Deaths

Frances Plansky on Dec. 12, 2005. In addition to her many survivors, Frances is also survived by her twin brother, Manny Kuby.

Gertrude Pollow Ravitz in Danville on Dec. 14, 2005. Gertrude was raised in Philadelphia, Pa., after retirement she and her husband moved to Ventnor, N.J., and in 1999 moved to Walnut Creek. Loving wife of the late Edward Ravitz; devoted mother of Judy (Ron) Smith of Danville and Richard (Rayna) Ravitz of Walnut Creek; sister of David (Pearl) Pollow of Memphis, Tenn. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 24 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506 or Congregation B’nai Tikvah.

Bertha Robbins San Francisco, on Dec. 17, 2005 at age 92. Wife of the late William Robbins. Mother of Roberta and Leonard Robbins. Mother-in-law of Robert Soleway and Ellen Robbins. Grandmother of Jessica Flinders, Joshua Nagler, Danial and Rachel Robbins. Great-grandmother of Christina and Abraham Flinders and Gabriella Robbins. A gifted teacher and lifetime member of Hadassah. Services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel. Contributions to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., S.F., CA 94112.

Wayne G. Snow 59 years old, of Tiburon, Calif., passed away on Dec. 15, 2005. Loving and beloved husband of Karen, father of Sarah and Laurie, son of Shirley and the late Gene Snow, brother of Darryl, son-in-law of Charles Popell. After many years in the field of consumer finance, Wayne chose to stay at home in order to raise his twin daughters. He was a loving and devoted father and often referred to these child-rearing years as a privilege and an honor. Wayne was also a caring and attentive son, traveling weekly to visit his mother in Santa Rosa. He made people laugh and was well known for his cameo performances in the Tiburon Theatre Troupe. Wayne served his community as a member of the Planning Commission and the Design Review Board in the town of Tiburon. Wayne was the consummate volunteer for numerous organizations including Congregation Kol Shofar, the Reed Unified School District, Redwood High School and the Environmental Forum. He was a consumer advocate and a fair-minded negotiator. Wayne’s compassion for people was primary. He was a beloved friend and role model to all he met. He gave selflessly of his time and his energy and could always be counted on. Wayne’s brownies became legendary as the best in the County of Marin. You will always be in our hearts. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1:30 p.m., at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone (301) 496-5803, or Hospice of Marin, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939, Phone (415) 927-2273.