Virginia Fried

As pretty as a movie star, self-effacing, kind, fun-loving with a great sense of humor, Virginia Fried died of Parkinson’s on Sunday morning, April 4, 2010 at 7:30, peacefully under Hospice, with her loving husband of 65 years and family and caregivers with her throughout the night. Always remarked upon for her beauty and her lovely smile; family, friends, nurses and caregivers fell in love with her. She was sweet and lovely and beloved till the day she died. A special thanks to the people of the Congregation B’nai Tikvah who loved her, and where she served as secretary to the Rabbi in the early years of CBT. She is survived by husband, Louis; daughter, Lauri Fried-Lee; and son, Dan; grandchildren, Andrew Lee, Ben Fried-Lee and Marty Fried-Lee. Contributions in Virginia’s name are welcome. Favorite organizations include National Parkinson Foundation and Congregation B’nai Tikvah.



Mildred Mollie Ruby

Mildred died at the age of 89 at her home in San Francisco on April 7, 2010. Born September 18, 1920 in St. Louis MO, she moved to San Francisco in 1936. Mildred met her future husband Dr. Maurice Ruby on the day she arrived in SF. They married in 1939 and shared 50 wonderful years together.

She is survived by her children Dr. Leonard (Margaret) Ruby, David (Wendy) Ruby and Beth (Benjamin) Pollock, as well as her grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Schwartz, Rebecca (Chris) Anzidei and Brian, Abigail and Jason Ruby, Miriam, Eli and Sarah Pollock and great-grandchildren Macey and Avery Schwartz and Vincent and Helen Anzidei; sister of Howard (Mimi) Kaplan and the late Meyer Kaplan; also survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Kaplan.

Services will be held on Friday, April 9th at

12 p.m. at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero Street at Geary Blvd. in SF. Interment to follow at Salem Memorial Park in Colma.

Florence Deutsch Schwartz

Florence Deutsch Schwartz died at her San Francisco home on April 8, 2010 after her 93rd birthday.

She was born March 19, 1917 in New York City, the only child of Samuel Deutsch and Anna Bachner. She moved to San Francisco at age 12 after a trip through the Panama Canal with her widowed mother. She became the beloved wife of Dr. Harry A. Schwartz, an S.F. native, in November of 1936.

She was the loving mother of Dr. Andrea Blum Powell (Malcolm) and Danice Morris (Alan); the caring grandmother (Nana) of Annette Blum, Heidi Blum Riley (Ian), Eileen Blum Bourgade (Alain), Heather Powell, Holly Powell, Victoria Morris Daniel (James), Andrew Morris (Gabrielle), Scott Morris (Jennifer) and the late Janna Morris. She was also the cherished great-grandmother of Lea, Tristan and Julien Bourgade, Mitchell and Spencer Riley, Brinley, Devon and Joshua Morris and Hunter and Dylan Daniel.

Special thanks to Dr. David Goldberg and care-givers Maria, Keti, Fay, Salome and Tangi.

Private services were held at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. The family wishes donations to the S.F. Chapter Hadassah, Sutter V.N.A. Hospice or Congregation Emanu-El in S.F.

Sinai Memorial Chapel

Lidia Wachter

Of San Francisco, died April 12th at age 89. Wife of Stanley Wachter for 53 years until his death in 1998, and beloved Mother of Luba (Frederick) Reeves and Mark Wachter. Adored grandmother of Leah Reeves. She owned Luba Designs with her family, at 9th Avenue and Irving in San Francisco, for many years. She was also an active member of Bikkur Cholim, the organization founded by Stanley to help the sick and their families.

Services were held this week at Eternal Home Cemetery. Donations in Lidia’s memory to Congregation Emanu-El’s Holocaust education program would be appreciated.