Helmut C. Bates in San Francisco on Oct. 6, 2006 at age 87. Beloved husband of the late Dorit Bates; loving father of Kenneth and Dennis; devoted grandfather of Daniel, David, Jeremy and Yardena. Funeral services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. Contributions to a Jewish charity of your choice preferred.

Edna Cader Budde. Edna was born in Petaluma, California on September 28, 1914 to Morris and Mary Cader, emigrants from Lithuania and Latvia. Edna’s surviving siblings are a younger sister, Mildred Weisberg, and a younger brother, Arthur Cader.

Edna was only 16 when she entered U.C. Berkeley. While attending school, she stayed at Miss Corey’s, an elite ladies boarding facility. An avid hiker, and horseback rider, she frequented Berkeley alumni’s summer camp in Pinecrest. An experienced skier Edna spent many winter days traversing the slopes of Tahoe.

Her first job, was in San Francisco at the Pacific Stock Exchange. This was followed by stints as the chief civilian administrator for the Commanders of Air Force Bases in California and Washington.

It was here that Edna’s and Albert’s parents met. The parents, although from different backgrounds, thought their children would be the perfect couple. Albert, a Catholic came from a successful German newspaper family (Budde Publications) and Edna, a diminutive brilliant and beautiful Jewess. Their first date was attending the opening night gala at the Cow Palace in S.F. and the rest is history. They were very happily married for 43 years. Albert and Edna had two children, Alexa and David, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

After her father’s death, Edna assumed management of Cader Bros. Tallow & Soap Company, eventually developing the area into a business park at Cader Lane. A founding member of Temple Rodef Sholom, Edna was also a Past President of Sisterhood and Treasurer of National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco. In 1992 she represented S.F. Council in a trip to Israel, accompanied by her daughter. Here she met multiple dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, Defense Minister and had tea with the President’s wife. In 2003, she was recognized as “Woman of the Year” by NCJW for her work with WICS (Women in Community Service), a diverse group of women involved with helping young women get a better start at life. Edna also volunteered at Sonoma Development Center for over 20 years, starting the farm animal project for Down’s Syndrome children. A volunteer teacher of French in elementary school, 4H advisor and eventually a member of the Novato Historical Society, Edna loved helping others.

She prided herself on her gym membership until just a few months before her passing.

Edna lived life to the fullest, and will be greatly missed by her family and all who were touched by her energy.

Donations can be made in the name of Edna Budde to her favorite NCJW program, WICS Pacific West Youth Scholarships, 116 New Montgomery St., Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Hy Karsh of Alameda died peacefully on September 3, 2006 at the age of 1072 months. Hy will now join his beloved Muriel in eternity — they were married 55 years.

Born in Detroit in 1917, Hy moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles where he eventually went into the pie business.

In 1947 he moved to Oakland where he and his brother Harry bought Hayden Auto Wrecking. After his retirement in 1971, Hy went into the cookie business for a little fun, and never did stop working. Although known to many in the Bay Area as the cookie man, Hy’s Pepperidge Farm cookie business never overshadowed his love of family and friends. Along with his keen sense of humor, Hy was secretly an avid fan of polo, fine food and fine wine. Hy was a long-time active member of Congregation Beth Abraham in Oakland; a Shriner for over 50 years; and a long-time volunteer for the City of Hope and the Alta Bates Medical Center, where the nurses were like angels to him.

In the last years of his life, he found love and companionship in the charming Audrey Holtzman of Los Angeles who, many years earlier was one of Muriel’s bride’s maids. Along with B Younoszai, Marsha Kuperstein, and Arlene Roberton, who were like daughters to him. He leaves behind his sister Gerty Rosenbloom of Southern California; his two daughters, Barbara Reikes of Alameda and Cathy Kobel of Piedmont and her partner Bob Altbaier; three families of grandchildren Kevin and Tina Reikes, Sanford and Robin Reikes and, Jeff and Alison Fingerut; and four great grandchildren Hannah, Michael, Amanda and Steven who were able to know and love their grandfather. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Behavioral Intervention Association for Autism — 3229 Elm Street in Oakland, 94609. He would not have appreciated any wooden nickels or square balloons.

Frank Morris on October 6, 2006 at age 88. A gentle man and a gentleman, survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Juel Morris; Loving father of Gary and Letty Morris, Craig and Cindy Morris; devoted grandfather of Jennifer and Michael Ginsburg, Wendy and Marc Levine, Allyson Morris and Jayson Morris; adoring great-grandfather of Charles, Zachary, and Julia Ginsburg, and Wyatt Levine; Dear brother of the late Raymond and Marjorie Morris, and the late Herbert and Lucy Mae Blumenthal; Cousin of Hillie Blumenthal and the late Gladys Blumenthal: He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was a native San Franciscan and a graduate of UC Berkeley. He lived a long, happy, healthy and productive life surrounded by family and friends and will forever be in our hearts. A special thanks to Dr. David Goldberg for his care and dedication and to Rocky Chan of Coventry Park. Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th at 2 p.m. at the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park Chapel in Colma. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice preferred. Sinai Memorial Chapel.