Helen Jane Braunstein in Burlingame on February 2, 2009. Beloved daughter of the late Isaac and Fannie Friedman; dear sister of the late Sanford Friedman; cherished cousin (“sister”) of Barbara Castle. Devoted wife of the late Dr. Mervin J. Braunstein for 54 years; loving mother of Dr. Glenn (Jackie) Braunstein and Andrea (Steven) DeGraff; adoring grammy of Scott (Lulu) Braunstein, Jeffrey (Pamela) Braunstein, Craig (C.C.) DeGraff, Alison (Blake) Russ, Erin and Brent DeGraff and seven great-grandchildren. A third-generation native San Franciscan, Helen loved travel, Mahjongg, her grandchildren and her friends. She was elegant and stylish and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. The family would like to give thanks to Helen’s caregivers: Ruby, Connie and Charisma. Private services were held at Hills of Eternity, Colma. Donations to Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404, preferred.

Michael Saddik in San Francisco on February 15, 2009 at age 71 years.

Beloved husband of Rachel Saddik; loving father of Samuel (Gina) Saddik and Allen Saddik; adoring grandfather of Noah and Sophie Saddik; dear brother of Abraham (Fortune) Saddik.

Michael was a proud father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 17th at Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco. Interment followed at Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma.

Dorothy Sirbu of San Francisco on February 14th 2009. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jerry Sirbu; loving mother of Nanci and her husband Gary Freund; beloved “De De” of Melissa Freund White and her husband Josh White and Andrew Freund; and great grandmother of Ava White.

Services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park in Colma. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice.

Harry Springer in Palo Alto, CA Feb. 9, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Eppie Springer. Loving father of Susan Mautner (Willy), Karen Kronick (Mel) and Elaine Springer (Walter Palmer). Devoted grandfather of Carl and Max Mautner and Mara and Jill Kronick. Age 91 years.

A member of Rotary International, Sunnyvale Club; University of California Optometric Alumni Assn., Santa Clara County Optometric Assn., B’nai B’rith and a founding member of Congregation Beth Am.

Memorial Services were held at Congregation Beth Am. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to Beth Am Fund for the Future, Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 or American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or the charity of your choice.