Aline Meyer Berl

September 1, 1922–February 6, 2013

Aline passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco, surrounded by her children Douglas, Cathryn and Susan on February 6, 2013.

Aline was a third-generation San Franciscan. She attended Alamo, Katherine Delmar Burke School and Flintridge Academy.

She worked as an assistant personnel manager at Ransohoff’s Department Store.

During World War II, she enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. She served in Glenview, Illinois, Indiana and Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii.

She married the love of her life, Warren Berl, in 1948. Her love, support and encouragement were the strength behind such an accomplished man.

Aline’s volunteer accomplishments spanned over 35 years at California Pacific Medical Center. Her peers stated, “It is a great honor to work with you.” Her friends said, “She was a devoted friend to many.” Aline’s love and dedication to family, friends and volunteerism was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her.

She will be remembered for her quick wit and kind heart. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Her family would like to give special thanks for the care and devotion shown by Dr. James Davis, Francine, Virginia and Delsa her wonderful caregivers, Hospice by the Bay, Philippe and the staff at 1070.

Aline is survived by her devoted children: Douglas and Jane Berl, Cathy and Peter Deutsch and Susan Berl; her adoring grandchildren: Elizabeth, Michael, Natalie (Brian), Marion, Aleen, Jason, Shelby and Haley.

There will be no public service; however, donations in her memory may be made to the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter, 1700 Owens Street, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158 or Institute on Aging (IOA), 3575 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118.


Marjorie Karp, born in 1924 in San Francisco, passed away on February 5, 2013.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Dave Karp; devoted sons, Larry (Francy) and Rick Karp (Janet) and brother, Bruce Gilbert (Roberta). She was the loving grandmother of Howard, Sheri, Adrianna and David Karp and wonderful aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Marjorie met Dave at a USO dance and it was love at first sight. After Dave’s return from serving in Okinawa in 1946 they were married. They purchased Cole Hardware and worked side by side for many years.

Marjorie was active in the National Council of Jewish Women, Beth Israel Judea Sisterhood and City of Hope. She enjoyed playing mah-jongg and Pan, attending celebrations and traveling. Marjorie was thoughtful and caring — always one to help someone in need. She was friendly and outgoing and loved meeting people. She cared deeply for her family and friends and took an interest in each of their lives. She will be missed by many.

Services were held on February 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


Irving Harold Krulevitch

March 31, 1921–February 11, 2013.

Resident of Los Altos.

Irving was a bright, easy going and gentle man. He was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, the second youngest of five siblings.

He attended Horlick High School and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where his studies were interrupted by World War II. Irv fought in the European arena with the 69th Infantry Division and was routed through the South of France into Germany and Austria. He was part of the “Greatest Generation,” men and women who did their duty without expecting recognition.

After the war he finished his undergraduate studies at Madison and, taking advantage of the GI Bill, earned his MS degree in Food Technology at Cal Berkeley. His first job was with the 6th Army Medical Corp at Fort Baker, then with Curtis and Tompkins Analytical Labs in San Francisco. In 1959 he joined Barnes-Hind Pharmaceuticals in Sunnyvale, where he worked in the capacity of Director of Quality Control until his retirement.

His first marriage was to Sarah Rayor, with whom he had two daughters. In 1960 he married Susana Sanger, with whom he had two sons and a long and happy marriage. Irving enjoyed skiing, playing tennis and bridge. And yes, he did like to play blackjack in Las Vegas and on cruises. He was a member of Foothills Tennis and Swim Club and the Palo Alto Bridge Club. But first and foremost he was a loving family man.

He is survived by his wife Susana, his daughters Sharoan (Perry), Fern (Udi), his sons Tom (Britt) and Peter (Susie), seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

If you wish to recognize Irving’s life, consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders or any charity of your choice. A celebration of Irving’s life for family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Foothills Tennis Club, 3351 Miranda, Palo Alto.


Judy Arlene Podolsky, in Ashland, OR, on January 29, 2013 at age 74.

Born November 28, 1938 in Chicago, IL, Judy moved to California in 1965 with her husband, Joe Podolsky, and her first child, Jill. While in Chicago, Judy was a social worker. After the birth of her second child, Joni, she began her work as a Jewish educator by teaching Sunday school at Congregation Beth Am and became a certified Jewish educator. She worked at Temple Emanu-El in San Jose, Temple Sinai in Oakland and religious schools in Austin and Seattle. With a love for music, Judy went back to school and received a minor in choral directing so she could bring music into the lives of the children and adults at her temples.

Judy was passionate about Judaism, education, children, music and the arts. She inspired many people throughout her life, and left a lasting mark on the many kids she taught in Sunday School and with whom she worked as a Jewish Educator. Most recently she lived in Ashland, where she inspired a whole new group of people in her temple there.

Surviving her are her daughters Jill and Joni Podolsky, her sister Lynne Aronson and brother-in-law Mark Aronson.

A memorial service and reception will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at 12 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA.

Donations to Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos, Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland, or SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) in Ashland (


Sylvia Mills Salomon

March 27, 1922–Feb. 7, 2013

In Danville at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Salomon; loving mother of Diane Barde and Steven Salomon; adoring grandmother of Adam (Laura) Barde and Sarah (Matt) Wagner; great-grandmother of Benjamin, Joshua, Sage and Scarlett; dear sister-in-law of Julie Mills; aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Sylvia was born in Preinai, Lithuania. She was 15 when she along with her parents and siblings immigrated to the U.S. They settled in San Francisco where much of her extended family had already established their homes and businesses.

Sylvia graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in political science in 1942. During World War II she worked in the Human Resources Department at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, CA.

It was during the war that she met her husband, Jerome (Jerry) Salomon. They married in 1944 and shortly thereafter started their family. They celebrated nearly 60 years together until Jerry’s death in 2003.

Sylvia considered herself a professional volunteer. Among the many organizations she worked with were the National Council of Jewish Women, the San Francisco Hearing and Speech Center, Montefiore Senior Center, Menorah Park, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco. Her strong commitment led her to accept leadership positions on several boards of directors. In 1992 Sylvia and her husband were honored by Jewish Family and Children’s Services for their commitment to tzedakah. Sylvia was also a lifetime member of Theta Delta XI sorority.

Sylvia loved symphony, ballet, opera and theater … all that the city has to offer. For years she enthusiastically attended classes at the Fromm Institute.

She loved to surround herself with family and friends. For the holidays it never occurred to her that there was such a thing as too many. Tables would be put out wherever there was space; a bed was always available for an out of town visitor. It is not too much to say, especially in her later years, that friends and family were the mainstay of her life.

For Sylvia, her cup was always much more than half-full. She loved and was loved by many. She will be greatly missed.

Memorial Services were held Monday, February 11, 2013 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, S.F. Donations may be made to the Sylvia & Jerry Salomon Fund for Frail Elderly at San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services or the charity of your choice.

Sinai Memorial Chapel