Austin John Biro

Died tragically March 14, 2013 at age 29. Beloved son of Steve Biro his father and Nancy Manley, Ilene his mother and Frank Henwood. Grandson of Joan LaPedis. Brother of Marci, stepbrother of Dustin, Heather and Amber. Also survived by aunts Marlene and Judy, uncle Ron and many loving cousins and relatives. Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 49 Stevenson St., Room 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104 preferred.

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Barbara (Leuty) Casaretto

November 11, 1951–April 3, 2013

Barbara Casaretto passed away on April 3 in Mountain View, CA, following treatment for cancer. She was loved by everyone who knew her and had many friends in the Bay Area and throughout the country.

Barbara was born in San Francisco on November 11, 1951, where she lived until moving to San Carlos in the late 1950s. Barbara was a 1969 graduate of Carlmont High School; she graduated from Cañada College with an A.A. degree and later graduated from Chico State with a B.A. in Sociology.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Barbara worked in library services at Stanford University and for the Peninsula library system. More recently, Barbara worked for several years for TA Associates, Menlo Park.

She taught ESL and volunteered for the Shelter Network, the Maple Street Shelter and various charitable projects associated with Peninsula Temple Beth El and Samaritan House.

She was preceded in death by parents Earl Leuty of San Carlos and Vera Leuty of Sunnyvale, and by sister Rose Seibert. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Ali Casaretto of San Carlos, brothers Paul Leuty of San Jose and Eric Leuty of Frisco, TX; sister Earline; several aunts, nieces, nephews and many cousins in the Bay Area, elsewhere in California and in Oregon; loving companion of five years, Al Baca of San Jose; former husband and friend, Eugene Casaretto; Mark, Paula, Emily and Tony Casaretto of Redwood City; and many, many friends.

Contributions in her memory can be made to these organizations: The American Cancer Society, Shelter Network Burlingame, CA, or the charity of your choice.

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Rose Jessica Kaufman Freedman

November 7, 1905–April 3, 2013

Born on November 7, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland, Rose came to San Francisco as a young child and resided in the City throughout the rest of her life. She was a student at Girls’ High and later attended Business College. For all her adult years, Rose was very active in the community. She was a member of Congregation Sherith Israel and was on their board of Leisure League for many years. She was a life member of Hadassah, as well as a Charter and Life member of Faith Guild, City of Hope. She also belonged to Jewish Women International. And she continued to be a volunteer for Jewish Family and Children’s Services until she was over 100 years old. Rose was also a world traveler, visiting 55 countries throughout her life.

Rose lived at Vintage Coventry Park in S.F. for many years and was grateful for the care and attention given her during her residency. She was especially fond of her caretaker Rebecca.

Beloved wife of the late Melvin Kaufman and the late Louis N. Freedman. Devoted mother to Dr. Allan H. Kaufman and daughter-in-law Shirley, both deceased; Bruce R. Kaufman of Lafayette and daughter-in-law Nancy (as well as deceased daughter-in-law Susan); and the late Dr. Clifford L. Kaufman. Loving stepmother to Carol and George Hutchinson of Los Gatos and Russell B. Freedman of New York City.

Adoring grandmother to Kenneth Kaufman (and wife Marti, deceased); Dr. Donald Kaufman; Gerald Kaufman; David Kaufman and wife Julie; Joel Kaufman and wife Jessica; Dana Jagelski; Rick Hutchinson and wife Carolyn; Julie Tidd and husband Michael; Alexis and Ricardo Martinez.

She was affectionately GG Rose to great-grandchildren Scott, Mathew, Dustin, Erin Claire, Brian, Jessica, Kevin, Jacob, Natalie, Maya, Deanna, Ella and Sofia and was thrilled to recently become a great-great-grandmother to Carter Capri.

Beloved sister of the late Freda Loeb and the late Leon Cohn. Beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose had a beautiful outlook on life. She was warm and friendly with a wonderful sense of humor. She was also incredibly generous, always giving from the heart. During her 107 years she charmed all who knew her and will be remembered with joyous thoughts and love.

Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel on April 7.

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Florence Friedman, beloved wife of the late Morris Friedman, loving mother of Dennis and Beverly Travlos, and mother-in-law of Margaret Travlos. Devoted grandmother of Renee Travlos and sister-in-law of Annette Neumark. She will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Private arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel, Redwood City, with inurnment at Hills of Eternity, Colma.

Leonard Goldberg

Leonard Goldberg, 81, died March 13 in Tucson, Arizona. He had moved there recently from El Cerrito with his wife, Shirley, and son, Aaron.

Mr. Goldberg was born in the Bronx, New York City, and spent his early days in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. For 32 years he owned Lensart Studio in Berkeley. Mr. Goldberg was active in the Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area where he received awards for his photography.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his daughter, Tina Rosenbaum (Evan), his brother, Jerome Goldberg, and extended family in California, Arizona, Florida and Maryland. Burial was in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson.

Linda Adele Schneit (Tuchman)

Sept. 10, 1953–April 7, 2013

Walnut Creek, CA

Linda passed away peacefully at 59 after a short but spirited fight against Multiple Myeloma. Brought up in Southern California and attended Fairfax H.S. and UCLA, but eventually made her way to the Bay Area. Settled in Walnut Creek with husband Andy, working as a freelance bookkeeper and jewelry maker. Her hobbies included tap dancing and reading.

Linda was predeceased in 1997 by her father, Louis Tuchman, but is survived by her husband, Andy Schneit, son Alex Schneit, mother Susan Tuchman, brother Allen Tuchman and many adoring in-laws, nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and cousins … not to mention friends too numerous to list!

Services were held at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette on April 10 with interment at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Briones, CA.

Bertha Segal

June 19, 1921–April 3, 2013

Passed away peacefully in Palo Alto. Bea was a longtime resident of the Hyatt Classic Residence. She and her late husband, Samuel Segal, moved to California from Boston with their two daughters in the mid-1950s. Bea is survived by her children, Carol P. Dollinger (Michael) of Hillsborough and Harriet Von Luft Hernandez (David) of Fountain Valley, as well as her grandchildren, David Dollinger of Atherton, Steven Dollinger of San Francisco, Barrie Mengarelli (Michael) of Hillsborough, Michelle Dollinger of Atherton, Stacey Roselli (Derick) of Huntington Beach and Scott Von Luft (January) of Irvine.

She will be deeply missed by her great-grandchildren Danielle, Cole and Chase Dollinger; Jake, Alex and Analise Mengarelli; Mia and Ella Roselli; and Baron and Juliet Von Luft. A wise, witty and selfless woman who was loved deeply by all her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made in her honor to a cancer society of your choice.

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