Celia Strauss Cain in San Francisco on Dec. 25, 2005 at age 92. Beloved wife of the late John Morgan Cain; loving mother of Fred (and Jill) Cain, Miriam Eidelweiss and Pamela Cain (and Dennis Wu); adoring grandmother of Michelle and Jennifer Cain, Josh and Jessica Sugarman and Rachael and Zoe Glas. Graveside services were held at Home Of Peace Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

Bernice Belotz passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 after a short illness. Born June 14, 1930. Survived by her loving husband, Alfred, of 55 years; their children Bruce (Lydia), Carol and Judy; sister, Gertrude Halpern and many nieces and nephews. She was a loyal and true friend to many, including her special mahjong group. Funeral services were held at the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park Chapel, Colma. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, the Cerebral Palsy Assoc., the Society for the Deaf or a charity of your choice.

Dr. Michael Finegold in San Francisco at age 73, on Dec. 22, 2005. Beloved husband of Joanie Finegold and the late Mary Lou Finegold; cherished father of Susan Finegold Calderone (and Bob Calderone), David (and Jill) Finegold, Sarah Finegold MacQuarrie (and Mark MacQuarrie), Dan Finegold, and Sherri (and Bruce) Gravier; proud grandfather of Sofia Calderone, Brandon and Nathaniel Finegold, Megan, Jaycee and Scott MacQuarrie, and Kevin Gravier; loving brother of Hyman (and Marilyn) Finegold and Susan (and Paul) Geller. Dr. Finegold was an internist for 32 years. He was a medical specialist in Internal Medicine and kidney disease. Dr. Finegold was on the Medical Ethics Board at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. He was a member of the San Francisco Medical Society and a member of the San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis. Michael was a long time member of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco and a member of Kol HaEmek in Mendocino County. He was on the Board of Directors at Congregation Beth Sholom and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Michael volunteered for Harrah Senior Center in Willits. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, 1051 El Camino Real, Colma, Calif. Following the funeral ceremony the family was at Congregation Beth Sholom at 1301 Clement St., San Francisco at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Congregation Beth Sholom, 1301 Clement St., San Francisco, 94118.

Bernard “Barney” Kolmeister of Millbrae passed away on Dec. 20, 2005 at the age of 79. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. Barney is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beverly, his daughters Deborah and Ivy, 4 grandchildren, Jenna, Erica, Ryan and Brett and his great-grandson Kealan. He was preceded in death by his son Philip and his parents Sophie and Philip. Barney was a San Francisco native with many boyhood friends he continued to see often, along with his best friend Paul Fish. He was first string on the basketball team at Polytechnic High School. He was the manager of Chandlers shoe store in Stonestown for 30 years. Barney enjoyed telling stories of serving in the armed forces during WWII and playing poker and bridge with his friends, although his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. Services were held on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Eternal Home Cemetery, 1051 El Camino Real, Colma. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to any Jewish charity or a charity of your choice.

Lydia Ramona Katz passed away on Dec. 17, 2005 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Morris A. Katz; loving mother of Beatrice Woodard, Abraham Katz, Michael Katz, George Katz and the late Rachael Bartlebaugh and Ronald Katz. Cherished grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. Services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, Colma under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F.

Irma Katalin Gottschalk known in her final years as “sweet” and “feisty,” Irma Katalin Gottschalk (nee Krausz) passed away on Jan. 1 in Danville at 96 years of age. Born in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 21, 1913, Irma was orphaned as a child and went to live with an aunt in Vienna, Austria, where she grew into a petite, red-haired, beautiful young woman and was often the “belle of the ball.” In 1939 as WWII and Hitler began to rage in Europe, Irma escaped to Shanghai. There she met her husband, Fritz Gottschalk and where their daughter, Marina was born. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1948, taking the last ship out before the fall of that city. The family lived in San Francisco for a short time before moving to Oakland. Irma worked as a sales clerk in several of the better known stores in Oakland and at the City of Paris and Liberty House Department Stores in San Francisco. She retired at age 70. A member of Retail Clerks Union 1100, she enjoyed traveling and occasional junkets to Reno and Lake Tahoe. A long time member of Temple Beth Abraham, its sisterhood and Hadassah. Irma spent her final years at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living where she was lovingly cared for by its wonderful staff. Irma was predeceased by her husband, Fritz, in 1978 and is survived by her daughter, Marina, and a niece, Ruth Fink and her family. Graveside services were held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, 94506 or Hadassah.