverly Shirlee Zimmerman Bock, born to Arthur and Shirlee Zimmerman, October 17, 1950 in San Francisco and wife of Robert Dishman Bock; sister of Steven (Judy) Zimmerman and Nancy (Richard) Pechner and aunt to many nieces and nephews, died in her sleep the night of Friday, July 28, 2006. Our grief is inconsolable. Funeral services were held at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial donations may be made to San Rafael Jewish Family and Children Services.
Inge Frankenstein passed away in San Francisco on July 26, 2006 at age 81. Loving wife of Heinz Frankenstein for over 59 years; devoted mother of Susan (John) Dean and the late Ruth Davis; wonderful Omi to Kim (Joseph) Scott, Megan, Michael, and Melissa; great grandmother of Gabriel; adoring aunt to Judy Kolb and Ernie (Denise) Fleisher. Born June 11, 1925 in Gindorf, Germany, Inge immigrated to Shanghai, China in 1939 and then to San Francisco in 1948. Inge partnered with her husband, Heinz, running Ahrens Bakery for 28 years. She volunteered for Mount Zion Hospital and belonged to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah. Inge lived at the San Francisco Towers for nine years. She will be remembered as one of the warmest, most thoughtful, and sweetest individuals her family and friends have ever known. Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Inge’s name to Shaare Zedek Medical Center (Israel) or Jewish Home, San Francisco.
Tina Liebman of San Francisco, formerly from Manchester, England, died peacefully in her sleep, on July 21, 2006, at 96 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Simon S. Liebman, stepmother of Bill (Donna) Liebman, and aunt of Michael (Penny) Levi. She also leaves her grandchildren, Laura, Steven (Irene) and Adrienne; great nieces, Julia and Debby; great grandchildren Sam, Lucas and Jesse, and the Bressick family (Sanford and Joanne). Tina lived and loved life to the fullest extent. She touched many friends, the arts, charities, Haddasah, Temple Ner Tamid, and more. She will be missed by all. Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, SF.
Jane Packer died peacefully on July 21, 2006, in Cupertino, Calif. Born on July 11, 1918, Jane resided in the Bay Area for most of her life. Beloved wife of the late Allan Packer. Loving mother of Gary Packer and wife Nancy of Henderson, NV; Donna Schmidt and husband Phil of Austin, Texas; Ken Packer of Cupertino, Calif; and Karen Elizabeth Frank and husband Barry of New Canaan, Conn. She is survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Congregation Beth Am, the Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley, or the charity of your choice.
Adrienne Rose. July 1, 1939-July 15, 2006. On July 15, 2006, Adrienne Rose passed away in her Stockton home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her children, Lindy Passer and Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff of Stockton, Michael and Molly Passer of San Francisco, Jay Passer of Seattle and Charles Brinton of Oakland. She leaves 5 beautiful grandchildren, Seth, Ari, Jory, Scarlet and Oliver. Adrienne was a lover of Golden Retrievers, especially her Sampson and Rosie. She was a member of the Russian River Jewish Community, Temple Israel of Stockton, Hadassah, an avid Mahjong player, knitter, and loved reading books. Adrienne began teaching in 1982 and was a phenomenal reading specialist for over two decades. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Adrienne’s memory be made to the Temple Israel Music Fund 5105 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95207 or to The Golden Retriever Rescue Society.
Betty G. Weinstein, 95, of Danville, Calif., died July 25, 2006. Born in the Ukraine and an immigrant to this country at the age of 9 years, she was the beloved wife of her husband of 71 years, Selig B. Weinstein, mother of Joseph M. Weinstein (Adela (z”l)) of Long Beach, Calif., Rachel A. Krug (David) of San Ramon, Calif. and David H. Weinstein (Elli) of Merion Station, Pa. A, grandmother (Baba) of five, and great grandmother (Super Baba) of eight. She and Selig were also the “parents” of Tova Weinstein, Ramat Gan, Cheryl Gittelson, Kibbutz Yotvata, and Ruth Abraham-Ansell (z”l), N.H. A poet and publisher of a literary magazine, after raising her family she earned her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She founded the Prescott, Ariz., Hadassah chapter and was a life member of both Hadassah and National Council of Jewish Women, and member of ORT and B’nai Brith. She belonged to Temple Beth Abraham, Oakland, Congregation B’nai Israel, Rossmoor, and Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek. While an accomplished seamstress, painter, gardener, and hazzanit, she regarded as her most important accomplishment the raising of her family in loving partnership with her husband. Contributions in her memory may be made to Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Danville 94506 or The Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette 94549.
Lea Weitzner (86), died peacefully in her Oakland home on Monday, July 17, 2006. Lea was born in Poland on May 14, 1920 to the family of Rabbi Israel Berzon. Lea was an active member of Beth Jacob Congregation (Oakland), a lifetime member of Hadassah, and an ardent Zionist. Lea is survived by her husband (of 50 years) Sidney, son Sanford, sister Sara Foerder and niece Vivian Foerder of San Francisco, nephew Steven Foerder of Redwood City and Steven’s three children Jessica, Diane and Andrew. Her family was small, but very close. She will be sorely missed by her entire family and friends. Interment was on July 19, 2006 at the Home of Peace Cemetery, Oakland. If you wish, please send donations in Lea’s memory to Beth Jacob Congregation (Oakland), or the Hadassah Medical Organization.