Jules Burstein

Jules Burstein, Ph.D., died at his home in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 24, 2012. Jules’ 70 years were enriching to so many. Jules was the beloved father of Shira and Max, adoring grandfather of Chloe and Emilie, loving brother of Rob, Harry and Cindy, father-in-law of Jordan, beloved uncle of Russ, Steve, Luz, Jennifer, Carly and Carl. Jules was a loyal friend to many on both the East and West Coasts.

Jules graduated from Brooklyn College, NYU and the New School in New York and the CSPP in San Francisco. He was dedicated to his work as both a psychotherapist and forensic psychologist. Jules served in the Peace Corps in Africa in the 1960s and remained devoted to liberal and humanistic causes in both his community and the wider world. He will be missed by family and friends and will remain an inspiration to those who knew him and were touched by the beauty of both his mind and his heart. Contributions in his honor may be sent to Amnesty International or Doctors Without Borders.

Annette Dobbs

At home in San Francisco on March 19, 2012 with her family around her. Beloved wife of the late Harold S. Dobbs; loving mother of Stephen and Victoria Dobbs, Marilyn Dobbs Higuera, Greg and Carol Dobbs, Cathy and Phil Goldstein, and the late Rusty Dobbs; devoted grandmother of Aaron and Marissa, Susana and Jeff, David and Jesse, Jason and Jill, Alex, Joshua, Gabriel, Noah G., Noah D., Ari, and Hallie; and great-grandmother of Jordan, Ryan and Elliot.

Daughter of the late Vera Lehrer. Sister of Harvey and Nancy Lehrer, the late Pearl and Al Slayen, and the late Harold and Lee Lehrer. She also was a loving aunt and dear friend to many.

Annette was an extraordinary and passionate woman who mentored many people and whose good deeds influenced many lives. Special thanks from Annette’s family to Dr. James Davis and the caregivers and staff from JFCS Seniors at Home, and San Francisco Towers.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 25 at Congregation Emanu-El, Lake and Arguello, San Francisco. Private interment took place at Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma. Contributions to Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105 (, Brandeis Hillel Day School, 655 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132 (, Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112 (, or Israel Education Fund (earmarked “The Rusty Dobbs Pre-Kindergarten in Tiberias, Israel”), attn. Marilyn Wechsler, 25 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York City, NY 10004-1010.

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Albert A. Steiner, M.D.

Dec. 6, 1916–March 12, 2012

In San Francisco. Beloved husband of Louise Steiner for 65 years; loving father of Linda (Mark) Schuman, Mark (Mary) Steiner, and Keith Steiner (deceased); adored grandfather of Emily and Keith Schuman and Alissa, Katie and Scott Steiner.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Steiner graduated from University of Toronto Medical School. He served as an officer and physician in Europe in the U.S. Army during WWII. Dr. Steiner was an eye physician and surgeon in San Francisco for 50 years, and was Chief of Staff at Greens’ Eye Hospital and then in private practice.

Private services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park in Colma. Donations to the Keith Evan Steiner Memorial Library Fund at JFCS, 2150 Post St., San Francisco, 94115, preferred.

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