Minnie Liss

On Aug. 28, 2011 surrounded by family, our dear wife and mother passed away in San Francisco, a Holocaust Survivor, born Nov. 3, 1930 in Vishkov, Poland.

Survived by her loving husband Norton Liss for almost 61 years, daughters Helen Liss (Bob), Esther Liss, Talia Levi (Larry) and dear brother Ben Weinbaum of Toronto, Canada, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Minnie enjoyed nature, taking walks, and preparing delicious holiday meals, but most of all she adored her husband, children and family.

Minnie will be remembered for her words of wisdom, sweet smile, sparkle in her eyes, and kind and generous ways. Minnie was truly a woman of honor. She will be forever in our hearts. Services were held Aug. 31, 2011, at Eternal Home, Colma. Donations in her memory to Congregation Chevra Thilim, 751 25th Ave., S.F., CA, 94121, American Lung Association, or to your favorite charity.

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Stephen Dale Misrack

Age 61, passed away on Sept. 9, 2011. Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend he will be remembered as a loving, caring and generous man.

Stephen Dale Misrack

He was born in San Francisco, the son of Lillian Ada (Shapiro) Misrack and Joseph Samuel Misrack. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and City College of San Francisco. He then went on to work in real estate sales and earned his brokers license shortly thereafter. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America Troop #183 of South San Francisco and Troop #42 of San Mateo. He gave his time throughout his life to those in need through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as the Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

He married Carol Jean Imber in 1976 and they had two boys. Steve enjoyed traveling, playing poker, watching the San Francisco Giants and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Carol, brother Martin (Carol A.) Misrack, sons Aaron (Katherine) Misrack and David Misrack and nieces Jill (Alvaro) Galbete and Kate Misrack.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations may be made in his memory to Boy Scouts of America Pacific Skyline Council at or Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

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Marion Mostny

Age 84, on Sept. 12, 2011. Born on May 22, 1927, immigrated to Chile in 1939, and moved to San Francisco in 1963. A remarkable woman who lived a remarkable life.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Kurt, and eldest daughter, Patricia Hejtmanek. Survived by children Daniela (Jan Van der Steen), Yvonne Nouri, David Mostny and Andrea Mostny. Grandchildren Jen (Tom Kriskey), Steven and Rory Hejtmanek, Jeroen and Elke Van der Steen, Julian, Renee and Jordan Nouri, Jacqueline Mostny, and great-grandchildren Abbie and Zoe Kriskey. Sister-in-law of Miryam Raphael, aunt of Jeanette Otus and Steven Raphael.

Memorial service held Sept. 15, 2011 at Peninsula Temple Sholom.  Donations to City of Hope or American Cancer Society.

Morris W. Rubesin

Morris W. Rubesin, 88 years old, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Stanford Hospital. He is survived by his wife Edith (nee Weitzner), his children Stephen (Ellen) Rubesin, Roslyn (Donald) Eigler and Philip Rubesin. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Hillary and Jeffrey Rubesin. Recently Morris and Edith celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family.

Morris was born in New York City on July 24, 1923. At age 2, he moved to San Francisco with his mother Blanche and father Jacob. Morris attended George Washington High School in San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering. Morris was a Fellow of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He was a pioneer of aeronautics at NACA, Ames Laboratory (forerunner of NASA) and he specialized in heat transfer and fluid dynamics. In 1958, Morris and three Ames colleagues formed Vydia, a small research firm. When he left Vydia he returned to Ames as Chief Scientist.

Morris was known for his gentle humor, his paintings and caricatures, his interest in art and architecture, but most of all his love for his family. He was well loved by his wife, children and grandchildren and will be missed but remembered with thankfulness. Private graveside services were held on Sept. 15 at Hills of Eternity in Colma. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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