Sol Langsam

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2012 at the age of 86. He leaves his beloved wife Jacqueline, having recently celebrated 60 years of marriage; loving father of Kathy Langsam (Neal Daneman), Marsha August (Andrew) and Carol Slamovich (Joseph), and his four cherished grandsons, Adam, Jason, Corey and Eric, and his step-grandsons Jeremy and Matthew Daneman.

Sol was raised in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and was awarded the “Purple Heart” and the Good Conduct Medal. He returned to San Francisco and graduated from University of San Francisco with a business degree.

Sol and Jacqueline moved to Marin County in 1957 where they raised their three daughters. He was the owner of a real estate development and property management business in Sausalito for over 50 years, Langsam Realty Company.

He was a lifelong member of Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael and was dedicated to several Jewish charities. He was a member of Ross Valley Tennis Club for thirty years. He started playing tennis in his 40s and played up until a few years ago.

Services were held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park in Colma. Donations may be made in Sol’s memory to Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.

Stephen L. Simon

Passed away on April 16, 2012 in San Francisco at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Bettie Marx Simon for 52 years; loving father of Jeri (Bruce) Bartfeld and the late Carol Ellen Simon; cherished grandpa of David (Michele) Bartfeld and Brian (Shelley) Bartfeld and great-papa of Alaina, Makenna, Jordana, Zachary and Abigail Bartfeld; devoted brother of Joan Shemanski and the late Lucien Simon Jr. and Alan Simon; dear brother-in-law to June Simon and Alvin Benas; proud uncle to many outstanding nieces and nephews.

Native of San Francisco. Graduate of Lowell High School and San Mateo Junior College. Former partner of Simon Brothers Gourmet Mart. Retired from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Loyal volunteer to many civic and charitable organizations as he enjoyed serving the public in all his endeavors. Lifelong member of Congregation Emanu-El. Devoted thanks to the Jewish Home for its excellent care of Mr. Simon over several years.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Home of Peace Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma. Donations to the Jewish Home of SF, 302 Silver Ave., S.F., CA 94112, or the National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH), 507 Polk St., Suite 420, S.F., CA 94102, phone (415) 775-6283, or the charity of your choice.

Alwin Steinfeld
, 90 years old, passed away on April 16th, 2012. He was born April 12, 1922, the son of Polish immigrants, Sarah and Samuel Steinfeld, in New York City. He was the oldest of four boys. He served in the Navy in World War II on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. After the war ended, the Hornet returned to San Francisco where he met the love of his life, Yvonne Cerf. They were married 65 years.

He was a machinist, design engineer, inventor and tinkerer extraordinaire. He retired from Hewlett Packard in 1987.

He was lifelong member of the Masonic Order.

He will be sorely missed by his wife, Yvonne, and his son Robert (Joyce) and his daughter Nancy (Carlos) and five grandchildren, Lindsay, Samuel (deceased) Simon, Elizabeth and Joshua, and his brothers, Leonard (Barbara) Steinfeld, Philip (Sherry) Steinfeld, William (June) Steinfeld, sister-in-law Barbara Eber and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He loved his family and understood the importance of maintaining close family ties.

A memorial service was held at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma.

Donations may be made to Diabetes Association, Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Sinai Memorial Chapel