Deaths

Fishtrom, Chris In Redding, Feb. 4, killed in a motorcycle accident. Husband of Rebecca Fishtrom. Father of Benjamin Fishtrom. Son of Susie and Gary Fishtrom. Brother of Danny and Robert Fishtrom. Grandson of Helen Levin and Eleanor Fishtrom. Uncle, nephew and cousin to many. Services were held at Calvary Church, Redding. Interment at Whiskeytown Cemetery. Donations to Chris Fishtrom memorial account, c/o Rebecca Fishtrom, North Valley Bank, 4715 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019.

Kuriloff, Effie Hannah At home in San Francisco, Feb. 26, of breast cancer. Age 73. Mother of Nomi and Daria Schwarzschild. Daughter of the late Nora and Morris Kuriloff. Sister of Aaron Kuriloff. Former wife of Bert Shimon Schwarzschild. Aunt and cousin to many. Born May 31, 1931, in Brooklyn. Received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in early childhood education from Bank Street College of Education in New York. Director of Rocky Mountain Nursery School for more than 35 years. Parent and child educator. Environmental and community activist. Artist. Received awards for her role in the cooperative parent participation nursery school movement. A video documentary of her work, “The Tricycle Solution,” was recently produced and distributed, and another is in process. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon St., S.F.

May, Esfir “Fira” In San Francisco, Jan. 7. Age 90. Wife of Leo B. May for 62 years. Mother of Ruth May Maginnis (and William Maginnis), Nadine May (and Enrique M. Tevar) and the late Naomi May Strauss. Grandmother of Sarah K. Maginnis (and Dennis Willis). Sister of John (and Aimee) Levin. Aunt of David Levin (and Ruth Auerbach). Great aunt of Matthew Levin. Friend of Tania Labutin. Born and educated in Harbin, China. Came to United States to attend U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Worked in childcare for many years. After her retirement, worked as a volunteer translator at Mt. Zion Hospital. Active member of Far Eastern Society of San Francisco. Private services were held. Donations to International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 5058, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9874; Amnesty International, P.O. Box 96756, Washington, DC 20090-6756; or Oxfam America, 26 West St., Boston, MA 02111-1206.

Navon, Emmanuel In Walnut Creek, Jan. 30. Age 109. Father of Monique (and Stanley) Schonberger and Daniel Navon. Grandfather of Steven and Robert Schonberger. Great-grandfather of Alex and Ella-Rose Schonberger. Uncle of Anita Navon. Friend of Charlotte Amato, who provided care for him during his last years. Born in Constantinople, Turkey. Moved to Paris in the 1920s and established his own business. Survived World War II in occupied France. Moved to California in 1956 and opened the Paris Art Gallery in San Francisco. Retired to Rossmoor at age 90. At his request, no memorial services were held.

Silver, Ida In San Rafael, Feb. 12. Age 98. Wife of the late Abraham Silver. Mother of Phyllis (and Harold) Levin and William (and Cece) Silver. Grandmother of Alan and Adrienne Levin and Marlo Silver. Great-grandmother of Julian Levin Booth. Born in 1905 in Russia. Family settled in Portland, Ore., in 1907. Funeral services were held at Neveh Zedek Cemetery in Portland.

Sweet, Annette Rhoda In Walnut Creek, Feb. 29. Age 89. Wife of the late Gordon Sweet. Mother of Rodney (and Helen) Sweet and Barry (and Raleigh) Sweet. Grandmother of Michael (and Debra) Sweet, Sam (and Aurora) Sweet, Corrie (and David) Mann and Jason Sweet. Great-grandmother of Adina Nicole Sweet. Sister-in-law of Laura (and Luba) Levy. Sister of the late Aaron Levy. Native of New York. Raised her children in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Madison, Wis., before moving to Northern California in the early 1970s. Social worker. Active in Brandeis Women, Hadassah and other Jewish philanthropic organizations. Private services were held. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to Hadassah, 50 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019-2500; Brandeis Women, 956 Redmond Ave., San Jose, CA 95120 or to Congregation B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.