Deaths

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Doris Cherin

Doris passed away on September 1, 2008 at the age of 88.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Harold Jacobson and E.T. Cherin, her long- time loving companion Irving Kay, and her sister Lorraine Wilsey.

Doris is survived by her two daughters Diane (Gerald) Richman and Lauren (David) Shein; her three grandchildren Lisa (Harry) Lowell, Matthew (Katie) Richman and Benjamin Shein; and will be missed by her great-grandchildren Brian, Amy, Jacob and Cooper.

Doris loved her native San Francisco and was very active in many charities including serving on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of S.F. and was an active member of Theta Delta XI Sorority. She had a great sense of humor, was very artistic, a lover of fashion and jewelry and stayed beautiful until the end.

Our family extends special thanks and appreciation to Rosa Cabral who cared for and enabled our mother to stay in her home, which was of utmost importance to her.

Doris was adored by her family, loved by her many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date and those choosing to honor her memory may do so with a charitable donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of S.F., the American Parkinson’s Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

Idelle Celene Rubino

August 24, 1913-September 7, 2008

Died peacefully in Saratoga, California.

Idelle was born in Portland, Oregon. She moved to San Francisco, California with a lifelong friend in 1942 to work in the Hunter’s Point shipyard. It was in San Francisco that Idelle met her husband, Aaron L Rubino, where he was stationed with the Sixth Army at the Presidio. Idelle and Aaron were married for almost 50 years and raised two girls in their San Francisco home.

Idelle occupied her time with three loves: participating in the Jewish community, playing mah jongg & poker, and reading.

Idelle took service and charity work very seriously. She gave of her time generously and without reserve. She was a very active congregant of San Francisco Beth Sholom. It was there that Idelle served as the President of the Sisterhood for 2 terms in the 1960s. She was also passionate about the State of Israel and Hadassah. She was a generous donor for the State of Israel and held many positions at the Park Presidio Chapter of Hadassah. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah.

Idelle played mah jongg more than 3 times a week and enjoyed providing “the girls” plenty of food and refreshments. Aaron and Idelle hosted monthly poker parties at their home for many years. Winning or losing was not important; it was the community and camaraderie that mattered.

Idelle was seldom seen without a best-seller under her arm. Although she seldom bought a book, she was an avid reader of new fiction and non-fiction books. She made sure she was on the reserved book list at either the Haight Street or Inner Sunset S.F. Public Library.

Idelle was a prolific letter writer for most of her life and kept in touch with her sisters and brother in Oregon with weekly letters. She never forgot a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or a wedding. When her girls left home or were away at college she would send “goody bags” full of candy and a check for “spending money.”

Preceded in death by her husband, her sisters, Lena and Rose, and her brother Jacob, all of Portland, Oregon.

Idelle is survived by her two daughters Sue Anne Catalano of Phoenix, Arizona and Gail Rubino of Santa Clara, California, and her sister, Millicent Shapiro of Berkeley, California.

Gerda Stiller in San Francisco on September 8, 2008, maintaining her charming, humorous and insightful personality through to the end of her life. Born in Zurich, Switzerland on 10/13/13, she served in the Swiss Army during WWII and remained a Swiss chauvinist after over fifty years residence in San Francisco with her husband Norman Stiller, who died in 1991. She was an enthusiastic outdoorswoman, enjoying skiing, swimming, hiking and tennis, the latter well into her seventies. She was passionate about art, and worked as a Docent at the Legion and De Young for over 25 years. She is survived by immediate family and devoted friends, including Hans and Hilde von Lorentz, Steve Stiller and Arthur McLaughlin, Eileen, Fred, Daniel and Gabriel Nervo, Mereilisoni (Mary) Tukana, and Klaus and Helga Maaser.

Funeral services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary Blvd., SF with interment at Salem Memorial Park, Colma.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Docent Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

David D. Wexler loving husband of Dorothy Wexler for almost 60 years (Sept. 26) passed away peacefully at age 90 on September 4 in San Mateo. David was born on December 8, 1917.

David was the caring father of Richard (Anna) Wexler and Sallye Errecart. He was also the loving grandfather to Danny and Scott Errecart as well as Kevin and Kristina Wexler.

Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, David was the brother of Nemo, Morris and Max Wexler. He was predeceased by his brothers Louis, William, Ralph and Oscar Wexler.

After proudly serving in World War II, David settled on the Peninsula, where he was a practicing attorney in Millbrae for 62 years. David and Dorothy were also founding members of Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

David cherished his family time including all the moments in Lake Tahoe. David was also an avid golfer, tennis player and skier. He enjoyed watching the 49ers and the San Francisco Giants.

Services were held at Peninsula Temple Sholom, September 7th. Please direct any donations to Peninsula Temple Sholom and or Sutter VNA Hospice.