Ruth Wolman Leddel

Ruth Wolman Leddel was born December 31, 1918 and passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2015. She was born to Minnie and Philip Wolman in Chicago. Her family moved to Los Angeles and she attended Third Street, John Burrows and Los Angeles High. She later attended University of Southern California where she was affiliated with Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and met her late husband of 60 years, Harry Leddel. Ruth and Harry made their home in San Diego where their first two children, Bart and Rolly, were born. From there they moved to San Marino, California, where their son, Phil, was born. Ruth was devoted to PTA, Council of Jewish Women, City of Hope and Temple Beth David in the San Gabriel Valley, and made herself available to whatever needed to be done. Ruth and Harry enjoyed a beautiful life in Southern California, particularly their retreat home in Rancho Mirage. In 2005, Ruth sold the family home and moved up to San Mateo, California, where she loved and lived a wonderful life with new friends and being with more family.

Ruth is survived by her children, Bart (Cindy), Rolly, Phil (Florie), seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Ruth is also mourned by her sister-in-law, Shirley Wolman, her niece, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, California. Donations may be made in her memory to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 120 Wall St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005 ( or a charity of your choice.

Edith Haberman Levin

Edith Haberman Levin peacefully passed in her sleep on April 13, 2015. Born in Ohio on June 21, 1921, she moved to San Francisco in 1937, where she completed high school at George Washington. Her career started with The Emporium, and then moved on to Pacific Bell, the Haberman family business, Grison’s Steak House, and concluded with Associated Tax Consultants when she was in her mid-80s.

Edith traveled extensively both abroad and in the United States. For her 92nd birthday she ventured out to see her family and so off she flew to Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota. Again at the age of 93, she flew to Casper, Wyoming, to meet her newest great-grandchild. Edith was a lady who always offered help to anyone who needed it. She wanted to please people. Regardless of how much work it was for her, she juggled her schedule to fit everyone else’s needs.

Edith will be reunited with her parents Harry and Becky Haberman; her husband of 59 years, Paul; son Michael; brother Louis Haberman and sister Anne Lebenberg. She will be eternally missed by her children who were her reasons for living: Dan and wife Evelyn Levin; Barbara and husband Harry Lax; and Steve and wife Pam Levin. An opportunity to spend time with her six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren was never missed by Edith. She lit up their lives with the same light that they lit hers. She was a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews as well.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 16, at Home of Peace Chapel and interment was at Salem Memorial Park, Colma, California.

Dr. Sidney L. Phillips (Ph.D.)

Sidney L. Phillips was born in Salem, Massachusetts. and grew up there. One of his favorite sayings was from a shop in Salem: “Always use your head when buying a hat.” After service in the U.S. Army as an MP, he went to Boston University to obtain his A.B. degree in chemistry. Sidney’s interest in electrochemistry lead him to go back to school for an A.M. at Dartmouth followed by a Ph.D. in electroanalytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.

Preferring research, Sid worked at IBM, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and his own Camatx/Basic Chemistry. The work gave publications, grants and presentations all over the world.

Sid enjoyed his family, movies (particularly older ones) and home brewing. He was active in the American Chemical Society and Chess clubs. Sid served as officers in both.

He passed away on July 28, 2015. Sidney is missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucia; three sons, Michael, David and Daniel; and two grandchildren, David and Rachel.

Susi Robinson

June 23, 1928-August 1, 2015

Born in Berlin, Germany, Susi was taken to safety in England by the Kindertransport in January 1939. In 1949, Susi married her beshert, Johnny Robinson, and in 1957 they had one daughter, Lynn. They came to the U.S. in 1967. Susi was an active member of B’nai B’rith Women, Hadassah and ORT. She baked cakes for convalescent homes and gave wherever she could. Susi was an avid mah-jongg player till the end. Susi’s love burned so brightly that her body could no longer contain her light. She died peacefully with her daughter holding her hand, in her home in San Rafael, California. Her spirit is with us always. Donations to or