Esther Wollner Daniel in San Francisco on February 19th 2007. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Daniel and the late Max Kahn; daughter of the late Desider and Roselie Wollner; sister of the late Ernest and Rudy Wollner; beloved step mother of Ruth (David) Coen; grandmother of Jeffrey (Natalie) Sessler and Edward (Jacquline) Sessler, Elizabeth (Tom) Benner, Lynne (Charles Hott) Coen, Gary (Shawna) Coen; great grandmother of Joshua, Michael and Courtney Sessler, Julia Benner and Margaret Hott; devoted friend of Ernest Abel and Grete Stuehler.

Our gratitude to Agnes and Li for their devotion to her. She will be missed by all. A lifetime member of Hadassah. 

Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, Divisadero Street at Geary Blvd. in San Francisco with interment at Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma. Contributions to Pathways Hospice, 395 Oyster Point Blvd, #128, So S.F., CA 94080 or to the charity of your choice. 

Sidney Locke on February 16, 2007 in San Diego. Father of Bruce Locke, father-in-law of Nancy Sway, grandfather of Zac and Jesse Locke. Services were held at Ira Kaufman Chapel. Interment at Adat Shalom Cemetery, Livonia, Michigan.

Robert O. Rhine died in his beloved city of San Francisco on February 20, 2007. He was born in San Francisco on December 29, 1917. His adoring wife Inez nee Levy preceded him in death on March 25, 1994. Devoted son of the late Samuel and Doris Rhine nee Hyman and loving brother of the late Jacques Rhine. He was son-in-law to the late Hattie Smith Levy. 

His Grandparents Jacob and Dina Rhine nee Ottenberg came to the United States from Germany in the mid 1860s and settled in Clayton, California. His other Grandparents Henry and Amy Hyman nee Rosenberg were born in Woodland and Marysville, California.

Bob served in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in Alaska. He was the former owner of the Robert Optical Company for over 45 years, an avid tennis player and a lifetime walker in and around The City. 

He is survived by his children, Marsha Klein (Bruce), Diane Herz (David), Robert S. Rhine, grandchildren Michelle Fox (Jason), Scott Klein, Brian Klein, Jacob Herz, Amy Rhine, great grandchildren Julia and Jason Fox, a niece and nephew, many cousins, and his great friend and fellow cruiser Angie Lame. 

He will be forever loved and dearly missed by his family and friends. 

Those wishing to honor his memory may send donations to “UCSF Foundation/CVRI Building UCSF”, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339, please note on donation “In memory of Robert O. Rhine.” A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

After six months at the Jewish Home in S.F. my dear dad Abraham Rubinstein passed away on January 4, 2007, having lived a meaningful and rewarding 96 years. He was a wonderful gentleman, marvelous father, and exemplary human being.

He is survived by daughter Jeanette Carr, grandchildren Andrew Cohen, Michael Cohen, Leslie Hefter, Linda Carr-Tornallyay, Valerie Zakovitch, Joel Carr and 11 great grandchildren.

His memory is a blessing to us all.

Herman J. Salkin died February 15 in Sarasota, Florida and was buried there. He was born May 4, 1923 to Louis and Sarah Keller Salkin in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Oil City High School, attended Ohio State University and was a veteran of World War II, discharged as a Sergeant from the Army Air Forces. He married Harriet Mermelstein on September 1, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Herman was a resident of Greenville, Pennsylvania for 37 years before moving to Sarasota in 1982.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel (Frankie Whitman), Kensington, California; Charles (Susan), Dover, Delaware; Donald “Woody” (Stephanie), Travelers Rest, South Carolina and former daughter-in-law, Marcia, Sarasota. In addition, he is survived by five grandchildren, Emily Salkin Takoudes (Greg), Brooklyn, New York; Sarah R. Whitman-Salkin, Brooklyn, New York; David H. Salkin, New Orleans; Leah R. Whitman-Salkin; Berlin, Germany; Wilem Salkin, Travelers Rest, South Carolina; and one great-grandson, Max Salkin Takoudes, Brooklyn, New York. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Harriet, who died March 27, 1997 in Sarasota, and his sister Jeanette Salkin Polan.

Herman was a consummate merchant, serving as general manager of Keller’s, the leading women’s clothing store on Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania, for 35 years. He retired from Taffy’s Menswear, St. Armand’s Circle, in 2004. He was a life-long Democrat and Zionist. He served on the Board of Temple Beth Israel, Sharon, Pennsylvania and was a founder of Temple Sinai, Sarasota. He was a past chairman of the UJA annual campaign, past chairman of the Greenville Businessmen’s Association and first chairman of the Human Relations Commission, Greenville. He was an active member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and supporter of Thiel College, Greenville Hospital and United Way. He taught religious school.

Herman loved modern art, independent and foreign films, dance, opera, friends, sharing stories, the opportunity to sit at a bridge table and a good off-color joke.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Jewish Joint Distribution, c/o the Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco or the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, Capital Campaign.