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Bergman, Rita Hollander In Beachwood, Ohio, Dec. 13. Age 96. Wife of the late Oscar Bergman. Mother of Wendy Bergman Kleckner (and Dr. Howard Kleckner) of Palo Alto and Peter Bergman. Grandmother of Ariel (and Durand) Ford, Jed Kleckner and Lily Bergman-Stallone. Writer, social activist and volunteer. Services were held at Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Donations to Rabbi Block’s Discretionary Fund, Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122.

Bibbero, Richard Virgil In San Rafael, Dec. 7. Age 88. Husband of the late Helen Bibbero. Father of Richard (and LaMoyne) Bibbero Jr., Joan (and Michael) Buckley and Nancy (and David) Cherney. Grandfather of five. Son of the late Sidney and Cornelia (and Herbert) Salinger. Brother of the late Donald Bibbero. Born in 1915 in San Francisco. Attended San Francisco schools. Eagle Scout in Troop 17. Received bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and master’s degree from Harvard University. Served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, earning the rank of major. Awarded the Secretary of War’s Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters for outstanding work in conduct of World War II. Married Helen Putzel of St. Louis in 1944. They lived in Washington, D.C., St. Louis and Grand Rapids, Mich., before settling in San Francisco where he started his first company, Medical Management Control. San Francisco resident for more than 30 years. In the 1980s, moved to Incline Village, Nev., with a second home in Marin County. Professional management consultant. Founded and managed Professional Management Control, Bibbero Systems, Inc., and others. Served the health-care industry for more than 50 years on various levels, receiving presidential appointments and California gubernatorial appointments. Held university appointments at Harvard University and Golden Gate University. Held numerous certifications and licenses as a business professional. Author of numerous books and articles, including “The Bibbero System of Personal Financial Control” and “The Doctor’s Hiring Manual.” Contributing editor of Medical Economics and Dental Management magazines. President and on the board of directors of National Society of Professional Business Consultants. Services were held at the Concordia-Argonaut, in San Francisco. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Hospice of Marin Foundation, 21 Tamal Vista, No. 101, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or Stanford University, Office of Development, 3256 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305.

Chartock, Leona In Redwood City, Dec. 13. Wife of the late William Chartock. Mother of Arlene Hudson and Wendy, Robin and Donald Chartock. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven. Services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, Colma, with interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Donn, Robert S. In San Francisco, Dec. 5, with his daughter by his side. Husband of the late Adele Donn for 46 years. Father of Ralph (and Marina) Donn, Nicole Donn and the late Joshua Donn. Grandfather of Joshua and Sara Harrington and Jason Donn. Brother of Joyce (and Bob) Cohen. Son of Helen Donn. Teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District for many years and a member of the teachers union and retired teachers association. Consultant for San Francisco Film Society, founding and implementing the “Schools at the Festival” program. Traveled extensively. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 28, at the Palm Room, 39 Mesa St. in the Presidio, S.F. Call (415) 661-7049 if planning to attend. Donations to San Francisco Film Society, in memory of Robert S. Donn to create an endowment for young filmmakers, 39 Mesa St., S.F., CA 94129.

Feitelberg, Allen A. In Burlingame, Dec. 12. Husband of Regina Feitelberg. Father of Phillip (and Donna) Feitelberg and Marilyn Jonah (and her fiancé, Pete Hardy). Grandfather of Carrie and John Stuart, Jeffrey Jonah, and Amy and Daniel Feitelberg. Brother-in-law of the late Dr. Joel Smietana and Jirina Smietana. Uncle and cousin. Member of Lebanon-Pacific Lodge No. 136, S.F. Bodies Scottish Rite, Islam Temple. Past director of the Islam Temple Guard. Services were held at the Hills of Eternity Cemetery Chapel, Colma. Interment followed. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94061 or Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children — Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 94817.

Klang, Manuel “Manny” In Oakland, Dec. 13 from long-term complications of Parkinson’s disease. Age 89. Husband of the late Edith Klang for over 61 years. Father of Gary Klang. Grandfather of Shannon (and Stan) Rinker, and Jason and Sarah Klang. Great-grandfather of three. Served in the army during World War II. Owned Manny’s Melons for many years in Oakland’s Jack London Square produce district. Longtime member of B’nai B’rith and Temple Sinai. Services were held at Home of Eternity Cemetery Chapel, Oakland with a reception at Temple Sinai. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland, CA 94609, or American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

Kohn, Helene L. In San Francisco, Nov. 22. Wife of Ernest Kohn for 38 years. Mother of Nancy Kohn Hsieh and Peggy Kohn. Grandmother of Noah Hurl. Mother-in-law of Mark Hsieh and Ryan Hurl. Sister of Leo Lerner. Born in Poland in 1923 and raised in south West Germany. Found refuge in 1939 in Shanghai for a few months, then employment in Manila where, after the Japanese invasion, she was interned in a camp for three years. Liberated in 1945 by U.S. paratroopers, she was nursed back to health in U.S. Army hospitals in San Francisco and Denver. New York resident for a few years before returning to the Bay Area, where she met her husband. Held management positions for I. Magnin and Harrahs before she married. Volunteer at Clarendon and Lowell high schools. Graveside services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Hospice by the Bay, 1540 Market St., S.F., CA 94102-6035, or Day Care Services, Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., S.F., CA 94112. 

Rosenthal, Laura A. In Daly City, Dec. 8. Age 77. Wife of the late Ernest L. Rosenthal. Mother of Stephen (and Ruth) Rosenthal, Bobbie Rosenthal (and Kristina Borchardt), Audrey (and Michael) Hyman and the late Sidney Rosenthal. Grandmother of Elana and Adam Rosenthal, and Joshua and Sydney Hyman. Sister of Peter Saunders. Aunt of David and Daniel Saunders. Native of Karlsruhe, Germany. Lived in England during World War II. San Francisco resident for more than 40 years. Active in many Jewish service organizations. Charter president of Golden Gate Chapter, Jewish Women International (formerly B’nai B’rith Women). Her longtime interest was the JWI Residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed children in Jerusalem, where she helped raise funds. Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F. Donations to JWI Residential Treatment Center, c/o Ms. Lori Weinstein, executive director, JWI, 2000 M. St., N.W. Suite 720, Washington, D.C. 20036, or Visiting Nurses and Hospice of S.F., c/o California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 45234, S.F., CA 94145-0234 or to the charity of your choice.

Rubenstein, Freda In Danville, Nov. 26. Wife of the late Maurice Rubenstein. Mother of Suzy Locke Cohen (and Marvin Cohen) and Doris Rubenstein. Sister of Martin Glassman. Step-grandmother of Mark Cohen and Susan (and Jerry) Crumpler. Step-great-grandmother of Jake, Luke and Jessica Crumpler. Aunt and great-aunt to many. Born and raised in Philadelphia. Lived most of her life in Detroit. Services were held in Detroit. Donations to Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94705, or the art room of the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506.

Shemano, Richard In Redwood City, Dec. 9. Age 62. Husband of Dianne Shemano for 39 years. Father of Aimee Shemano (and Andrew) Krupp and Jeffrey Shemano. Grandfather of Chloe Sarah Shemano-Krupp. Oldest son of the late Rhoda and Jacob Shemano. Brother of Gary (and Julie) Shemano. Uncle of Ben, Jake, Deborah and Sophia Levin and Michael (and Deborah Wellingham) Levin. Son-in-law of Bertha Owens. Brother-in-law of Arlene and Wally Levin. Grew up in San Francisco. Student body president at Lowell High School. Graduated from USC with a B.S. in business and finance. Member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. President of the Bay Area chapter of the USC Alumni Association for many years. Captain of the golf team his senior year when the team won the Pacific Coast Conference. Began a banking career in 1963 at the Golden Gate National Bank, which was founded by his late father. In 1983 he helped form The Pacific Bank in San Francisco. After 30 years in banking he changed careers and joined The Shemano Group, a stockbrokerage firm started by his brother Gary. Served on the board of directors of the Lake Merced Country Club, where he was also 12-time golf club champion. Member of the U.S. Maccabiah Sports Golf Team. Belonged to many clubs, including The Concordia-Argonaut Club and the Bankers Club. Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F., with interment at Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma. Donations to Dr. Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Research Fund, c/o Mt. Zion Hospital, 3330 Geary Blvd., third floor west, S.F., CA 94115; Mitchel Berger, M.D. Neurological Research Fund, c/o UCSF, 400 Parnassus Ave., S.F., CA 94143, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 121 Second St., S.F., CA 94105 or to the charity of your choice.

Spinner, Louis In Redwood City, Dec. 14. Age 93. Husband of the late Vera Spinner for 65 years. Father of Shirley (and Nolan) Katz, Judy (and Bill) Miller and Jenny (and Richard) Bowen. Grandfather of Gary (and Melissa) Katz, Ron (and Jennifer) Katz, David (and Shar) Miller, Julie Pergamit, Jerry, George and Tom Miller, Cristin (and Jim) Balog, Aaron (and Tamara) Bowen, Maya and Anya Bowen. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of one. Brother of Mildred (and George) Conklin and Lenora Summerford. Member of Sons in Retirement. Championship bowler. Songwriter. Funeral services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, Colma, with interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children — Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 94817.

Tick, Milton H. In San Francisco, Dec. 9. Age 86. Husband of Joanne Tick for 40 years. “Uncle Miltie” to David (and Madonna) Lachman, Daniel (and Allyson) Lachman and Catherine Knight. Grandfather of Nathan (and Elida) Lachman and Bethany and Nicholas Lachman. Great-grandfather of Aliya Lachman. Brother of Margaret Bregman, Helen Jarkovsky and the late Evelyn Sugarman. Brother-in-law of Irving Jarkovsky, Marvin Sugarman and the late Carl Bregman. Member of Lake Merced Golf Club. World War II army veteran. Graduate of U.C. Berkeley and alumnus of Zeta Beta Tau. Services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, Colma. Donations to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., S.F., CA 94112, or to the Jewish charity of your choice.