Deaths

Jeanette Louise Kossen passed away peacefully on September 1, 2015. She was 99. Jenny was married to Sydney Kossen for 69 years. Together, they had two children, Barbara Margolis (Dr. Lawrence) and Michael Kossen (Barbara); two grandchildren, Michelle Ebersman (David) and Jason Margolis (Amy); and five great-grandchildren, Sam, Max and Theo Ebersman, and Charley and Haley Margolis. Jenny was the daughter of Martha and Samuel Lubliner, and sister of the late Leslie Lubliner.

Jenny loved San Francisco and was extremely proud to be born and raised in the city, spending most of her adult life in the Outer Sunset. She attended Lowell High School and U.C. Berkeley. Jenny took the ferry to college as the Bay Bridge was being built. After college, Jenny became a teacher in Tracy, then returned to San Francisco and taught at Hillcrest Elementary and Frank McCoppin in the Inner Richmond, where she had attended grade school. She also taught Jewish Sunday school — one of her students was a young Dianne Feinstein.

Jenny raised her two young children while Syd served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific. Syd eventually became the political editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Jenny loved talking politics, going to political events with Syd, and especially their time in Washington when Syd was a member of the White House Press Corps. Besides politics, Jenny loved cats and had an especially beloved one named Henry, who was orange. Jenny talked about Henry as long as she was able.

Jenny and Syd retired to Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, where they played golf every morning. She spent her last years at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville. She will be laid to rest at the Home of Peace in Colma next to Syd, who passed away in 2009. The family is holding private services. Donations in Jenny’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

Harry Loew passed away early Shabbat morning, September 5, after a long and courageous four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He faced his illness with dignity and humor and was grateful for the chance to say goodbye to family and dear friends during his 57 days in hospice.

Harry is survived by his devoted wife, Carol; loving children, Stacey Loew, Sheila Labrum, Craig Sosnick and Joel Sosnick; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and his cherished poodle, Mocha. Contributions in his memory are suggested to Mosaic Law Congregation, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825 or to the Sacramento Jewish Federation, 2130 21st St., Sacramento, CA 95818.

Beatrice “Bea” Joyce Nye, née Leson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5 at age 93. She was born in Oakland, California, to Minnie (Berman) and Meyer Leson. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Jean “Jeannie” Pearlstein (Don Greenlee); four grandchildren, Howard S. Spunt, Lori A. Geisert (Mark), Diane O. Ensey (John) and Nathan Pearlstein Greenlee; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Haimson (Ed), and her niece Deborah Schreibstein (Len), as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Memorial services and burial were held September 10 at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma.

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Alexis Hilary Persyko passed away surrounded by family and friends at her home in Marina del Rey of colon cancer at the age of 38, Thursday, August 27. She is survived by her beloved wife, Nancy Tate; her parents, Luita and Art; her brother, David; and many loving friends and family members. She was a devoted and loyal friend who would go to any lengths to support and advocate for those she cared about. She was a gentle, kind and radiant spirit who recognized and acknowledged the uniqueness of each person who was lucky enough to meet her.

Alexis was a much admired and respected awards consultant at Paramount, Disney and Sony Pictures, where she met her wife, Nancy. She was intelligent, creative, hardworking and passionate about her life and her profession. Alexis sought out and brought joy into her life and the lives of those around her. We will all miss her amazing smile, her wisdom and her loving, generous spirit. She was the true embodiment of loving-kindness.

Alexis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 6, 1976. She was raised in Noe Valley and lived in San Francisco until her move to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles 10 years ago. She was a great adventurer and hiker who truly loved both her home city and her adopted city and embraced and shared their charms with friends and family. She was our enthusiastic, loving and patient guide.

Alexis inspired everyone around her to emulate her sincere daily practice of finding the good in every human being and promoting positivity and joy.

Beloved cousin Susan Wendy Vex, 67, died suddenly July 25 in Las Vegas. Her parents were Abraham and Pauline Shindel. She is survived by her loving husband and daughter, Robert and Emelie Vex Wade.

At 6, Susan was a piano prodigy who attended Juilliard School in NYC. At Queens College NYC she received a B.A. in Education/Sociology and an M.S. in Statistics. Her thesis focused on alcoholism in the Orthodox Jewish community. Throughout her life, Susan performed piano concerts and sang nationally and internationally. From 1987 to 1998, while in Sweden, Susan owned a production company and ran a camp for children of alcoholics. In 1998 she arrived in Las Vegas with husband, Robert Vex, and taught at Milton Schwartz Academy and Adelson Education Campus. She remains unforgettable to students, friends and family. Zichrono l’vracha!

 

in memoriam


Phoebe Rose Silver

September 22, 1937–September 4, 2011

Beloved wife of Samuel Robert Silver; mother of Stephen Aaron Silver and mother-in-law of Shoshana Silver; daughter of Sophie and Philip Korn; and grandmother of Samuel Jared “Sammy” Silver and Sophie Jerusha Rose Silver. Remembered with love.