Deaths

Robert Henry Guggenheim, 87, passed away March 9, 2007 at his daughter’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was surrounded by loving family members, including his daughter Lori and son Bob. His beloved wife of sixty years, Lorraine Haines Guggenheim, predeceased him.

A third generation Californian, Bob was born in San Francisco, July 5, 1919, to the late Helene and Sigfreid Guggenheim. Bob shared a loving relationship with his sister Marjorie Schwarz of Los Angeles. He graduated from Long Beach High School and from the University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1941, where he met Lorraine. After graduation from Cal, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific theater. Bob and Lorraine lived full and active lives in San Francisco.

Bob was a principal of Saxe Realty for many years where he was CFO and manager of the Noriega office. He served with distinction as a member of the San Francisco Board of Realtors, including President, 1978 and Realtor of the Year in 1981. He also served on the Executive Committee of the California Association of Realtors and on the Board of the National Association of Realtors.

Among his many honors, Bob was most proud of the following words from the Realtor Report, December, 1986, which announced his retirement:

“Bob has always had a reputation for keen judgment and unshakable integrity.”

Bob was a devoted board member, volunteer, and benefactor of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, a dedicated volunteer for Traveler’s Aid Society, an active member of his U.C. Berkeley, Class of ’41 alumni, and a proud 32nd degree Mason.

Known to his family as “Big Bob,” he is survived by his daughter Lori Wojnowich and husband Saul of Charlotte, N.C., son, Robert Guggenheim and wife Jayne of Atlanta, GA; six loving grandchildren, Susie (Mark) Weinberg, Diane Guggenheim, Julie (Craig) Rubin, Marc (Kim) Wojnowich, Bill Guggenheim, and Jeff (Lisa) Guggenheim; and great-grandchildren, Alex and Karlie Weinberg, Zoe and Taylor Wojnowich, Isabella and Jessica Rubin, and Joey Guggenheim; nephews, Mark (Susan) Morris, Russell (Joan) Morris, Bob (Linda) Schwarz, and Don (Susan) Schwarz; and many great nephews and nieces.

Donations may be made to the Bob and Lorraine Guggenheim Senior fund of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3004, or Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28204.

A memorial service will be held at a future date in San Francisco. Private internment, Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, San Francisco, California.

Harry and Bryant Company is serving the Guggenheim family.

Ruth S. Israel in Portland, Oregon on March 5, 2007 at age 91, following a long illness. Mother of Ellen Kahn (Douglas), Jeffrey Israel (Pamela) and Edward Israel (Carla), wife of the late Nathaniel Israel, sister of Dina Linn, grandmother of 7. Funeral services were held at Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Jewish Community Relations Council, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Mark Schisler, 62, died on March 4th at his home in Piedmont, after a courageous fight against esophageal cancer. Husband of the late Robbie Korngold Schisler, survived by his daughters Sarah and Danielle, his sisters Hannah Rossi and Louise Rosengarden, and his partner Freddi Robertson. He is also mourned by his mother-in-law, Ruth Korngold, the Korngold sisters, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His love of life, sense of humor and positive spirit will be dearly missed. Born in Chicago, Mark graduated from ASU, and was President of AEP Fraternity. In the mid 60’s he moved to LA where he became a CPA, he was dedicated to his clients for over 40 years. In the 70’s he moved to the Bay Area where he lived his life to the fullest surrounded by his family and good friends. An Active member of Temple Sinai and the Jewish Community of the East Bay for many years, Mark will be remembered for his devotion to his family, friends … and chocolate.

Services were held at Temple Sinai in Oakland. Donations may be made to Temple Sinai. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel

Diana Traynis Diana was born on September 17, 1959 in Novozibkov, Russia. In 1981 she graduated with an M.S. in Computer Science from the Odessa Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine. She worked in the computer communications industry in Lithuania and then at Cisco Systems, California, for 25 years.

She was a dedicated and caring mother, wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and cousin; a kind and loyal friend to many, and a hard working Silicon Valley professional. She has brightened and enriched the lives of so many people and many of us owe her a debt that we can never repay. She died on March 6, 2007 after a courageous 26 month-long battle with metastatic lung cancer at her home in San Carlos, surrounded by her family. She left behind her husband of 26 years, Arnold; her son, Isaac; daughter, Ilana; parents, Emmanuel Sandler and Tatyana Krasnova; sister, Irina Auerbuch; brother in-law, Boris Auerbuch; nieces, Vicki Stone and Lena and Amy Auerbuch; and many friends and relatives in California, Israel, Ukraine, and Russia.

She was an amazing person, irreplaceable in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

A service in Diana’s memory was held on March 7, 2007 at the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park. Friends and family who wish to make a contribution in Diana’s memory are asked to consider the Lung Cancer Alliance. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Lucille Winslow in San Francisco on March 5, 2007 at age 88.

Loving mother of Barbara and Jules Schechner and Phillip and Beverly Winslow. Devoted grandmother of Steve and Sandra Schechner, Alan Schechner and Rose Lupo, Jeffrey Winslow and Elizabeth Jimenez-Winslow, and Janna Winslow. Adoring great grandmother of Melania Elise Winslow and Nieves Ariel Winslow. Former wife of Martin Winslow (deceased). Special, beloved friend of Cecilia Abanil, caregiver, and of Fred and Marian Schneider, all of whom were very devoted to her. The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the excellent care and compassion given by the staff at S.F. Community Convalescent Hospital for eleven years. Lucille was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, Hadassah and the Montefiore Senior Center. She will be remembered for her love of family and Judiasm, as well as singing, dancing and performing. Services were held at Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma. Contributions to the Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2150 Post Street, SF/CA 94115 or the Geriatrics-West program of the Family Service Agency of S.F., 6221 Geary Blvd., S.F., CA 94121, preferred and appreciated. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel.