Deaths

Marion Marks Baer passed away peacefully on Monday, November 10, 2008 in San Francisco. A San Francisco native and graduate of Castilleja School and Stanford University, she was a talented golfer, bridge player and dynamic and esteemed member of our community. She was a board member of the Institute on Aging and a member of Lake Merced Golf and Country Club and the Concordia-Argonaut Club. An avid athlete, she met her late husband, Harold J. Baer, on the courts of the California Tennis Club. A loving union of 52 years ensued until his death in 1999.

Marion stoically endured many years of debilitating illness but retained her spirit, strength, and graciousness through it all. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all, especially her adoring three children, Hal (Jeannie) Baer, Carol (Tony) Mandour and Janet (Micah) Broude. “Grams” will forever be in the hearts of her seven granddaughters Jessica, Stephanie, and Amy Baer, Loryn (Andy) Benedict, Kristen Mandour, Danielle and Allison Broude and two great-grandsons, Alex and Cooper Benedict. She leaves behind her devoted brother, Fillmore (Barbara) Marks, the late Eleanor Marks, her sister-in-law, Tutta Baer and her late brother-in-law, Frederick Baer.

Heartfelt thanks to her devoted physician of many years, Dr. Jim Davis as well as her caregivers, Lupe’ Pavon and Nida Angeles for their unwavering support.

Services were held at Congregation Emanu-El, Arguello Blvd. and Lake St. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., SF, CA 94112 or Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or the charity of your choice.

Arthur Edward Bronstein

March 24, 1933-November 18, 2008

Arthur Edward Bronstein died at his home, after a courageous struggle with cancer, in San Carlos, CA on November 18, 2008. Dearly beloved husband of Phyllis Bronstein, devoted father of Matthew (Amy) Bronstein and Meryl McVicker, cherished grandfather of Daniel and Shayna Bronstein, and Melissa McVicker, loving brother of Leroy (Annette) Bronstein, Neil (Mary) Bronstein, and Stanley (Rachael “Rae”) Levy. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, November 21, 2008 at the Chapel of Hills of Eternity, 1301 El Camino Real, Colma.

Contributions may be made to The City of Hope, Temple Beth El in San Mateo, or Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Irmgard Clark passed away on November 11, 2008 at the age of 87 from complications due to dementia. Born Irmgard Salomon in Berlin, Germany, she fled the Nazis with her parents to Shanghai, China where she spent the war under Japanese internment. She met her husband of more than 50 years, Robert J. Clark, while he was serving with U.S. Navy occupying forces at the conclusion of World War II, immigrating to the U.S. in 1947. Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by her three children and their spouses — Robert Clark (Catherine), Madeleine Neddeau (Don), and Blake Clark (Sasha), four grandchildren — Leila Clark Bender, Dale Clark, Donielle Neddeau and Browning Neddeau and one great-grandchild — Amaya Bender.

The family wishes to extend our thanks to the Jewish Family and Children’s Services for assisting with care management through their conservatorship program and to the caregivers at The Oaks Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Center (Petaluma). A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to be notified may contact the family at: blakeclark104@yahoo.com. Donations may be made to the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco or to the City of Hope. Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Al Furberg in San Francisco on Nov. 17, 2008 at age 83. Beloved husband of the late Esther Furberg. Loving father of Phylis Kurzbard and the late Sallie Newman. Devoted grandfather of Robin (Shay) Attia, Shelli Newman, Renee (Kevin) Mahan and Corrinne (Elad) Vaknin and great grandfather of Sean, Eli, Noha, Jack and Rachel; dear uncle of Sally Weiss and Marsha Shifs.

A Holocaust survivor and longtime member of Congregation Adath Israel. Owned A & M Carpets in San Francisco for over 30 years.

Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd. with interment at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma.

Contributions to Congregation Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega Street, SF, CA 94122 preferred.

Hans Gumpert, born November 21, 1922 in Germany, escaped Hitler through Shanghai, China before immigrating to the United States in 1947, died October 31, 2008 after a battle with renal disease and colon cancer. Survived by his daughter Evelyn Mabee, son Frank and daughter-in-law Janie of Sacramento, and loving companion of 14 years, Hanna Zeidler-Cowan, Opa to all his grandchildren and great-granchildren. Also survived by his sister, Inge Rubinstein, neice and great-nieces, all of Melbourne, Australia.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Annaliese, and devoted daughter Myrna. Retired from a 32-year career with the U.S Army and California National Guard. Funeral services were held on November 3. Charitable contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish Family Service of Sacramento, The American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Hendrik Salomon Konijn

March 17, 1918-October 14, 2008

Born in the Netherlands, he came to the U.S. in 1939. Dr. Konijn taught in departments of mathematics and economics at U.C. Berkeley, the University of Sydney (Australia), Yale, the University of Minnesota, the Graduate Division of the City University of New York, and helped to set up the department of statistics at the University of Tel Aviv where he taught from 1966 until his retirement in 1985.

He leaves behind three generations of nieces and nephews.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund (www.jnf.org) or to the General Fund of Camphill Village (Office of Development, 84 Camphill Road, Copake, NY 12516).

A private memorial was held on November 9.

Mark S. Radwin

June 11, 1943-November 13, 2008

Mark Stephen Radwin, beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, November 13, three weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He died at home in Los Altos, surrounded by his family and love. He is survived by his parents Arthur and Sylvia, his brother Ronald, his wife of 40 years Karen, his sons David and Michael, his daughters-in-law Kara Vuicich and Ariella Radwin, and grandchildren Ruth, Noam, Ori, and Yael.

Mark was born in New York, NY in 1943 to Arthur and Sylvia Radwin. As a child he showed an exceptional aptitude and enthusiasm for science and engineering, including winning a prestigious Westinghouse Science Talent Search competition. After being admitted to his dream school, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he personally convinced the admissions office to award him enough financial aid so that he could afford to attend. At MIT he pledged Alpha Epsilon Pi, managed the campus humor magazine Voodoo, and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering. In 1966, after completing additional coursework toward a Ph.D. in management, he left Boston to take a position at Lockheed’s Palo Alto research lab.

In 1967 Mark joined DIALOG, one of the world’s first commercial search engines. Ten years later he became the Global Operations Manager and Chief Scientist at Tymnet, and later served as Director of Business Development at GTE Telenet. In 1992 he went to work at NASA’s Ames Research Center, from which he retired five years ago.

Mark will be remembered first and foremost for his love for his family. He was always generous with family and strangers alike, and would bend over backwards to help someone in need. His intelligence, diligence, and foresight made him a visionary in his field.

Services were held on November 16. May his memory be for a blessing.

Lee Rosenthal, 60, died Tuesday. A widely respected urban redevelopment attorney. Treasured his dear wife, Joan Berzon, son, Noah, 30, and devoted mother, Shirleyann. Also enjoyed close relationships with his many longtime friends, who will miss him dearly. Marathon runner, Cal football fan and architecture enthusiast. Donations welcome to www.childrens-theatre.org. Services Friday, 12:00 Noon at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. Interment, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, 4100 Hilltop Dr., El Sobrante. For further information, or to send a message to the family, contact Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at 1-866-962-6335 or www.mandelfuneralservices.com.

Dorothy Unger, May 27, 1920-November 13, 2008

At age 88, after a vibrant and extraordinarily happy life, Dorothy passed away after a short illness, in her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Dorothy was born in San Francisco to Meyer and Annie Dworkin, as the youngest of five siblings. She spent her youth in both San Francisco and New York and was a proud graduate of one of the earliest Washington High School classes. In her senior year, she became engaged to Leonard Unger, and they had a magical romance, enjoying 57 years of marriage.

For decades, Dorothy helped her husband “Lennie” run their “Ace Loan” business in San Francisco. At the same time, she was instrumental in helping to raise her niece Lynne and nephew Gary. She also took superb care of her ailing parents for many years, and later aided her siblings and their spouses when they were in ill health.

She and Lennie were treasured parental figures to their nieces and nephews and to so many of their friends’ children. They loved to entertain and Dorothy’s cooking, baking, and hospitality skills were legendary.

Dorothy was so grateful for the opportunities she and Lennie had to travel extensively throughout the world and in the United States. They made new friends everywhere they went, and were always open to new ideas and new people.

After the love of her life, Lennie, passed away in 1995, Dorothy remained active, helping her nephew Gary at his store the “Glass Pheasant”, regularly attending current events class, baking cakes for her friends (and her mechanic, her butcher, her doctors…), spending time with family, and keeping up with friends of all ages.

She was a most beautiful person inside and out, and everyone whose life she touched was better off for having her in it.

Dorothy is survived by her niece Lynne Shilling, Lynne’s husband William, their children Leslie Shilling, and Dana Shilling Rieger and her husband Steve Rieger, their children, Dave, J.D., Ari and Robinson Rieger; her nephew Gary Kalman and his partner Frederic Smith; her nephew Alan Dworkin and his wife Annie Dworkin, their children Danny and Brian Dworkin.

Services were held at the Chapel of Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma, CA followed by private interment.

Contributions may be made in memory of Dorothy Unger to the Jewish Home and Senior Living Foundation, 302 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, or Sutter VNA & Hospice Foundation of SF, P.O. Box 7999, San Francisco, CA 94120. Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Olga Zink passed on November 8th, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of the late Hans H. Zink. Olga was a previous longtime resident of San Mateo County and a longtime employee of I. Magnin Department Store. Olga proudly reached the age of 100 years.

Gravesite services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park in Colma under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112.