Rhoda Luft Pechner passed away peacefully March 30, 2006 at her home in San Rafael at age 82. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 14, 1923 to David and Edna Cohen Luft, she moved to Marin in 1946. Beloved wife of the late Fred M. Pechner is survived by brother William Luft; sons Michael D. Pechner, Richard L. Pechner and Stanley B. Pechner: grandchildren Madeleine C. Pechner, Benjamin L. Pechner, Sofi R. Pechner, Jessica E. Pechner and Toby J. Pechner. Rhoda was an active member of Congregation Rodef Sholom in Marin since its inception, served as a Par-Rabbinic for the Congregation, a Lifetime member of Hadassah, served on the Marin County Grand Jury, and worked as a nurse at Marin General Hospital for over 30 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and a passionate Giants and 49er fan. Rhoda’s sense of humor will be missed by all. Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel and interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno. Donations may be made in Rhoda’s name to Hospice of Marin, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.

Barbara Jean Rosenberg passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2006 surrounded by her family and friends. Beloved wife of Ron for 47 years, devoted mother of Alan Rosenberg and his wife Sue of Danville and Scott Rosenberg and his wife Dominique of San Rafael; cherished grandmother of Katie, Aaron and Bianca. She is also survived by her adoring soul sisters, Angie Kurtzman, Adrienne Swedlove, Sue Broad, Libby Hertz and Cathy Kobel. Born to Jack and Etta Harris of England, Barbara was a native San Franciscan and a resident of the East Bay for the past 47 years. She and her husband Ron worked side-by-side for four decades building a successful business which enabled them to enjoy their retirement years traveling the world, touching all seven continents many times. She had a passion for theatre, fine dining, a strong love for Hawaii and considered Lake Tahoe her second home, where she enjoyed boating in the summer, skiing in the winter and cocktail hour with friends by the lake. Barbara was there whenever someone was in need; she touched many lives with her kind heart and generous spirit. She was involved in many charities including City of Hope and the League to Save Lake Tahoe. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be may be made to The One Community Fund, c/o the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506.

Jack Marvin Weinstein in Oakland on April 3, 2006 at 80 years of age. A native of Spokane, Wash.; living in Oakland and Hayward for over 50 years. A Teacher, Coach and Administrator in the Hayward Unified School District, he served in the US Navy during WWII, a member of Rotary, Temple Sinai, the Association of California School Administrators, the Alameda County Personnel Commission, and the Kaiser Permanente Ethics Committee. An avid golfer and poker player, he loved horse racing and especially the Oakland Raiders. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Natalie, daughters Susan Weinstein, Jo Anne Bressick and Julie Stern; son Jack L. Weinstein and sisters Maryann Fenster and Selene Hoffman and eight grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, April 7 at Home of Eternity Cemetery at 12:00 PM, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Sinai General Fund or Facing History and Ourselves: Institute Scholarship Fund (in memory of Jack M. Weinstein), 24301 Southland Drive, Suite 318, Hayward, CA 94545.