Deaths

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Sylvia Helene Bineman in Belmont on August 8, 2006 at age 93. Beloved wife of the late Sol Bineman, D.D.S.; loving mother of Maxine (Dr. Norman) Plotkin and the late Donna Jackson-Fulton. Adored grandmother of Kimberli Jackson, Sean (Tracy) Jackson, Jeff Plotkin, Denise Fulton and Suzy (Brian) Young; great grandmother; sister of the late Preston Hartman; and aunt. San Francisco and long time active member of the NCJW Drama Group. Private family services. Contributions to the Jewish Home or Hebrew Free Loan, preferred.

Mrs. Emma S. Raider a native of Warsaw, Poland, raised in Istanbul, Turkey, moved to the United States in 1926, and a resident of Mobile, AL since 1950, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Louis Raider; her daughter, Paula Raider Olichney and her brother, Jack Silberstein. Survivors include her daughter, Lynne D. Raider of San Francisco, CA; her son, David B. (Robyn) Raider of Mobile, AL; two granddaughters, Melinna (Steve) Gershik of San Ramon, CA and Heather K. Raider of Mobile, AL; and two great-grandchildren, Sam and Sarah Gershik. Memorials may be made to Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 or the American Cancer Society, 900 Western America Circle, Suite 101, Mobile, AL 36609

Regina Safdie in San Francisco on Aug. 14, 2006 at age 62. Beloved sister of Edward (and Carlene) Safdie, Max Safdie and Irwin Safdie. Loving aunt of Samantha (and Matthew) Miller and Jason, Alexander and Eric Safdie. Dear great-aunt of Parker Miller. Sister-in-law of Lillian Safdie. Devoted daughter of the late Rabbi Jack Safdie and Jean Dushey Safdie. Worked in the family’s linen retail business for 37 years and established Regina Linens of San Francisco. Long time resident of San Francisco. Funeral services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, 1051 El Camino Real, Colma, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA, 30368-2454 or plant a tree in Israel.

Oscar Simon Nov. 23, 1909-Aug. 4, 2006. Oscar passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4th, 2006, as his heart simply wore out. Endeared with an inspirational sense of humor, he held court for three days in the hospital telling the staff one joke after another. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Irene. Their marriage was an inspiration to all who knew them. Born in Cleveland in 1909 to parents who had emigrated from Russia two years earlier. He moved to L.A. in 1935. There he pioneered the Dr. School’s foot care line in the State of California. In 1944, he moved his family to San Francisco to start his own company, Paramount Merchandise, which carried various sundry items for the drug store trade. The company prospered for 33 years moving from 5th Street, to Mission Street and finally headquartered in Redwood City. Over the years, dozens of youth groups and charities were supplied with gifts from Oscar’s warehouse. The Simon’s moved to Rossmoor 29 years ago. He has two sons, Michael and wife, Cindy of Danville and Maurice and wife, Judy of Raleigh, North Carolina. He has four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Toast his memory and recall his great sense of humor. Donations to the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506 or the charity of your choice.

Madeline Winter in San Mateo on August 9, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Milton Winter; loving mother of Harland and Susan Winter; cherished grandmother of Rachel, Michael and Ben; dear sister, aunt and cousin. Madeline was a native San Franciscan and a long time active member of Hadassah. Services were held at the Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, Colma. Contributions to Hadassah preferred.

Herbert Wolff, in Oakland, August 10, 2006. Born in Berlin, Germany, June 27, 1920. Beloved and devoted husband of the late Elise Wolff. Uncle of Len and Roberta Cohn, and Janet Martin. Grand uncle of Denise Cohn, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Wendy and Mark Feldman, and Mark and Marsha Strauss-Cohn. Great uncle of Sarah, Elana, Yael Cohn; Jenna, Kyla and Justin Feldman; Eitan and Harli Strauss-Cohn. Friend of Lucille Eichengreen. Herb left his native Germany in 1935 for Italy, then Kenya, then Shanghai and finally San Francisco in 1947, where he found his treasured home. He will be missed by all his loved ones and remembered for his quiet dignity, knowledge of world and family history, which he so generously shared. A family memorial service will be held. Contributions to your favorite charity.