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Stanley (Milton) Diamond Retired Colonel U.S. Army in San Francisco on Jan. 10, 2006, at age 95. A native San Franciscan. A WWII Veteran, he served on General McArthur’s staff during the occupation of Japan. He married his beloved wife Maria of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1957; loving father of Carla and Eric; dear brother of Irving Diamond and the late Jerald and Leonard Diamond; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. A well-known California political figure he was loved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd. with interment following at the Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity of your choice preferred.

Frances Sarah Fabri was born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Bekes, Hungary. She passed away in San Francisco after a brief illness on Jan. 9, 2006. Born in Hungary, Mrs. Fabri was deported to Auschwitz at age 14. She emigrated from Hungary to New York in 1957 after the collapse of the Hungarian uprising against the Soviet occupation and completed her History studies (started in Budapest) at the Hofstra College, Long Island, N.Y. She moved to San Francisco in 1972. Frances was a historian, writer and avid reader. She was a founder of the Holocaust Center of Northern California. In 1979, Frances initiated the first Holocaust oral history programs in the U.S. and precursor of the existing Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project. She trained university students to interview Holocaust survivors in expert fashion, and preserved the transcribed accounts in the Center’s archival collection. A memorial service will be held on Friday 20th, 10:30 a.m. at the Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd.

Gary Rhine June 26, 1951 – Jan. 9, 2006. Father, husband, 5th generation San Franciscan, political and Indigenous cultures rights activist, filmmaker, paramedic, and author of the politically progressive Rhino’s Blog. Gary passed away doing something he loved — flying a small plane. The plane crashed in Lancaster, Calif., on Jan. 9. His wife Irene Romero and his children Leah and Joshi, Emmy, Odessa and Jeremy, Casey, David, Demian and Corine, Brian and Brandon will miss him. His mother Sherlee Rhine and father (the late Gerard Rhine), and family members Gail, Barny, Michael, Laura, Marlee, Teri, Tabitha, Sydnee, Gerad, and Ethan mourn his passing. Award winning documentary filmmaker, Gary devoted much of his life to issues surrounding the preservation of Indigenous cultures and sacred lands. Funeral services were held at Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way in San Francisco. A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date. In lieu of flowers you may choose to honor Gary by sending a contribution to either: The Friendship House, 56 Julian Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 or Plenty USA, P.O. Box 394, Summertown, KY 38483 (Rhino/Katrina Building Fund).