Arthur Ososke passed away July 26, 2007, after

a long illness at age 82. He was an adoring husband to wife Doris of 60 years; his children Janice and Michael; his grandchildren, Geoff, Russell and Lindzey; and son and daughter in law Michael and Risa. His loving family also included brothers Herb (Esther), Mort (Hilda) and Jack (Kally), sister Mary (Pete) and a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Art was born in S.F. and lived in the S.F. area his whole life. He started as a child fixing radios and movie projectors, and was always the person called (day or night!) when a friend or family member needed any electronic equipment fixed. Art served in the Naval Air Corp at age 19. During WWII he worked as a radio operator in the Pacific flying between Hawaii and Australia. Art worked for Cal

Trans as a communications analyst and was instrumental in coordinating the Caltrans communications system after the ’89 S.F. earthquake. Art enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Art was a kind and generous person and was a loving family man devoted to his friends and family, who will all miss him.

Funeral services were held Monday 7/30, 11 a.m. at Sneider Sullivan & O’Connell’s Chapel, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo. Contributions to ORT America or your favorite charity preferred.

Leo Boris May in San Francisco, July 17, age 96. Born Leo Madorsky, Harbin (China), received his BA in mathematics from UC Berkeley. He was a voracious reader, avid traveler, stamp collector and gardener, film and concert goer, lover of nature and good food. He and his wife were museum, library, Academy of Sciences, and Far Eastern Society members and supporters of many other cultural institutions.

Predeceased by his devoted wife, Esfir Levin May and daughter Naomi Stauss, and survived by daughters Nadine May (Enrique Tevar) and Ruth (William) Maginnis, granddaughter Sarah Maginnis (Dennis Willis), great-grandson Daniel Willis, adored niece Lia Madorsky, and many other

relatives throughout the world. Many thanks to the staff at Coventry Park for their loving care.

He willed his body to UCSF. Donations to Jewish Family and Children’s services or a charity of your choice.

Arnold Martin Scher  Devoted father of Elliot James and loving husband of Lynn (Sparks), Arnold died peacefully at home July 6, 2007 at age 58.

Arnold was an inveterate collector; his childhood room was home to snakes, turtles and alligators. He traded his Palo Alto paperboy wages for rare coins and built up his collection throughout his lifetime. For 20 years, Arnold and Lynn were the proprietors of San Francisco’s Beaver Brothers Antiques, selling furnishings from local estates and antiques collected on European buying trips. During the 20 years he operated Beaver Brothers, Arnold promoted the store and the related prop rental business to filmmakers. Many movies filmed in San Francisco featured the store, including “Star Trek,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Rock.” Arnold’s skills as an appraiser were notable. He recently appeared as an expert witness in an elaborate court case as well as stumping the host of Antiques Road Show. 

Arnold recently retired to manage his real estate investments and engage in adventure traveling with Lynn and Elliot. He was focused on expanding his antique cane and other collections, and kept up with the news by carefully reading three newspapers each day. 

The second son of Hannah and Meyer Scher, Arnold was born in Hollywood and raised in Palo Alto. Arnold attended Hoover Elementary, Wilbur Junior High and Palo Alto High School, graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1966. Pursuing his passion for animals at veterinary school in Oklahoma, Arnold returned to California, where he met Lynn, a fellow student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Arnold earned his BFA in photography and promptly combined his discerning eye for quality with his passion for collecting and launched, with Lynn, Beaver Brothers Antiques. 

Arnold loved cooking and was known by friends and family for his creativity at the grill, serving delicious gourmet meals to grateful and hungry guests, often his brothers and their wives: Les and Carol, Danny, Robert and Elise, Eddie and Lori and Jerry and Susan. The instigator behind numerous Scher family gatherings, Uncle Arnold engaged his nieces and nephews in his “Spanish Inquisition,” catching up on the accomplishments of his nieces Rachelle, Hadassah, Paula, Sarah, Jordan, Roxanne, Jacqueline, Dina, Mia and nephews David, Corey, Abe, Jonathan, and Saul. At holidays with Lynn’s family, Arnold entertained Lynn’s sisters Flo Sparks and Sue Sparks (Dave Kubiak) and his nephews Alex and Andrew Kubiak with humorous stories while preparing gourmet feasts featuring holiday inspired ingredients. 

Arnold is survived by his loving wife and life partner, Lynn, his beloved son Elliot, parents Hannah and Meyer Scher, his five brothers, seven sisters-in-law, brother in law, 9 nieces and 6 nephews, numerous friends who will miss and remember Arnold’s humor, generosity and love for his family.

Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St., San Francisco with interment at the Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma. Donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Hilda Weil, age 96, passed away in Bellevue, Wash. on July 4th. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Weil-Small, and her son in law, Dr. Robert Small, and sole grandson, Daniel Arthur Small.

Hilda was born in Berlin and left for England during World War II, where she received her social sciences undergraduate degree. Hilda immigrated to America in 1947. She became a caseworker at Edgewood Children’s Home where she met her late husband, Arthur Weil. Hilda and Arthur then worked for many years at Homewood Terrace, a children’s orphanage in San Francisco, where they were affectionately known as “Mr. and Mrs. Homewood Terrace.” A large group of former Homewood Terrace residents, or ‘alumni’, consider themselves fortunate to have lived at Homewood Terrace with the Weils.

Hilda was a 50-year member of Congregation Emanu-el. She requested that donations can be made in her memory to the Arthur and Hilda Weil Fund c/o SF Jewish Family and Children’s Services: 1450 Post Street, SF CA 94115.

Memorial services to be held and announced at a later date.