James “Jimmy” Eldodt Blass, beloved husband, father and friend; icon of S.F. Music world. April marked the one-year anniversary of James’ death, and this April 14 would have been his 89th birthday. He passed away last year in Sagle, Idaho due to complications from a stroke, with his wife of 59 years, Pamela, and his daughter, Kristine, at his side. He was a lifelong resident of San Francisco, and was best known for his 50+ years heading his own “Jimmy Blass Orchestra” throughout the Bay Area. In addition, he was a much-loved elementary instrumental music teacher in the Oakland School District for 47 years. Jimmy is and will forever be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a rare, wonderful and precious man. Submitted in loving memory by his wife and family.

Ruby Mohr Werdesheim passed away in Walnut Creek on March 14, 2006, at the age of 91; beloved mother of Randy Sue Pollock and Rusty Pollock; devoted grandmother to Sarah Kornetsky, Leslie Klonoff, and Megan Pollock; great-grandmother of Joel and Jenny Klonoff. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in Los Angeles. She moved to Rossmoor twelve years ago to be near her children. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 19 at Hillside Mortuary in Los Angeles. Contributions may be sent to Vitas Foundation, 3675 Lennon Drive #140, Walnut Creek 94598.