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Deaths for the week of Feb. 17, 2017

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Lois Fried

Lois passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, 2017.

A native San Franciscan, Lois was a giving and beloved member of the community. She volunteered for more than 20 years at the Jewish Home and enjoyed every minute of it. Lois loved people and had great enthusiasm for life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jay, in 1981. Lois is survived by her daughter Carole (Barry), grandson Darren (Kim), great-grandsons Chase and Reed, cousins Eric Weiss and Dan Alpert, extended family and many friends, all of whom she loved.

Contributions to Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, 2530 Taraval St., San Francisco, CA 94116 or Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122


Noah Stuart Hirsch, 65, passed away suddenly on Feb. 10, 2017, at his home in Palo Alto, California.

Noah was deeply devoted to his wife of 33 years, Shelley Ackerman, and their three children, Elana, Micah and Talia. His passing has left an irreparable hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him and were blessed to have experienced his gentle soul, kind words, effervescent wit and brilliant mind. Noah loved his family and friends and colleagues, and took great joy in their achievements and successes, supporting them and encouraging them every step of the way.

Noah was born in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 12, 1951, to Rosalyn and Robert Hirsch. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1969. He received his B.A. from George Washington University and his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. He was an attorney for Intuit, where he so admired his colleagues and friends and loved every minute of his work.

Noah knew everything there was to know about baseball, was a voracious reader and a loyal Warriors fan. Noah was always there for his family, and he took great pride in being able to provide for them any way he could, whether he was offering much-needed advice or going on his weekly trip to the farmer’s market to buy Sunday dinner.

Missing him forever are his wife Shelley Ackerman and his children, Elana, Micah and Talia Ackerman Hirsch; his siblings Alene Sternlieb (Steve), Andrea Hirsch (Darrell Delamaide,) Carolyn Walsh and Henry Hirsch (Laura Marvel).

Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center at, to honor Noah’s good name, his memory and to fulfill his passionate belief in the urgency of their work.

Sinai Memorial Chapel
(650) 369-3636


William (Bill) Samuel Mauskopf
Feb. 13, 1936–Jan. 29, 2017

Bill Mauskopf of Saratoga, California, passed away on Jan. 29, 2017, while surrounded by his family. Bill was a family man, an athlete, and a champion bridge player, attaining the title of Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. Bill grew up in Morristown, NJ, and graduated from Morristown High School in 1953. He attended Rutgers University where he played on the golf team and graduated with a B.A. in Business in 1957.

Bill was a loyal and proud employee of the Prudential Insurance Company where he worked his entire career, from 1957 to 1994, attaining the position of Vice President of Computer Systems in the Group Pension Department. He was the rare leader that was intelligent, precise, and compassionate, a combination that brought out the best in his team members.

As an athlete, Bill excelled at golf and skiing. An avid football fan, he was a New York Giants season ticketholder for over 30 years and a devoted fan of the Rutgers football team. Bill married Natalie Salzberg of Livingston, NJ, in 1969. They spent the next 37 years living in Springfield and subsequently New Providence, NJ, where they raised their children. In 2006, they moved to Saratoga, California, where they were active members of Temple Emanu-El in San Jose and then Congregation Beth David in Saratoga. Bill was a humanitarian, a devoted caregiver to his aunt and uncle, and a generous donor to numerous organizations, particularly those in support of Israel.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie, their two children, Eric (wife Sara) of San Francisco and Susan of Berkeley, as well as a granddaughter, Bryn Mauskopf, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Emanuel, his mother, Edith, and his brother, Robert. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to Bright Focus Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease research.


Robert Samuel Rosenzweig

At age 91 in San Francisco. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Abraham and Tillie Rosenzweig. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Regina Kirschner Rosenzweig, devoted sons David Abraham Rosenzweig and Carl Benjamin Rosenzweig (Frances), and adoring grandchildren Hannah Rivka, Avram Moshe and Rachel Miriam Rosenzweig.

Robert graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhB, B.S. and M.S. and enjoyed a career as a business systems analyst and a hand bookbinder. He had a deep interest in art and reading literature, especially the works of Anthony Trollope. He was a longtime member of the Hand Bookbinders of California, the Trollope Society, which read the works of Anthony Trollope together, and a weekly Talmud class.

Funeral services were held.

Sinai Memorial Chapel
(415) 921-3636