Deaths

Faye Yanover Korb passed away peacefully on April 23 after a courageous battle with cancer. Faye is survived by her beloved children, Joshua, Natanya and Daniel Korb, her mother, Ida Yanover, and brother, Jonathan Yanover. She was predeceased by her brother Michael and father Abraham. Faye devoted her life to her children and to community service. She will be remembered by the many people to whose lives she brought joy, compassion and love.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Orange County Women’s Health Project. To share memories, please visit http://tinyurl.com/hs4n6hu

Esther Shirley LaPedis (née Schwartz), 76, died on May 8, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Born on May 24, 1939 in San Francisco, where she grew up, she lived and raised her family in Daly City for 39 years and spent the last 14 years in San Mateo.

Beloved daughter of the late Mark and Gertrude Schwartz. Loving sister of the late Bob Schwartz. Devoted wife of Bernard LaPedis for 56 years. Dear mother of Michyle LaPedis (Karim Lazrak), Steve LaPedis and Jack (Stephanie) LaPedis. Caring grandmother of Gabriel Lazrak, Zachary and Emerson LaPedis, and Sarah and Ryan LaPedis. She was also a loyal friend and a central hub of Bay Area Jewish geography (she could establish instant connections when meeting people for the first time).

In addition to caring for her family and home, she was a legal, business and elementary-school secretary, PTA officer, Girl Scout troop leader, Cub Scout den leader, part-time college student, school sports team mom and van driver. She was devoted to leading her George Washington High School (S.F.) class reunion committee for 40 years. She loved to talk and tell stories, eat good food, travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Services will be held at noon on Friday, May 13 at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of your choice.

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Madlyn Stein, born Aug. 24, 1936, passed away peacefully in her sleep from lung cancer on May 1, 2016. She was the fiercely devoted wife of 56 years to Thomas Stein, beloved mother of Ellen and Fred Stein (Julie Pitta), and loving grandmother to Joshua and Emma Miller and Olivia Stein.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, into a large immigrant Jewish family, Madlyn was a pioneer. The first girl to become a bat mitzvah in Dayton, Ohio, she attended Bryn Mawr College on a scholarship — and with secret seed money from her mother — despite the discouragement of her father.

She and Tom met in Pennsylvania, married, had children and relocated to San Francisco in 1962. After raising two children, obtaining a master of public health degree from U.C. Berkeley and working on local environmental issues, she returned to her first ambition of becoming a physician. Madlyn began Stanford Medical School and at the age of 40 was the oldest student ever to have been admitted to the program. Her career in occupational medicine took her to Africa and South America, where she traveled widely, and established medical clinics to ensure the health and safety of mine workers. This not being enough, she operated the Travel Doctor, a small business in San Francisco preparing international travelers with necessary medications and vaccines.

Fun and funny, especially after a Bombay Sapphire martini, Madlyn played the violin, read voraciously, attended opera and symphony rehearsals, loved and supported nature, was committed to social justice issues and wove together a large network of family members and friends for social and spiritual events. A woman of tremendous wisdom and strength, she will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Donations in Madlyn’s name may be made to booksforafrica.org, Lung Cancer Alliance or Congregation Sherith Israel.

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