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Bloom, Pearl M. In Oakland, Jan. 9. Wife of Howard Bloom for 60 years. Mother of Jeanne (and Marty) Eber. Grandmother of Lauren Casparis and Lauren Eber. Sister of Robert (and Papsie) Scherman. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Trader Vic’s, 9 Anchor Drive, Emeryville. Donations to Temple Sinai, Rabbi’s discretionary fund, 2808 Summit St., Oakland, CA 94609, or to Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506.

Fleischer, Alfred J. In St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 17. Husband of the late Eva L. Fleischer. Father of Margaret S. Kaufman, Alice D. (and the late Milton) Schwartz and Alfred J. Fleischer Jr. Grandfather of Alisa, Jennifer and Richard Kaufman, all of San Francisco, and six other grandchildren. Past president of Congregation Shaare Emeth. Donations to the Micah Davis Fund, c/o Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141; the Fleischer Jewish Healing Center of St. Louis, 10950 Scheutz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, or Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post St., S.F., CA 94115.

Goldberg, Leona In Walnut Creek, Jan. 6. Age 86. Wife of the late Nick “Nussie” Goldberg. Mother of Jerry (and Gloria) Goldberg, Debra Thiel (and Thomas Close) and Renee (and Stuart) Rudorfer. Grandmother of Alysia (and Randal) Cappa, Norene Goldberg, Dan (and Suzanne) Goldberg, Spencer (and Jackie) McDonald, Nina (and Kent) Odom and Jodi (and Dan) Dowell. Great-grandmother of Aundrea and Mitchell Cappa; Logan and Claire McDonald; Kaila, Clint, Cody and Kierra Odom; and Bronson and Blake Dowell. Sister of Bert (and Arlene) Kamalman. Aunt to many. Originally from St. Paul, Minn. Along with her husband, was a founding member of Congregation Ner Tamid, where she also served as Sisterhood president. Former president of Northern California branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Recent congregant at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek. Active member and volunteer for Chevra Chai at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center. Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F., with interment following at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. Donations to the charity of your choice.

Magner, Grant Jay In San Francisco, Jan. 7, after battling a terminal illness. Son of Louise and Toby Magner. Brother of Mark (and Wendy) Magner. Uncle of Lee Magner. Nephew of Helene Dawson. Cousin of Marty Ross and Wendy Banan. Resident of Portland, Ore. Worked for U.S. Bank of Oregon for many years. AIDS education volunteer in Portland schools. Golfer. Services were held at Congregation Emanu-El, S.F., in the Cantor Rinder Chapel. Donations to MAITRI Residential Care for People Living with AIDS, 401 Duboce Ave., S.F., CA 94117, or Tom Steel Clinic, 655 Redwood Highway, No. 200, Mill Valley, CA 94941.

Neumark, Annette In San Francisco, Jan. 3. Wife of the late Aaron Vinkler and Sam Neumark. Mother of the late Hermine Simon and Lois Vinkler. Grandmother of Vicki Oppenheim, Rhonda Simon and Anthony Klang. Great-grandmother of Joshua and Alex Blitstein. Sister-in-law of Florence Friedman and Henry Berk. Aunt of Beverly and Dennis Travlos. Cousin of Ruth Rowell. Services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. Donations to Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F., CA 94116.