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Deaths for the week of Jan. 26, 2018

Sheldon Jerome Friedman passed away December 19. He is survived by his sons Bruce (Joanne) and Irwin (Ellen); grandchildren Laura Mendelson (David), Michael Friedman (Betsy), David Friedman (Nicole) and Sarah Papoff (Alexander); and great-grandchildren Ella and Laina Mendelson, Maisie and Judah Friedman, and Sydney Papoff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther.

Sheldon was born in Scranton, PA in 1925. He served in the United States Army in World War II. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be remembered for his love of sports, teaching card games to his children and grandchildren, and his love of conversation. He will be forever missed by his family and many friends.
Private services were held. Donations in Sheldon’s memory may be made to the Jewish Home & Rehab Center SF.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Marian Moose Levy entered eternity surrounded with dignity and love in the presence of her children Richard, Barbara and Diane and her friend Lucrecia.

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Marian Moose Levy

Born in Oakland in 1923, Marian was the only child of Ed and Belle Moose. She had the good fortune to meet and fall in love with Robert Levy while they were both students at UC Berkeley, and they married in 1943.

Family was the key to Marian’s heart, and they delighted in raising their family in San Francisco. She absolutely adored her grandchildren Jeremy, Rosalie and Daniel Carnam, and they were a precious part of each other’s lives. Following Bob’s death in 1985, she shared a loving relationship for many years with Myer Kahn.

Marian truly embodied our Jewish values. She cared for her parents with devotion, as well as her in-laws and anyone in need. Her generous heart was always open, and she became the second mother to many of her children’s friends, each one of whom knew her genuine love and concern and remember her with great love and affection. She worked tirelessly to make our world a better place, whether through her children’s activities or as a community volunteer.

Committed to Temple Emanu-El, she was a dedicated member of the floral committee, kept the Gift Shop running, served as Sisterhood president and was instrumental in developing the lovely Bible Walk in the Golden Gate Park Arboretum. She was a proud member of the Jewish Federation and strong supporter of the JCRC.

As an energetic woman with a boundless zest for life, Marian was a force of nature who lived and loved fearlessly. Whether for a Giants game or the opera, she always dressed in style. She never hesitated to speak her mind and stood by her convictions.

Marian was blessed with a long and rich life. She embraced every bit of it, and would wish the same for all of us whom she loved so well. While we will miss her tremendously, we will never be without her. She exemplifies a life well lived.