Deaths

Julio Bergerman
March 3, 1925–Sept. 29, 2013
With deep sadness we announce the passing of Julio with his family by his side. Born in Poland, son of Moises and Ita Bergerman. He, his two sisters and parents immigrated to Bolivia in 1938.
In 1946 Julio came to S.F. to study at U.C. Berkeley, where he graduated in biochemistry. Later, he got his master’s at S.F. State University. Julio had many articles published in scientific journals for methods he
invented.
Julio met his wife, Bea, in Betar in S.F., and we were married for 62 happy years. Together, we had three lovely daughters, Edna, Michal Rachel and Danyel.
Julio was active in Betar in his youth and a great admirer of Zev Jabotinsky. He also was a member of AIPAC and ADL. He’ll be greatly missed by all, especially by his family.
Contributions in Julio’s memory can be made to AIPAC, Chabad or World Jewish Congress.

Corinne Goldman
Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Corinne Goldman of San Francisco, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 30 in San Francisco.
Corinne was born Dec. 22, 1926 in San Francisco. Born and raised in San Francisco, Corinne graduated from George Washington High School and attended College of the Pacific. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Walter Goldman. She is survived by her daughter Susan Goldman; son David Goldman (Leslie); grandchildren Lisa, Andrew (Meghan), William and Michael; and great-grandchildren Mateo, Sophie and John. A private family service has been held.
Sinai Memorial Chapel (Redwood City, 650-369-3636)

Sylvan Heumann
Sylvan Heumann, born in San Francisco in 1925, died peacefully on Oct. 2, 2013.
Syl led a long and full life. He could relate to anyone, regardless of their age or station in life. He was known for his endless curiosity and appetite for learning. He was beloved by so many people he touched during his long life, from the “sewing girls” in his furniture factory to his friends at numerous marinas, to all his pals at the Sky Kitchen at San Carlos Airport, where he held court and provided tech support to anyone who needed it.
Syl was a renaissance man, with diverse interests ranging from sailing to flying to astronomy to making things to all kinds of technology. Among his many accomplishments, he started the Northern California chapter of Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM), he served on the ACLU board for eight years and published articles in Scientific American, Sky & Telescope and Experimental Aircraft Association magazines.
Syl leaves behind a family he dearly loved: Midge, his devoted wife of 63 years, his brother, Jay, daughters Laurie May (Larry) and Wendy Heumann, son Greg (Inés). He was incredibly proud of his three grandchildren, Jessica May Gold, Aaron May and Andrew Heumann, each of whom was inspired and encouraged by their grandfather in different ways.
Syl had a fantastic sense of humor that he called on even during his last difficult years, regaling anyone who would listen with his jokes and Yiddish expressions.
At Syl’s request, no services will be held. Contributions may be made to the ACLU or the New Israel Fund.

Lori Ellen Sebrell
Sept. 12, 1959–Oct. 4, 2013
Passed peacefully in Roseville on Oct. 4, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
Devoted wife of Roy Sebrell. Loving mother of David Sebrell. Dear sister of Craig DeLue and Carol La Perle. Cherished daughter of Judith DeLue and the late Dean DeLue. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 8, 2013 at Hills of Eternity Cemetery in Colma, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National MS Society, Attn: Tributes & Memorials, 1700 Owens St., Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158 (415) 230-6652.
Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home, (650) 343-1804, www.ssofunerals.com.

Ilse Helen Stern
Ilse Helen Stern, born Ilse Slesinger, Feb. 2, 1924, in Germany. Survived Nazi Germany and escaped the Soviet capture of East Germany only to immigrate to New York by herself in 1946. Later she came to San Francisco with her sister and best friend, Marianne Shine, and brother-in-law Herman Shine.
In San Francisco, she met and married Eric Stern. Together they raised two sons, Ron and Dennis, in San Francisco’s Sunset District while running a delicatessen in the Mission District. She lost her husband in 1989, her son Ron in 2004 and her daughter-in-law Kelly in 2009. She enjoyed writing poetry, walking, playing bridge, cooking, baking and gardening.
She is survived by her sister Marianne Shine and brother-in-law Herman Shine; grandchildren Roxanne, Elliot, Casey (husband Ben) and Tess (husband Thomas); and her great-grandchildren Jack and Samantha. She is also survived by her son Dennis and his wife Miriam; her sister Erica Knobler and her nieces Ora Cohen, Rena Gretz and their families in Israel.
She brought a lot of warmth and humor into all of our lives and she will be greatly missed.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma.
Sinai Memorial Chapel (Redwood City, 650-369-3636)