Elynore “Skip” Harris died on June 9, 2011, of Alzheimer’s disease. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Seymour “Sy” Harris, M.D., she is survived by her four daughters and four sons-in-law: Jan and Randy Kessler, Heidi and Josh Bersin, Amy Harris and Joss Geiduschek, and Lisa Harris and Eric Tescher. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Gina and Andrew Kessler, Braudy and Julia Bersin, Anna Rose and Mia Geiduschek, and Zachary and Cameron Tescher; and by her sister, Mrs. Sonia Dick, and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins in the U.S. and in Finland.

Born in 1924 and raised in Minnesota, she became a registered nurse and moved to Los Angeles to work at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Cedars-Sinai) where she met Sy, her husband of 53 years. After raising their four daughters, she received her B.A. in creative writing and art at San Francisco State University, graduating magna cum laude at the age of 61. An award-winning artist, her paintings are displayed in the homes of many. She will be remembered for her wit, devotion to family and friends, and her intellectual curiosity.

The Harris family belonged to Temple Sinai in Oakland. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakland Museum of California or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Hannah Hecht Barenbaum, 63 years old, died, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, on June 12, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Rabbi Michael Barenbaum for 42 years; mother of Naomi and Robert Leonard and Daniel and Michelle Barenbaum; grandmother of Sadie and Simon Leonard and Emma, Samuel, and Henry Barenbaum; sister-in-life of Rhona and Harvey Weinstein; beloved cousin and friend; and daughter of the late Benno and Hedy Hecht.

Hannah was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada — a place that continued to define her; lived for several years with her husband and children in and around Boston, Massachusetts; and settled in Tiburon, California 35 years ago. While Hannah was active in the Marin Jewish community and had a thriving psychotherapy practice, she was defined first and foremost by her love for, and dedication to, her family. She was a true partner to Michael, and nothing gave her greater pleasure than being surrounded by her children and grandchildren, who will miss her warmth and presence greatly.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 15, at 12 noon at Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA. Donations can be made in Hannah’s memory to Congregation Rodef Sholom as well as the John Chan Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (care of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115) and Dr. Charles Levenback’s Gynecological Oncology Research Fund (care of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mays Clinic, 1220 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030), both of which support the work of the doctors and teams who provided such compassionate comfort and care to Hannah. Service entrusted to Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary, San Rafael. (415) 459-2500

Richard I. Kadet, 67, of Redwood City, Calif., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2011 from injuries suffered in a cycling accident Memorial Day weekend.

Rick grew up in Seattle and then moved with his family to Phoenix. He had a 45-year career first with General Electric and then as Chief Financial Officer of several high tech companies. Since moving to California 16 years ago, he had worked with early stage and start up technology companies as a financial consultant and CFO, and was an active participant in both financial and technology organizations in Silicon Valley. He was also active in various roles at Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo, recently serving as Brotherhood President. An avid road biker for more than 35 years, Rick took part in many “centuries” across the country and organized bike rides in the Bay Area.

Rick is survived by Carol, his wife of 45 years, his children Ken (Sharon) Kadet of Minnetonka, Minn.; Robin (Tom Rosenbauer) Kadet of Pawlet, Vt.; and Greg (Brooke) Kadet of Tampa, Fla.; his grandchildren Ethan, Ryan, Justin, Jacob, and Anna Kadet and Brett Rosenbauer. He also leaves brothers Jeff Kadet and Ted Kadet, both of Seattle.

The memorial service was held on June 12 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, CA with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL. Donations may be made to the Peninsula Temple Beth El Brotherhood, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, or the charity of your choice.

Marion Ellen Isenberg Strauss, born on January 28, 1922 in Frankfurt, Germany, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011 at the age of 89. She left Germany in 1939 through Operation Kindertransport (later in life, she was interviewed and provided information for the documentary “Into the Arms of Strangers”) and lived in England until 1940. She then immigrated to America and made her home with the Bloom family of San Jose, where she finished high school, president of the Alpha Beta Society. In 1946, Marion became an American citizen, and proudly worked at the voting polls for many years. During the course of her life, she worked as a nurse’s aide for the American Red Cross, and at the Progress Newspaper as a bookkeeper.

She is survived by her children Linda, (Alan) Schwartz, Michael (Lyla) Strauss: grandchildren Brian (Caroline) Schwartz, Felicia Simmons, Marc Strauss: great-grandchildren Leah, Shawnee and Frances.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the loving care provided by the Jewish Home in San Francisco.

Private family services were held. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, 94112.