Deaths

Jeanne Berenice Alper

Jeanne Berenice Alper died on Aug. 10, 2011. She was a loving wife of 49 years to Dr. Philip Alper, who passed away last year, and a cherished mother and grandmother to her three children and four grandchildren.

Born Aug. 29, 1936 to Aron and Tauba Sliwka in Paris, France, Jeanne was the fifth of seven children. She became an orphan at age 7 as a result of the Holocaust and was raised in schools throughout France. She earned a baccalaureate degree and worked as a social worker before meeting Philip Alper, a U.S. Army medical officer serving in France.

Jeanne followed Philip to New York and they married in Brooklyn on March 4, 1960. After Philip completed his medical residency, they drove across the country to live in San Francisco, moving to Burlingame in 1964. A full-time mother and homemaker, she also taught French for several years at Mills High School in Burlingame and, in her 40s, earned a bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University, graduating with honors.

Jeanne became a proud American citizen after 25 years in the United States. Passionate about classical music, literature and history, she was a voracious reader. She and Philip together were world travelers, pursuing their interests around the globe.

A wonderful mother and grandmother, always sweet, funny and full of stories, she was deeply loved by her family. The recent loss of her husband to cancer was a tragedy, but the family finds solace in knowing that Philip and Jeanne are now together again.

She is survived by son Glenn Alper (Lynne) of Orinda, son Marc Alper (Robin) of Novato, and daughter Nicole Alper of New York, as well as grandchildren Teddy, Evelyn, Elliot and Lauren, sister Yvette of Israel, and brothers Andre and Albert of France.

A memorial service for both Philip and Jeanne was held at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein, formerly of Burlingame, CA. passed away in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 12 at age 71.

Married almost 50 years to his beloved wife, Bobbie. Devoted father of Jeff (Kendra), Mark (Lauren), and the late David Goldstein. Proud and adored Grandpa Mickey of Amelia, Olivia, Jack and Evan. Loving brother-in law of Sydney and George Levine. Cherished uncle of Craig, Cari and Shana Levine. Dear and gentle friend to many.

Michael lived a courageous life following a massive stroke 71⁄2 years ago.

Graduate of UCSF School of Pharmacy and Pharmacist/Owner for almost 40 years. Avid sports enthusiast. Known for his kind and sweet ways and beautiful smile. Family and friends will miss him with all their hearts. Services were held at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame. Donations to St. Jude Children’s Leukemia Fund or Peninsula Temple Sholom Preschool Fund, preferred.

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Margot Nassau

Born in Dortmund, Germany, and a former resident of San Francisco, Margot (97) passed away in South San Francisco.

Margot was the beloved wife of the late Herbert H. Nassau and is survived by her children: Joan (Bill) Fosbery and Allen Nassau; grandmother of Laurie (John) Pennington, Jeffrey (Susan) Addleman, Rachel Addleman; great-grandmother of Matthew, Jennifer, Nathan, Joshua, Zachary.

Margot ran a day care at her home for 34 years. She received awards for volunteering at San Francisco’s Cabrillo School, recognizing her for her 10 years of dedicated service. Margot enjoyed working in her garden, baking, collecting recipes, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, drying flowers and reading as well as hosting family get-togethers. She was a longtime member of Congregation Emanu-El and B’nai B’rith Golden Gate Chapter #1372.

At her request, the family held a private service at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma. Donations may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 1291 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Suite 225, Foster City, CA 94404 or charity of your choice.

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