Walter Fuchs in San Francisco on Dec. 9, 2008 at age 94. Beloved husband of the late Henny Fuchs. Brother of the late Selma Jacobi. A long time member of Congregation B’nai Emunah and a long time volunteer at the Jewish Home.

Graveside services were held at Salem Memorial Park under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Ann Gilbert (Chana Zylberstajn), 84, of Cedar Rapids and Los Angeles, California, died Saturday, December 13, 2008. Services were 10:00 a.m. Sunday at Temple Judah by Rabbi Aaron Sherman. Burial: Eben Israel Cemetery.

Ann is survived by her husband, Fred of 62 years; a son, Jack Gilbert of Albany, CA; and two daughters, Doris (Gary) Gilbert-Stieger of San Francisco, CA, and Lena Gilbert of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters, who all perished during WWII.

Ann was born on July 20, 1924 in Szydlowiec, Poland to Josek and Laja Zylberstajn. Ann was a Holocaust survivor. She spent over four years in concentration camps and was liberated in April 1945. She married Fred Gilbert (Felek Gebotszrajber) on January 2, 1946 in Schwabisch Hall, Germany. Ann was a consummate homemaker, an accomplished seamstress and devoted to her family. She and Fred lived in Cedar Rapids from 1949 to 1986 where she was an active member of Temple Judah and in the community. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah. From 1986 to 2003 Ann and Fred lived in Los Angeles, California where she was a much sought after seamstress to film and motion picture stars. Ann and Fred were also very active in the survivor community. They were regular speakers at the Simon Wiesenthal Center — Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. She and Fred lectured frequently about their experiences. In 2003 she and Fred returned to Cedar Rapids to be near to Lena. Ann remained a constant source of inspiration and will be greatly missed.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Holocaust fund of Temple Judah or to the Simon Wiesenthal Center — Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

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Myron Henry Lando quietly passed away at home surrounded by his family the evening of Tuesday December 9th. Mike, born June 25th, 1925 was not only very proud to be born on Flag Day, but was a true Eagle Scout and was a proud veteran of the Merchant Marines in WWII. A fourth generation San Franciscan, Mike attended Presidio Junior High School and George Washington High School. He then enjoyed many happy years living in Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula where he was President of the Monterey Merchant’s Association. He was also the proud owner of Maylans Men’s Apparel for many years. During the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s Mike also had a thriving sunglass business back in the Bay Area, Style Eyes, which became a prominent joy in his life. Mike loved to laugh and to tell jokes to make people laugh along with him. He lived a full life including being a wonderful son, husband, father and grandfather. Mike leaves behind loving wife Hermine, children Ron (Alice) and (late) Diane, as well as granddaughters Michele and Jaclyn and his wonderful caregiver Nido who became one of his dear friends. Mike’s life was filled with love, laughter and joy, and he will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel, Colma with interment at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma. The family requests contributions to the charity of your choice. Sinai Memorial Chapel.