Dover, Peggy March 9, 1943-April 26, 2008.

Peggy Ann Dover was born in Rock Island, Illinois to Molly and Oscar Dover, their third child. She was a beautiful child, inside and out and spent her life radiating that beauty by giving to others.

She became active in the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Social Work and began a life long pursuit of advocacy for children as a tireless worker in Child Protective Services.

Moving to Northern California in 1976 she worked for the County of San Mateo in the same capacity. In the 1990’s Peggy graduated from Golden Gate College of Law and began a second career as program manager for the San Mateo Office of County Counsel’s CPS unit. She retired in November 2006 receiving an Award for Outstanding Service to Children for her 3 decades of service.

Peggy loved gardening, cooking, good food and wine, politics, shopping, the ocean breezes on the California coast and flowers but most of all she loved her husband Phil Barnett whom she married on October 11, 1988. He was her beshert, her destiny, and her beloved.

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2006, Peggy embarked on a courageous battle against this disease with her customary vigor and purpose.

Predeceased by her parents, and brother Sidney, she is survived by her husband Phillip Barnett, son Jason and his wife Anne Cherry, sisters Donna Mendelsohn (David), Esther Dover and Ellen Dover. She leaves grieving cousins Jerry and Joyce Shefren as well as nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.

Services at Skylawn Memorial Park, Gan Hazikaron section, San Mateo on Tuesday April 29, 2008 at 11 A.M. conducted by Maggid Jhos Singer of Coastside Jewish Community.

Contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to PANCAN ( or another pancreatic cancer organization. Please visit Kyle Morishita’s website:

peggy%27spals. For further information or to send a message to the family, contact Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at 1-866-962-6335 or

Jonathan E. Markowitz, 42, died suddenly Sunday afternoon in a traffic accident, in Bainbridge Island, WA. He was the beloved husband of Sarah Nicholson; devoted father of Jessica, Jack and Caleb; cherished son of Morton and Marilyn Markowitz; dear brother of David and Ethan. Services Thursday, 1:00 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Interment Tel Shalom. Contributions in his memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For further information, or to send a message to the family, contact Mandel Funeral Services of Northern California at 1-866-962-6335 or

Toder, Shulamis, née Warshavsky, 94, died April 25, at home in Berkeley, California. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, she lived in Brooklyn until 1996. Always upbeat and generous, she was loved by friends and family near and far. She is survived by Aaron, her loving husband of nearly 70 years, and their children: Larry (Susan) of Missoula, Nan (Dan McClosky) of Oakland, Steve (Naomi) Toder of Manhattan, four grandchildren, Karine, Matthew, Emily and David, and her two younger sisters, Ruth Dropkin, and Shirley Welkowitz. Burial in New York. Shiva Thursday May 1 at the McClosky-Toder home.

Joseph Paul Weber. Pacifica, CA — March 30, 2008. Joseph (Joe) Weber, 86, of Pacifica, California, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008. Born March 16, 1922, in Oberwart, Austria, Joseph was the son of the late Simon and Helen Maschanzker Weber. Joseph and his wife Tessie were married for 61 years, residing in Shanghai, China and La Paz, Bolivia, before coming to live in the Bay Area in 1952. Joseph was a businessman, establishing a camping and backpacking retail store on the Peninsula in 1964. Joseph was a prolific writer, artist and poet. He regularly contributed poems for the poetry page and letters to the editor of the Pacifica Tribune, as well as stories and poems to the Jewish Bulletin. He was very active in his community, serving with the Cub Scouts, Toastmasters and Pacifica Senior Center.

Survivors: Joseph will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his wife Tessie Weber; his sons, Ronald and his wife Agnes; Larry and his wife Rita; Randy and his wife Victoria; four grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Magdalena Weber Stricker.

Services: Services were held Wednesday, April 2nd at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma, California.

Contributions: Joseph’s favorite charity was the American Heart Association. Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Joseph P. Weber

Born in Austria on March 16, 1922

Joseph P. Weber, no average Joe, it’s true

His parents, Simon and Helen, made their home in Oberwart

Simon ran a small country store, Helen held down the fort

Margie was born in ’23, which brought young Joe so much joy

And now this family was complete with a girl and a boy

Joseph’s days in Austria were filled with hard work and education

Life was good until the Nazis came and forced relocation

So on August 7th, 1939, the Webers landed in Shanghai

Safely sailing across the seas — they joined 20,000 other refugees

The Webers found work upon their arrival

Everyone pitched in to eke out a survival

Joseph, who was a handsome young man

Was fortunate to meet the lovely Tessie Silbermann

The stars were aligned in the expanses of the heaven

And Joe married Tessie February 23, 1947

Soon after a trip to San Francisco — a short visit, not to stay

As it was on to Bolivia where Joe would make a way

Bolivia in the 40’s, an interesting place to be

And La Paz was the city to start their family

Margie and Seppl were housemates and things were looking great

When Ronald Francis entered the world on March 12, 1948

Ronnie had his share of adventures in the warm Bolivian sun

But an only child he would be no more, as Larry was born in ’51

One more year in Bolivia, then off to the USA

March 17, 1952 was a very exciting day

A California couple with two young sons — what would the future hold

In this land of opportunity where the hills are filled with gold

Living in San Francisco was a challenge with no dinero

But they managed to find a little place at 333 Divisadero

Three weeks after their arrival on this golden shore

Joe got himself a full time job at the Army-Navy store

For 12 years Joe worked and worked to support

his family

During this time another child — a bright-eyed

boy, Randy

Now it’s 1964 and what’s a guy to do

Buy the business, mortgage the house and

become his own boss — it’s true!

It started as the Redwood Surplus, a fine

camping store

Then a change, Redwood Trading Post in 1984

The business has grown throughout the years

on a simple philosophy

Pay the bills on time, offer good value and

exceptional quality

Joe was not just a businessman, but a talented

Pacifica resident

The Jewish Community Center and Toast

Masters President

Artist, Poet, Writer and Dale Carnegie Grad

Whatever Joseph did, he gave it the best he had

Joe has left us physically but he’s made his

mark on this life

3 sons, 4 grands and 11 great-grands, a solid

business and loving wife

Some say greatness is making the next generation

better than the one before

So with that in mind, we thank you Joseph

for making your ceiling our floor.