Ernest Bloomfield

Loving father, grandfather and friend passed away on the 13th of February, 2013 at the age of 75. Ernie was born on August 19, 1937 in Berlin Germany. Loving brother to Irene Werner, loving father to Suzanne (Thomas) King, Leslie (Monty) Galvin, proud grandfather to Stephen King, Deborah King, Tami (Damian) Hill, Jenny (Matt) Palomar and David Fluckiger.

Ernie is preceded in death by his father and mother, Herbert and Alice Bloomfield, and niece Vicki Elnick. He had the gift of friendship, love, compassion and most of all charity.

Affectionately known as Ernie, he started his business Ernest Bloomfield & Associates in San Francisco over 40 years ago. Prior to starting his business, he served in the Marine Corp and Army from 1956-59. His charitable passions were his non-profits (Haight-Ashbury Clinic; Vine Village, Napa; L.A. Conservation Corps, to name a few). He loved his racehorses, Erniewho and Danzin with Franklin. He loved his Bay Area sports teams, and on any given Sunday you could find him in his 1970s chair and ottoman cheering on his favorite teams. He was also a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Ernie could likely be found after work at his favorite hangout the Big 4, sitting in his favorite stool at the end of the bar. Ty already had his favorite glass of cab ready to go. Dad, grandpa and dear friend, we will miss you.

Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco with the burial at Calvary Cemetery in Hollister. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Ernie’s favorite charities.

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Tanette Estelle Goldberg

Feb. 14, 1926–Feb. 12, 2013

Passed away at age 86 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Daniel; loving mother of Dena and husband John, Lawrence and wife Philleen, Steven and Kayla; adoring grandmother of Ashley, Rachael, Sarah, Daniel, Adam and Rebecca.

Tanette graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Chemistry. Past president of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. Tanette will be missed and remembered as a singer in the Temple Emanu-El choir, and as one who graciously shared her wisdom and insight with candor, warmth and humor, making her a guiding light and inspiration to her large extended family and dozens of close friends.

Memorial services were held Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations to the San Francisco JCRC or National Council of Jewish Women would be kindly appreciated.

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Myron Harband

October 29, 1921–February 8, 2013

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son Myron passed away at the age of 91, surrounded by his loving family. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Myron was the son of William and Barbette Harband, and was the younger brother (by eight minutes) of his identical twin, Monroe.

Myron was married to devoted wife Eileen for 60 years and was the proud father of Babs, Howard and Keith (Roxanne) and adored grandfather of Emilia and Matt.

Myron was a partner for many years with the Continental Vogue Luggage Co. of San Francisco, a luggage manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and repair depot whose Harband family-run beginnings date back to 1890.

Myron was a proud veteran of World War II, serving with distinction in the Pacific Theater, and was part of the first wave of American servicemen who stormed the beaches of the Philippine Islands to liberate the country from Japanese occupation. General Douglas MacArthur arrived hours after this invasion to announce that “he had returned to the Philippines.”

His many acts of love and kindness, generosity of spirit and sense of humor that touched us all will continue to live on in his family, many friends and charitable causes that he supported. With gratitude and respect for a life well-lived, we all miss him and think of him.

Services and interment were private.

The Harband Family prefers that charitable donations be made in his name to the Myron Harband Memorial Cancer Research Fund at City of Hope.

City of Hope

Attn.: Gift Administrator

1500 E. Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

(800) 535-7119 ext. 62635

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Fred Siegfried Isak

July 5, 1914–February 17, 2013

Sigi (Fred Siegfried) Isak passed away at home embraced by loved ones in San Francisco on February 15, 2013. Born in Berlin in 1914, Sigi was deported to Poland as a young man. He married Rachel in Bochnia Ghetto in 1943 before being sent to several concentration camps including Grossrosen. Liberated and subsequently reunited with Rachel. Immigrated to America in 1951. Survived by daughters Gita Isak and Karen (Chuck) Amital, and grandchildren Eden and Jesse Amital. Kind, loving, generous and strong, he was greatly loved by family and friends and will be deeply missed.

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Lynda Kaplan

Aug. 5, 1940–Feb. 15 2013

Resident of Millbrae

Lynda Kaplan, 72, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Lynda was born in the Bronx, New York, to the late Elise Sohmer and Irving Risch. Lynda moved to San Francisco when she was a young girl. Lynda is survived by her loving husband Phillip of 52 years. Her children Howard (Debi) of Redwood City, Brian (Cindy) of Vancouver, Washington, Edward (Socorro) of San Carlos. Grandchildren Ashley, Max, Michael, Stephanie and Ryann. Loving sisters Joyce and Martie, brothers Phillip and Alan. Sisters-in-law Goldie and Beverly; brother-in-law Martin. Lynda will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews.

Lynda worked at the Diet workshop and Bond Cleaners for many years. Lynda enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and New York, and cruising to warm-weather ports of call. Lynda enjoyed tending to her garden and her many orchids. Lynda loved to shoe shop and spend time with her grandchildren. Lynda was creative in needle point and knitting. Her sweaters and blankets are treasured by all family members. Later in life Lynda found a new passion, performing with the Jewish Women Drama Group.

Lynda will be missed by all who loved her.

Services and interment at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma.

Donations can be made to Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega St., San Francisco, CA 94122.

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Shoshana LeVine

January 30, 2013

Our mother, Shoshana Desa Wolk LeVine, was born October 12, 1926, and died January 30, 2013. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent 69 of her 86 years, she was the only child of Rabbi Samuel Joseph Belmont Wolk (z”l) and Dena Gertrude Morgenstern Weiss (z”l). She graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1944 and the University of Cincinnati in 1948. She married our father, Leslie Isadore Lee LeVine (z”l), in 1949 and they remained married until his death in 1996. She raised two sons before she returned to school and work.

She earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate from U.C., and she was a skilled psychologist and therapist for over 20 years. She was also a family oriented, caring person. Over the course of her life, she spent many years as the primary caregiver for other family members who were ill, including our father’s two older sisters, her own aunt, her own mother and our father. After our father died, our mother began to show signs of dementia and ultimately this disease robbed her of who she was. In 2000, we moved her to Mountain View, California, so that we could better provide care for her locally.

She is survived by her two sons, Elchanan (formerly known as Laurence Craig “Larry” LeVine) and David Howard LeVine, her daughter-in-law, Lisa Beth Mark, and her two granddaughters, Sasha Ilise Mark “Shira” LeVine, and Leah Rachel Mark LeVine.

Arrangements were made by Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco. Services held at Weil Funeral Home, Cincinnati, Ohio. Memorial contributions to the National Council of Jewish Women, the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

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