Deaths

Betty Kahn Edelstein, 83, died in Jerusalem in late January.

The San Francisco native immigrated to Israel with her husband, Burton, in July 1976. Her husband survives her as do her daughters, Nancy Ayalon, Sally Oren, Amy Malale and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Kahn of Walnut Creek. A fourth daughter, Joan Davenny, perished in a suicide bombing in 1995 while studying advanced Jewish education on a Melton grant in Jerusalem.

Betty was loved and admired for her charm, her friendliness and her ability to be friends with all who crossed her path. After immigrating to Israel, she continued her love of learning by teaching English in a Jerusalem high school.


Benjamin Henry Feinstein

In San Mateo on Monday, April 5, at age 20 of gastric cancer.

Beloved son of Wayne and Leslee Feinstein; loving brother of Sam (Stephani) Feinstein and Katy Feinstein. Ben also leaves his grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins.

A graduate of Aragon High School, San Mateo, and a student at U.C. Davis, Ben was a scholar athlete with wide-ranging interests and a great mind. He was a wonderful team player with a ready sense of humor. Ben was a great friend with an ever-expanding circle. While his presence will be missed by all, his spirit and love will live on in all who knew him.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday April 7 at Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, California. Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo.

In lieu of flowers, Ben had asked that his family establish, and he would prefer that donations be made to, the Ben Feinstein Memorial Fund, #1267 of the Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105. From this fund, perpetual support will be granted each year to the charities dear to Ben’s heart and concerns.

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Rosa Guss

In San Francisco on March 29th, 2010.

Dearly beloved wife of the late Isak Guss. Dearly beloved mother of Frances Lopes and grandmother of Shana (David) Moisl. Rosa was a Holocaust survivor who met and married her beloved Isak prior to immigrating to the United States in 1947. She will be deeply missed.

Services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma.

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Theodore Tobias Rosenberg, born and raised in San Francisco, passed away peacefully at the age of 101, at home in Atherton, surrounded by family and his devoted wife Rose.

Theodore Tobias Rosenberg

Ted was a proud San Franciscan. He and his brother, Sydney, built the maintenance company their father started in 1909, the same year that Ted was born — today, that company is known as ABM Industries. Ted joined the family business immediately after graduating from Polytechnic High School, and was active with the company ever since, including serving as its President from 1935 to 1962, Chairman of the Board 1962–1984 and member of the Board of Directors 1962–2009. Ted retired from ABM in March of 2009, when both he and the company turned 100. He continued to commute to his office in Daly City four days a week up until the month prior to his passing. Ted’s secret to a long life was love, family and never retiring.

Ted was a great, but very quiet, philanthropist to many charities. The one closest to his heart was the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Columbia Park Unit — he was a lifelong member since the age of 10. He also supported the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, Stanford University, Youth Town of Israel and many local Jewish charities. Ted was a member of the Concordia-Argonaut Club, Lake Merced Golf Club, Sharon Heights Golf Club and The Club at Morningside in Rancho Mirage. He was a Shriner of the Masonic order and an ardent fan of the San Francisco Giants, helping to save the franchise and keep the team in San Francisco.

Ted lovingly joins his mother, Gussie; his father, Morris; sisters June and Dorothy; his brother, Sydney; his first wife, Lilyan; second wife, Neenah; his son Ronald and his grandson Daniel. He is survived by his adoring wife Rose; his daughter, Joyce Ratner (Lou); son Jerold (Phyllis); daughter-in-law Grace and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Columbia Park Unit (450 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94110), Youth Town of Israel (259 South Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212) or a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, April 6 at Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., San Francisco.

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Kyle Harty Strang

Kyle Harty Strang

Kyle was born July 4th 1993 in Berkeley California, son of Craig Strang and Sharleen Harty, stepson of Persis Karim and brother of Niko Karim-Strang. Kyle and his dear friend and neighbor, Prentice Gray Jr., died in an automobile accident on March 31, 2010.

Kyle was born and raised in Berkeley California and was extremely proud of his Jewish heritage. He became Bar Mitzvah at Lawrence Hall of Science where his father Craig is Associate Director. From a young age his weekends were spent playing baseball in the Albany Little League, where he played the position of pitcher and second baseman. Over the years, he developed a wide circle of friends centered on his passion for his neighborhood community, the world of baseball, mixed martial arts and his small school at Berkeley High, CAS (Communication Arts & Sciences).

Kyle was fiercely loyal to his greater family, friends and CAS mates. All who knew him understood that he was always happy to be there at a moment’s notice. He had a particularly deep connection to his cousins. He aspired to live in Israel and become a writer.

In addition to his immediate family, Kyle is survived by his extended family, his many aunts and uncles, his cousins Sara, Erin, Jeremy, Carlyn, Casey, Mike, Ronelle, Lily, Elissa, Megan, Mallory, Cassandra and Kayla, his girlfriend Hannah Plowright, and his wide circle of friends. Kyle had family in Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England whom he visited as much as possible with his mother. He was the light of this international community as much as his cozy Berkeley home during his 16 years of exuberant life. L’Chaim Kyle.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible contributions can be made to CAS (Communication Arts & Sciences) at Berkeley High School. The program’s focus is social justice and media. Checks can be made out to Berkeley High School Development Group, Kyle Harty Strang Memorial Fund, and sent to Strang Memorial Fund, 828 Ashbury Street, SF 94117.

Services held Sunday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., San Francisco. Interment, Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma.

For further information, or to send a message to the family, contact Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at (866) 962-6335 or www.mandelfuneralservices.com.