Estelle Bardoff

August 8, 1925–October 21, 2012

Estelle was born in Philadelphia, PA, but made San Francisco her home when she moved here in 1946 as a newlywed. She and her late husband, Ralph, were married 56 years (until his passing in 2002). Estelle is survived by her two children, Janice Trop and Larry Bardoff, and her daughter-in-law Lilli Alberga. She was an extraordinarily kind and honest individual. Her family thanks her for her generosity, the joy she brought them and in particular all the great advice. She was right — we should have listened more.

Services were held October 25 at the Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be kindly appreciated.

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Victor Yewdall Goldberg

Victor Yewdall Goldberg, 61, son of Al & Dobby, died in Florida October 5, from an apparent heart ailment.

Arnold H. Goldman

May 25, 1926–Oct. 17, 2012

In Burlingame at age 86. Beloved husband of Marjorie L. Goldman for 47 years; loving father of Charles Goldman (Anne Kauffman) and Jennifer (Ross) Graves; adoring grandfather of Levi and Samuel Graves; dear cousin of Ann Solomon, Pamela Heman and Beryl Silver.

Arnold volunteered at SFO Airport, Peninsula Hospital and Project Open Hand. He was an active member of the Burlingame Art Society.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma. Donations to Peninsula Temple Sholom, Pathways Hospice, or a charity of your choice.

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Dr. Laenu Adelilah Greenberg Karp

June 1, 1928–Oct. 14, 2012

In Palo Alto at age 84 after a long illness. Beloved wife of Dr. Ira Lawrence Karp for 57 years; loving mother of Rabbi R. Reuel Karpov, Ph.D., and Yonah Karp (Harold Bobroff); adoring grandmother of Hannah Ruth Karp Bobroff, Abraham Raphael Karp Bobroff, and Nora Rayna Karp Bobroff; dear sister of the late Shelma Greenberg Angel, of Arcadia, California, and the late Frederick Raymond Greenberg, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Laenu Karp was originally from Minneapolis, MN. She was a lifelong learner, earning a Ph.D. in education and two masters’ degrees through her lifetime. Her professorships included stints at Tuskegee Institute and University of Kentucky, and she was also a technical writer of computing documentation through the 1980s. She was also a lover of Judaism, having lived in Israel in the early 1950s, teaching English on a kibbutz and leading choirs at that time. She spoke fluent Hebrew and taught many students both Hebrew and trope. A lifelong musician as well, she was a composer, conductor and played every instrument in the orchestra.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA. She is buried near her parents, Esther Bernice Greenberg and Shuey Isadore Greenberg, and sister Shelma Greenberg Angel.

Memorial donations to Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto, CA preferred. Inquiries and memories to

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Lillian Nowack Sher

Lillian Nowack Sher, in San Francisco on October 22 at age 101. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Nowack; loving mother of Ruth (Arnold) Kaufman and Emily (Gerald) Gardner; adored grandmother of Amy (Kyle) Brown, Eric (Nancy) Kaufman-Cohen, Seth (Jill) Gardner, Alyson (Robert) Kiesel and Jonathan (Kelly) Gardner; loving special Bubby of 15.

Lillian was a longtime member of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto and Hadassah.

Funeral services were held at Skylawn Memorial Park, Gan Hazikaron, San Mateo. The family prefers donations to the Jewish Home.

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Fred Tannenbaum

Fred Tannenbaum, 86, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. He was born November 28, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah, served in the Navy at the end of World War II and received a BS from the University of Utah in 1949.

Fred was a pillar of the Salt Lake Jewish community. He was one of the founders of the Salt Lake Jewish Community Center and a visionary in creating Congregation Kol Ami as a place for Jews of diverse backgrounds. He was a strong supporter of Israel, of interfaith dialogue and of progressive values.

He was a family man — a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, great-uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene, son Martin, son-in-law Alex Ingersoll, his granddaughters Sara Rose, Marissa, Alexa and Katie, his sister Francine Raphael and many family members and close friends. His son, Larry, predeceased him in 2008.

Fred was also a builder. He helped establish two commercial construction supply firms — Associated Specialties and Steel Encounters. During his 60 years in business, Fred and his firms helped create many of Utah’s foremost buildings and complexes. He retired as Chairman of the Board of Steel Encounters at age 82.

Funeral services were held in Salt Lake City on Friday, October 5, 2012.

Donations can be made in Fred’s honor to the Utah Jewish Endowment Trust, 257 East 200 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.


In Memorium

Samuel Robert Silver

Samuel Robert Silver was born in San Francisco. He and his sister Ruth grew up in a warm and loving home.

Samuel’s father Aaron was renowned for his kindness and devotion to his family, while his mother Regina would go to Ruth and Samuel’s school every day to bring them hot soup for lunch.

Ruth and Samuel appeared briefly with a group of children in a scene in the classic silent film “Greed.”

Samuel was a child prodigy who became a champion debater at Lowell High School. He went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors with a degree in Economics. He briefly attended Stanford University’s business school, but had to withdraw to support his family when his father became ill. (He later earned a Master’s degree at the George Washington University.)

Samuel moved to Washington, D.C., in 1954 and spent his career working for the federal government, most notably for the Small Business Administration.

In Washington, he met Phoebe Rose Korn, and they fell in love. They married on Valentine’s Day 1966, on a sunny day between two blizzards. The couple moved to Northern Virginia and welcomed a son, Stephen Aaron Silver, in 1969. A daughter, Sharon Michele Robyn Silver, died shortly after her birth in 1972. In 1984, the Silvers moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Phoebe and Samuel were happily married and in love until Sam passed away on October 24, 1992, at home in Concord, California.

Samuel was a loving, doting and devoted husband and dad. He was brilliant, generous and had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling with his family, including annual summer trips to Ocean City, Maryland. He loved watching football and was a loyal Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers fan, with a remarkable gift for predicting when his team would make an interception. He excelled at trivia and always completed the daily newspaper’s crossword puzzle in ink, flawlessly. He also had pets including a parakeet named Pretty Bird and a dog named Freckles.

Samuel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruchel (Gdanska) and Naphtali Zilberberg, and Pearl (Kantof) and Hersz Izaak Szczeciner; parents, Regina (Stetiner) and Aaron Silver; and daughter, Sharon. He was survived by his wife of 26 years, Phoebe, who subsequently passed away on September 4, 2011, and by his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Joe Starr, who died in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Samuel is lovingly remembered by his son, Stephen, and lovingly thought of by Stephen’s wife, Shoshana, and by Shoshana and Stephen’s children, Samuel Jared Silver (“Sammy”) and Sophie Jerusha Rose Silver.

Contributions in Samuel’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.