Ilse Alexander, 94, devoted wife of the late Julius; beloved mother of the late Peter. Passed peacefully May 6th. Services Wednesday, 2:00 PM at the chapel, Home of Eternity Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. For information or to contact the family call Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at (866) 962-6335 or

Steven M. Fleisher — Humanitarian. Steven M. Fleisher, 62, passed away on May 3 from pancreatic cancer.  Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late Meta and Max Fleisher.  Steven was an attorney in the Bay Area for over thirty years and most recently served as the Sr. Director of Corporate Compliance and Privacy for Blue Shield of California. Steve’s life was committed to service.  He was perhaps best known for his work as General Counsel to the Mata Amritanandamayi Center, a humanitarian service organization in San Ramon.  A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law, Steve also dedicated his legal talents to worthy causes including California Rural Legal Assistance, Native American Legal Defense, and the California Department of Health Services/Consumer Affairs Division. But these words can only describe what he did; not who he was.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Eto, and daughter, Rachel, his brother and sister-in-law, Martin M. Fleisher and Lisa D. Gurwitch of Belvedere, CA, and his sister and brother-in-law, Carol Fleisher Scobby and Mike Scobby of Jackson, WY. of flowers, contributions can be made either to M. A. Center, P. O. Box 613, San Ramon, CA 94583, or to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness:


Roslyn Viedrah Tamler died in Santa Monica, California in the warmth of family and friends on April 29, 2007.  A native of Detroit, Michigan, she relocated to San Francisco, California in 1965.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, she never lost her love of learning. In addition to her dental hygiene license, her teaching credential, and early childhood reading masters, she was a gifted licensed Marriage and Family counselor at the Family Service Agency in Marin for over 25 years.  Roz was a dedicated wife (Leo of blessed memory), mother (Gayle (Steven), Bradley, Cary (Daphna), grandmother, sister (Char of blessed memory & Helene), aunt, cousin and friend. She was a docent at the De Young Museum and the S. F. Zoo.  She enjoyed long walks on the beach and looked at life as one big adventure.  Roz will be remembered for her dedication to her loved ones and friends. She will always be in our hearts. Family services were held followed by interment at Skylawn Memorial Park. Donations in Roz’s memory may be sent to the San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road San Francisco, CA 94132 or the De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118. Arrangements made by Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Guta Wickens in San Francisco on May 13, 2007.  Beloved wife of the late Leslie Wickens;  loving  mother of Marvin (& Judith) Wickens; devoted grandmother of Zachary Wickens; loved sister of Mini Fox; dear cousin of Bella (& Henry) Slamovich; dear aunt of Regina (& Moshe) Blum, Allan Fox, Paul and David Blum.

A holocaust survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  She will always be with us.  Funeral services were held on Wed., May 16 at 1:00pm at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd. with interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma.  The family requests contributions to Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., SF, CA 94116 or charity of your choice.