Elizabeth Berg Jacobs, a proud and passionate fourth generation San Franciscan, died in San Francisco on November 28, 2005. She considered herself to be among the privileged for having been born and raised in this beautiful city where she lived for most of her life. Many of her friendships spanned nearly nine decades. At 93, she passed away quietly and peacefully at Coventry Park. Even with her severe dementia there was always her love for her children and grandchildren, her friends and caretakers who lovingly surrounded her. Elizabeth was born April 3, 1912, to the late Hilda and Albert Berg. She was the adored wife of the late George Jacobs, loving mother of Douglas Jacobs and Gail Nebenzahl and adored mother-in-law of Bernard Nebenzahl; devoted grandmother of Leanne, Deborah and David Nebenzahl; beloved sister of the late Daniel Berg, loved sister-in-law of Noyon Berg and the late Samuel Jacobs, Bernice Klaber Jacobs and Mimi Jacobs and important aunt of Steven Berg and Robin Critelli, Jonathan and Susan Berg and Laurice LeFors. Elizabeth’s first love and great pride was her family. She was a first-rate cook, and a beautiful and gracious hostess. Her early activities centered around her children in volunteer leadership positions within their schools and as a Camp Fire Girl leader. Her love of reading and travel prompted her to become a travel agent while in her late 50s. She and her beloved husband of 68 years traveled extensively in the United States and to nearly all countries of the world. Her understanding of the concepts of modern art, the colors and shapes reflected her own sense of style and color. Elizabeth was a private woman of complexity and passion who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A memorial service honoring her memory was held at Congregation Emanu-El, Arguello and Lake Streets, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates, 100 Bush Street, #650, San Francisco, 94104, Huckleberry Youth Programs, 3310 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco 94118 or charity of your choice.

Paul Levin in Daly City on Nov. 28, 2005 at age 83. Beloved husband of Edith for almost 60 years. Loving father of Daniel and Evelyn Levin of Walnut Creek; Michael Levin of Casper, WY; Barbara & Harry Lax of Ashland, OR and Steven and Pamela Levin of Casper, WY. Devoted grandfather of seven; dear brother of Max Girard of Ukiah and the late Yetta Cooper, Morris Levin and Belle Miner; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery’s Chapel, Colma with interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity of your choice preferred.

Robert Shimoff in San Francisco on Nov. 10, 2005 at age 84. Beloved husband of the late Geri Shimoff; loving father of Roger (and Lilaine) Shimoff and Kathi (and Rick) Silverman; devoted grandfather of Ali, Jesse, Brandon and Jeremy; dear and devoted brother of Marc (and Louise) Shimoff and the late Leon and Eli Shimoff, Eva Newman, Vera Kipnis and Pearl Arnold; loved brother-in-law of Ro and Al Pepper. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. A member of the George Washington High School’s Hall of Fame, he graduated U.C. Berkeley. Upon his graduation he served with General MacArthur’s Headquarters during WWII with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1949 he opened an insurance brokerage in downtown San Francisco. The firm is known as Shimoff And Associates Insurance Brokers. He was an internationally renowned cribbage champion and life member of the American Cribbage Congress. Robert was a founding member of the Jewish Youth Athletic League where he coached a basketball team for Congregation Emanu-El for 25+ years. An active member of the Concordia-Argonaut Club where he loved to meet with his friends, play cards and smoke his beloved cigars. Past Master of Lebanon-Pacific Masonic Lodge #136 F&AM. An active, devoted member of Congregation Emanu-El where he taught confirmation classes for many years. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 14th at 9:30 a.m. at Home of Peace Cemetery’s Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma. In lieu of flowers contributions to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, 2789 25th Street, Suite 2028, San Francisco, CA 94110 or charity of your choice preferred.