Seymour Baruch on Dec. 27, 2010 at 90 years of age. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Dec. 6, 1920. WWII veteran. Residing in Berkeley, CA since 1960. Former owner of Si’s Charbroiler in Berkeley. Devoted father of Robert, Andrew, and Stephen and grandfather of Evan and Jesse. Loving brother of Pearl and Gerald. Preceded in death by Florence, his soulmate and wife of 42 years, his son Joel, and his sister Sidell. Longtime member of the Jewish Community Center–East Bay. Enthusiastic patron of the San Francisco Opera, Symphony and Ballet, and Golden Gate Fields Turf Club. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Marsha Joanne Bloom, in San Francisco on Dec. 31, 2010 at age 79. Beloved mother of Anthony (Kathleen) Bloom, Jennifer (Ofer) Zur and Peter (Robyn) Bloom and loving grandmother of Eitan, Ilan, Sarah, Ben, Talia, Sophia, Jacob and Ashira.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 3, 2011 at Gan Shalom Cemetery, Briones, California. Donations to Congregation Beth Israel Berkeley, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, preferred.

Eva Jacob

April 20, 1918–Dec. 31, 2010

Eva Jacob passed away in San Francisco at age 92. She was married for 65 years to her beloved husband, Heinz Werner Jacob, who predeceased her in 2004.

She was born Eva Krebs in Gleiwitz, Germany. Her father Richard died when she was only 1. She, her brother and her mother Ilse Krebs eventually moved to Breslau, Germany, where Eva went to school to be trained as a Baby Nurse.

In January 1939 she married Heinz Werner Jacob, and in February they escaped the Holocaust in Germany to travel to Shanghai, where they lived for eight years. In Shanghai their daughter Ursula was born. In 1947, a new life began for them in San Francisco, where their son Steve was born.

A longtime member of Congregation Beth Sholom, Eva is remembered as a loving, happy, positive person who loved children, singing, reading, knitting and doing word puzzles. There was always a smile on her face.

She is survived by her daughter Ursula (Rene) Friedeberg, son Steve Jacob, grand-daughter Laura Friedeberg, grandson Dan (Mindy) Friedeberg and great-grandchildren Drew, Halle and Brody. Eva will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made to Congregation Beth Sholom or Hadassah.

Maurine Francis Newberger, 98, passed away from natural causes in her sleep on Dec. 29 2010.

Born in Sedalia, Missouri in 1912, she lived most of her adult life in San Francisco with her beloved husband of 40 years, Ernst Newberger who passed away in 1982. Devoted to her family, Maurine, or “Auntie” as she was known to her family, was a character and a feisty woman who loved the finer things in life including art, classical music, theater, travel and fine dining. She was always impeccably dressed, even on lazy Sunday mornings.

In her younger years she worked in retail merchandising, but upon the death of her husband, she entered the field of acting and became a successful personality in numerous television commercials. The pinnacle of her acting career came in 1993 when she appeared as a barking old lady in a commercial for Schlage locks that was nominated for a Cleo award.

She is survived by her niece and nephew, Reva and Jack Riskin, her grand nephews, Seth (Kathleen) Riskin and Josh (Susan) Riskin, as well as great grand nieces, Adrienne, Kelly, and Hannah Riskin. In addition, she leaves her nephew, Robert Goldstein and niece Louise Crane and their children, Brenda and Cory Goldstein and Lisa and Alan Crane.

Her family wishes to thank Maurine’s wonderful caretakers and staff at Lawton Healthcare Center in San Francisco. Their compassion, devotion and love sustained Auntie and her family for more than 11 years.

Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 3 at Hills of Eternity, Colma. Donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (800-805-5856), or, Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 (800-422-0474).


Unveiling for George Maisels, Sunday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. at Eternal Home, Colma.