Leon Barlas passed away peacefully at his home in Petaluma, Dec. 5 at the age of 91. Devoted and loving husband for 56 years of the late Ann Barlas. Loving companion of Irma Glazer. Loving father of Dr. Shelley Barlas Nagel (and Dr. Michael Nagel) and Marshall Barlas (and Carole); grandfather of Mark Nagel (and Debra), Mitch Barlas, and Kerry Schwartzman (and Eric); great-grandfather of Drew Schwartzman. Devoted brother of Bette Kiser and Izzy Barlas, and the late Rose Rush, Nettie Marcus and Himmie Barlas. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He lived on the same country road in Petaluma for 88 years. Until his retirement at age 83, he was the owner of Barlas Feed Company in Petaluma and a poultry rancher. Since its inception in 1925, he was a member of the Petaluma Jewish Community Center (now Congregation B’nai Israel). Burial was held at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Petaluma, Rabbi Ted Feldman officiating. Donations may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel, 740 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952 or Hadassah, 740 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952.

Sidney “Sid” Brandt, 82, of Henderson, Nev., passed away Jan. 5, 2006. He was born May 17, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Frank and Lillian Brandt and was a longtime resident of Piedmont, Calif. Sid was a World War II veteran trained in combat military intelligence and saw action in the Pacific Theater. After the war Sid began working his way up the business ladder while attending Temple University at night. His strong family values and discipline contributed to his success in business. Sid had a long career as a top executive in major corporations including Vice President and General Manager of MGM Records and President of one of Bell & Howell’s west coast operations. Retirement brought years of continued enjoyment in travel. Sid became an avid boater and was a member of the United States Power Squadron and the Encinal Yacht Club. He distinguished himself by winning the “Broken Prop” award three times for his creative boating mishaps. All who traveled and toured with Sid were touched by his keen sense of humor, unparalleled ability to tell a story, and his love and celebration of life. Sid was a longtime member of Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif., active in Valley Outreach Synagogue in Henderson, Nev., and also a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs New York chapter. He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years Ann Brandt; sons Larry Brandt of Jerusalem, Israel, and David Brandt of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; daughters Linda Rosen (Gary) of Davie, Fla., Donna Duarte (Manuel) of El Cajon, Calif., and Susan Brandt (Jeff Steed) of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five much-adored grandchildren: Rachel, Aaron, Marla, Jared, and Amanda; and his brother Melvin Brandt of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Jack H. Glazer, 88 years. Resident of Redwood City, Calif. Formally of San Francisco, passed away Dec. 24th, 2005. He was a retired pharmacist. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for four years during World War II. He is survived by his devoted wife, Bernice, who was the “love of his life” for 61 years, daughter Marjorie (Miriam) Glazer of Mountain View, Calif., son Paul S. Glazer and daughter in law Dirce of San Bruno, Calif., a niece Sara Rose Leyton of Westport, Conn. Private burial.

Helen Levin, formerly of San Francisco, passed away on Dec. 21, 2005, at Kaiser Hospital after a short illness. Helen was born and raised in San Francisco, Calif., and moved to Newark, Calif., 9 years ago. Loving wife of the late Irving “Doc” Levin for 44 years. Devoted mother of Ted Levin, Susie and Gary Fishtrom, Ann and Jon Bass, Laurie and Jim Renault and Debbie and Al Rizotto. Beloved grandmother of Daniel and Lisa Fishtrom, Rebecca Fishtrom, Robert and Denise Fishtrom, Scott and Melissa Bass, Keri and Mike Brewer, Kristy Hein, Tom and Dianne Renault, Tim Renault, Tara Renault, Angela Rizotto, Joey and Kristi Rizotto, Stuart Levin, Mindy and Phil Flick and the late Christopher Lee Fishtrom. Adored great-grandmother of 16. Helen was a lifetime member of Eastern Star Lodge. Private services were held.

Gloria Lipschultz in San Francisco, Jan. 3, 2006, at age 74 from long-term complications from diabetes. Beloved wife of the late Irving Lipschultz; beloved daughter of the late Theodore D. Kessler and Ida Breit Kessler. Beloved sister of the late Norman A. Kessler; beloved mother of David Joseph Lipschultz of San Francisco; loving niece of Emanuel Kessler and Gladys Kessler of New York; beloved cousin of Gary Goddard and the late Michael Goddard; beloved sister-in-law to Betty Guy, the late Boris Schulz, and the late George Schulz. Many friends and relatives, both in the Bay Area and on the East Coast, will dearly miss Gloria. A San Francisco native, lived in Belvedere since 1958 where she dedicated most of her adult life to charity and non-profit volunteer work until her health declined. Funeral services were held Friday at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St., at Geary. Contributions may be made to Vine Village, 4059 Old Sonoma Road, Napa, CA 94559, or a diabetic cause or your favorite charity.

Nora Meyer in San Francisco on Jan. 8, 2006, at the age of 100. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Meyer; loving sister of the late Edith Valdi; and longtime special friend of Greta Stuehler and her family. Services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery, 1051 El Camino Real in Colma. Contributions in Nora’s memory may be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., S.F., CA 94112.

Barbara R. Selin, (nee Packman) born 11/21/31 in Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on 1/5/06, after a long battle with cancer. Barbara (Bobbie) is survived by Roland, her husband of 26 years, her sons Steven Goldenberg and Richard (and Susie) Goldenberg, Roland’s children, eight adored grandchildren, and her loving niece and nephew, and their families.