Deaths

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Aubrey “Bob” Broudy Devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and a good man, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the age of 81. After serving his country in WWII, Bob completed his education at the University of California, Berkeley. Bob fell in love with Berkeley and made it his home, established his career as a realtor, and met the love of his life, his wife Thalia. They are a blended family, three daughters from his first marriage to Doris and three daughters with Thalia. His family was the focus and joy of his life and were the recipients of his great compassion, generosity, and huge heart. After thirty years, Thalia, grateful for having been his wife, will find solace in all the wonderful memories of their time together. Donations in his memory may be made to Hadassah, c/o Janet Fischer, 609 Vistamont Ave., Berkeley, 94708.

Elsa Sarah Lerner in San Francisco on Feb. 8, 2006. Dearly beloved wife of Glenn Lerner; loving mother of Jennifer Segal and Carin Salter and mother-in-law of Justin Segal and Andrew Salter. Beloved daughter of Greta and the late Berek Winter and sister of Schirley and her husband Naftali Zisman. Loving aunt of Isaac and Benjamin Zisman. Elsa was a scientist, accomplished businesswoman and lover of nature and the ocean. She was a uniquely dynamic person who was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. Services were at Temple Emanu-El, Lake Street at Arguelo Boulevard in San Francisco with interment at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park on El Camino Real in Colma. Donations may be sent to the Melanoma Research Institute at the Northern California Melanoma Center of St. Francis Hospital, 900 Hyde St., S.F., CA 94109 are preferred.

Anna Pomeranc in San Francisco on Dec. 6, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Harold Pomeranc; loving mother of the late Susan Dove of Salinas, Calif., and Moshe Pomeranc of Ofra, Israel. Grandmother of 8, and great grandmother of 5. Anna was born to a prominent Hassidic Family, the Werdigers in Lodz, Poland, in 1917. Both Anna and Harold were Holocaust survivors who arrived in San Francisco in 1948 after spending time in Displaced persons camps in Germany. They quickly established themselves as Harold worked as a printer for the San Francisco Examiner. They started a grocery store in the Sunset district with both working and then later owned Harold’s Smoke shop on New Montgomery Street. Anna was known by many as the Queen of New Montgomery Street for her friendliness. When Harold fell ill, Anna cared for him in their house for ten years until his death in 1980. Anna was a member of Congregation Adath Israel for over 30 years and one of their more colorful members. She was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and although there was a huge difference in age and culture she knew how to communicate and provide advice and had a great relationship with them. She had many numerous friends of all ages and was renowned for her cooking, particularly her sponge cakes and cholent. She was also known for her crocheting of Afghan blankets in the school colors of her grandchildren’s colleges. She is truly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her both in San Francisco and in Israel. Anna was buried at the Eternal Home cemetery next to her husband. The unveiling will take place in the summer.

Eva Robinson in San Francisco on Feb. 6, 2006 at age 101. Beloved wife of the late Louis Robinson; loving mother of Joan Simon, LaVerne Winetraub and Phyllis Goldbeck; devoted grandmother of Robert and Richard Simon, Lin Winetraub, Karen Griggi and Jeff Goldbeck and the late Debbi Winetraub; and great grandmother of Daniel and Michelle Griggi, and Megan Goldbeck; loved sister of Hillie Blumenthal and the late Ben, Ernest, Morris and Harry Blumenthal; loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park Chapel, Colma. Contributions to the Jewish Home or charity of your choice preferred.

Kurt H. Schweizer in Foster City, Feb. 5, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Eva Schweizer and of Barbara Lou Cohen-Schweizer. Loving father of Michael Schweizer (Susan Caston) and Eileen Hickman. Devoted grandfather of Elizabeth Eva Schweizer and Sierra Eva Hickman. Dear brother of Benjamin Schweizer (Ann) and uncle of Caren and Deborah Schweizer and Karla Lang. A long-time Mason and current Chaplain of Asiya Shrine Center. He will be sorely missed. Funeral services and interment were held at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ruth Wolff on Feb. 8, at 95 years old. Loving mother of Irvin Wolff and Maxine Schur. Beloved wife for than 50 years of Theodore Wolff. Devoted grandmother to Aaron, Ethan, Sandra, Edgar, Shoshana and Myra.

Jenni Thompson passed peacefully in San Francisco on Feb. 9, 2006 at the age of 82 after a battle with cancer. Beloved wife to the late Walter G. Thompson; loving mother of Warren and Ken (Ava) Thompson; adored grandmother of Jennifer and Kylie Thompson and step grandmother of Justin and Samantha Balaron; beloved sister of Trude (Herman) Meyer; dear aunt, cousin and friend to many. Jenni was a Holocaust survivor and her warmth and affection provided support and strength to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Gravesite services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery on El Camino Real in Colma. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112 or to the charity of your choice.