Millard Dove, born in San Francisco on Jan. 27, 1926. Passed away on Feb. 27.

Raised in the City, Millard attended Sutro Grammar School, Presidio Junior High and Washington High. Millard entered the service in 1943, completing basic training at Camp Pendleton and Mare Island before shipping off to serve in the Philippines as a Marine corpsman.

Our dad was a special person and those who got to know him were genuinely delighted by his kindness and unmatched wit. He enjoyed hearing a good joke as well as telling one.

Upon returning to the States after the War, he met and married the love of his life, Zell Ann Ross. They recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary in December.

Millard loved the auction business and was a standout auctioneer for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer (although the great scores eluded him!) and an avid movie buff. His passions were his wife, sons, grandchildren and a good glass of single malt scotch.

The son of Sayde and Louis Dove, the brother of the late Alvin Dove; he is survived by his loving wife Zell; his sons, Ross and Kirk; daughters-in-law, Kelly, Lori; and ex-daughter-in-law, Joan; grandchildren: Alex, Grayson, Justin, Marcus, Nicholas and Katie; sister, Barbara Jane; dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews; and a countless number of lifelong friends.

Memorial Services Friday, March 7, 10 a.m., Peninsula Temple Shalom, 1655 Sebastian Dr., Burlingame. 650-697-2266. Luncheon to follow at the Westin Hotel in Millbrae, 1 Old Bayshore Hwy. 650-692-3500.

He would want you to raise a glass to him, and not shed a tear — he was a great, great man. We will miss him very much.

Alice “Lilly” Fallenbaum Erickson, born in Soborten, Czechoslovakia on Dec. 16, 1916, died Feb. 23 at Claremont House in Oakland. She is survived by her two children, two grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. A memorial gathering will be held in the Bay Area. For information contact [email protected].

Esther Kemeny on Feb. 27 after a short illness. Esther was born in Michalovce, Slovakia on Aug. 29, 1912. She was a remarkable woman. She was the first woman in her town to attend a college preparatory high school and the first to become a lawyer. She met and married George Kemeny in 1926 and both of them survived Auschwitz. After Auschwitz they came to the United States and lived in Wellsville, Ohio and subsequently Chicago. After George’s death, she moved to San Francisco to be close to her family.

Her spirit was never broken by the horrors in her life and she was able to carry on the history of the Holocaust in her Oral Histories and in her book, “On the Shores of Darkness,” written and published in 2003.

Her granddaughter Susan said, “She wrote it especially to reach out to the younger generation, to teach us the truth about an era during which most of the survivors are no longer alive to tell their tale.” She shared her experiences with many children, schools and community groups to keep the memory of the effects of genocide alive. She was generous, intelligent and compassionate for others not as fortunate as she. Her grandson wrote of her, “Even now you send waves of memories from unknown miles beyond the horizon that will continue to zealously meet the shores no longer clouded in darkness, but drenched in golden, mid-afternoon light.”

She is survived by her loving daughter, Judy Kemeny, as well as her son-in-law, Paul Feigenbaum, and her two devoted grandchildren, Sam and Susan Feigenbaum.

Services were held at the Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma.

Kenneth H. Golding, 90, passed away on Feb. 19. Ken is survived by his devoted and loving wife Judy, his sister Gerda Goldman, his brother Peter Gray, and his sister-in-law Leila, as well as his close family friends, Minnie Chinn and Valerie Buschor.

Born in 1917 in Berlin, Germany; after finishing high school, Ken went to Switzerland to continue his education and learned French. He then worked in France for a while. After France, his parents asked him to go to England and stay away from Nazi Germany. The family moved to Shanghai to escape the prosecution from the Nazis and Ken joined the British Army. His military tour took him to India and Burma. After the war, he worked in England, then moved to New York and finally settled in San Francisco.

Ken met his wife, Judy, at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco on his 33rd birthday. Three weeks later, on Nov. 3, they were married and had a very happy and interesting 57 years together. Ken worked in several professions; import and export, as a real estate broker and then as a mortgage broker for Sanco until he retired.

He was an excellent tennis player and started playing when he was 8 and played into his 80s. He and Judy used to play doubles together in his later years. Ken and Judy enjoyed traveling, the theatre, opera and the arts. Ken was quite the devoted husband, accompanying his wife, a dedicated marathoner, to all her races throughout the states and overseas.

Ken was the classic gentleman of the old school and was very much loved by all who knew him. He will be missed dearly by his family and all his friends who knew him to be a very special and exceptional human being.

Lois Rothenberg Shapiro was born July 3, 1925. She grew up in Piedmont and graduated from UC Berkeley, where she was elected student body vice president. In 1948, Lois married Daniel Shapiro and moved to San Francisco. They remained there, happily married for 60 years.

A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Lois had a wide circle of family and friends. She devoted herself to them, and to a number of social and political causes. She expressed her creativity through music, sculpture, gardening, cooking and flower arranging. She also had a great appreciation of the arts. Street musicians were a particular favorite, and she always stopped to enjoy and support them.

Lois was a student of piano and learned to play the guitar during the folk era. She became a guitar teacher and performed at community functions and private gatherings. In the 1980s her interest broadened to include radio journalism. She worked as a freelance producer, and her stories were broadcast on public radio in the United States and Canada.

Lois also enjoyed tennis. She played regularly into her 70s and participated successfully in social tournaments, as indicated by the many trophies on her desk.

Lois had a generosity of spirit, a sense of humor and an enthusiasm for the moment that touched and brightened those around her. She died at home with her family on March 2, at the age of 82. At her request, there will be no funeral. There will be a gathering of family and friends in the near future, to remember and celebrate her life.

Memorial contributions to organizations seeking social justice are preferred.

Simone (“Monique”) Trubowitch in San Francisco on Feb. 27 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Victor Trubowitch; loving cousin of Miriam Manber of San Mateo, Debbie Trubowitch (and Barry) Cohn of San Francisco, and Neil (and Yvette) Trubowitch and Michelle (and Yaakov) Kuc of Israel, Denise Middleton of Agoura and their families. She leaves behind dear friends and devoted caregivers.

Simone was born in Paris. She was a well-known fashion model until the advent of WWII. She and Victor escaped the Nazi invasion and immigrated to the United States. She was an avid sportswoman and long-time member of Lake Merced Golf Club.

Donations to charity of your choosing. A private memorial was held at the Home of Peace in Colma. Sinai Memorial Chapel.


Unveiling for Albert Yousef Hassid, Sunday, March 9th, 11a.m. at Salem Cemetery, Colma.