Harold “Bud” Moose, Jr., died peacefully at his home on August 12th at the age of 93. Born in Portland, OR, he graduated from U.C. Berkeley, then served as a communication officer in the navy during WWII. He lived and worked most his life in San Francisco and Marin County.
Bud enjoyed the challenges and successes of a multitude of entrepreneurial business ventures, especially commercial real estate through his company, Chelsea Development. One of his proudest achievements was the development of a 27-story hotel and Chinese Culture Center at the corner of Kearny and Washington streets on the site of the old Hall of Justice. His optimistic approach to life and boyish excitement was an inspiration to all who knew him. To Bud, “the cup was always more than half-full.”
He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Lillian Brundage Moose, and is survived by 2 daughters, Jacquelyn (Glenn) Braunstein and Shirley (Bill) Freeman, grandsons, Scott (Lulu) Braunstein and Jeffrey (Pamela) Braunstein, and 6 great-grandchildren, Joel, Benjamin, Elsa, Zane, Zoe, and Rhys Braunstein.
At his request, funeral arrangements are private. The family requests donations be made to “Hospice by the Bay.”
Hilda Lucille Pelzner passed away on August 17, 2008 in San Mateo, CA. She was born in San Francisco on December 10, 1911 to Joseph and Frieda Goodman. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack L. Pelzner and her son, Dr. Marvyn Pelzner. She is survived by her son, Dr. Howard Pelzner and her devoted daughter-in-law, Carol Pelzner; son, Dr. Roger Pelzner; loving grandchildren, Mark Pelzner (Wendy), Alison Elizondo and David Pelzner, Kimberly, Max and Sam Pelzner. She cherished her great grandchildren, Julian Pelzner and Jack and Samantha Elizondo. Hilda was the first of her extended family to move from San Francisco to the Peninsula in 1935 and in 1951 was a founding member of Peninsula Temple Beth El. An avid antique collector, she was always excited and happy when finding that special “treasure.” Being with her family gave her the greatest pleasure in life. A memorial service will be scheduled in the near future.
Bernice R. Polonsky in Daly City on July 27, 2008 at age 80. Beloved wife of Albert E. Polonsky for 35 years; loving mother of Barbara Manning, Marc and Sue Manning, Richard and Joyce Polonsky, and Jeffrey and Wendy Polonsky; adoring grandmother of Tiffini Manning, Sheree Polonsky, Brian Polonsky, Kevin Polonsky and Brandi Jo Manning; dear sister-in-law of Leonard Polonsky. Bernice worked for Jefferson Union High School District for 20 years. A memorial service was held at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. The family requests that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040.
Douglas Jay Rabin (Koji Biose), November 11,1950-August 15, 2008
Doug (Koji) passed away in Kirkland, Washington after a long illness. Doug was born and raised in Millbrae, California. He and his family were members of Temple Shalom in Burlingame for many years. Doug graduated Humbolt State College as a marine biologist before moving to the Pacific Northwest and emerged into the lifelong practice of Astrology. He was a long distance swimmer, an accomplished photographer and enjoyed the company of many friends in the Seattle area. As his life evolved from marine biology to astrology, and as a lifelong bachelor, he adopted the name and identified himself as Koji Biose.
He is survived by parents, Sol and Florence Rabin of San Francisco, sister and brother-in-law Lynn and Martin Astengo of Poway, California, nephew and niece Steven and Adrianne Astengo, uncle and aunt Irving Rabin and Mildred Reese of San Francisco, Betty Rabin of San Carlos, California and many cousins including Cathy Rabin Goldstein, Susan Nagan of Seattle, Rebecca Martyn, Richard Reese, Elicia Graudenz of Israel, Shira Weissman of Chicago, Ariel, Orlee and Daniel Rabin.
At the request of the deceased, no funeral service was conducted. Donations should be directed to the charity of your choice.
Koji Biose (Douglas Rabin) was interred at the Barton Family Funeral Parlor in Kirkland, Washington, and at his request, his body was cremated.
Gertraude Suessmann in San Francisco on August 16, 2008, one day shy of her 92nd birthday. Dearly beloved wife of the late Werner H. Suessmann; loving mother of Fred Suessmann and his wife Rosa; cherished grandmother of Betina, (Dr. Adam) Baumgarten and Wendy (James) Sterling; great grandmother of Zachary Caleb Baumgarten and Adam Cole Sterling. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Gertraude was a long time member of Congregation B’nai Emunah in San Francisco.
Gravesite services were held at Salem Memorial Park in Colma on August 20, 2008. Those choosing to honor Gertaude’s life may do so with a charitable contribution to Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval Street, S.F., CA 94116. Arrangements and direction of the services by Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco.