Deaths

Davis, Alice Rosenblum In San Mateo, March 17. Age 93. Wife of the late Judge David E. Davis for 44 years. Mother of Herbert “Sonny” (and Donne) Davis and the late Lee H. Davis. Grandmother of Deborah A. Davis (and Matthew Porter) and Mark J. Davis. Great-grandmother of Juliet E. Davis Porter. Sister of Gladys L. Oberlander. Companion and bridge partner of Kurt Werner for the past three years. Aunt and great-aunt to many. Born June 20, 1910, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Active bridge player, having attained the rank of senior master. Longtime member of Woman’s American ORT. Memorial services were held at Home Of Peace Cemetery Chapel, Colma. Donations to Women’s American ORT, 2107 Van Ness Ave., No. 308, S.F., CA 94109-3009.

Pechman, Mildred In Rancho Mirage, March 11. Age 83. Wife of Alexander Pechman and the late Benjamin B. Bloom. Mother of Michael (and Deborah) Bloom of Danville and Richard (and Debra) Bloom of Pacifica. Mother-in-law of Beth Bloom. Grandmother of four. Born in Columbus, Ohio. Moved to Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg during World War II. Co-founded Beth Israel Community Center, which later became the core of Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek. Co-founded a men’s lodge and women’s chapter of B’nai B’rith and a BBYO chapter. Member of Pioneer Women and Hadassah. Served as administrative manager of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. Member of Pittsburg Human Relations Commission. Elected president of B’nai B’rith Women District 4 and served as National B’nai B’rith Women vice president. Administrative manager of South Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Active with Temple Beth El/Jewish Community Center after moving to the Santa Cruz area in 1985, establishing a seniors program and interfaith community projects. Organized and staffed the Speakers’ Bureau at U.C. Santa Cruz. Received Candy Coonerty Woman of Valor Award in 2001. Involved in an interfaith program with Temple Sinai when she moved to Palm Desert in 2003. Burial at Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, with Rabbi Richard Litvak officiating. Memorial services were held at Temple Beth El, Aptos. Donations to Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA 95003.

Stern, Malka In Tel Aviv, March 10. Age 61. Wife of Yeshayahu Stern. Mother of Shiri (and Otniel) Galili and Sagi (and Idit) Zar. Twin sister of Estie (and Mark) Hudes of Albany and sister of Gideon (and Shula) Glick. Grandmother of Tuval and Stav Galili and Kfir Zar. Aunt of Guy, Ram, Nir and Assaf Glick and Gil and Dan Hudes. Retired teacher. In her youth she was the Israel champion sharpshooter with a .22-caliber rifle. Corresponding secretary of the Israel Camping Association in recent years. Burial and shiva in Tel Aviv. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Congregation Beth El, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Donations to Israel Cancer Association, 324 Royal Palm Way, No. 211, Palm Beach, FL 33480; American Cancer Society, 1700 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94617; Congregation Beth El’s New Building Fund, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley, CA 94708, or the charity of your choice.