Gerhard (Jerry) Neuhaus
December 18, 1922 - December 6, 2018
Jerry Neuhaus passed away on December 6, just short of his 96th birthday. He was born and died on the fourth day of Chanukah. Jerry was a dedicated husband to Renée Neuhaus, the loving father of Sandy Edwards, Debbie (Gary) Frank, and Nancy Neuhaus; adoring grandfather of Gabriel and David Edwards, Naomi (Brad) Chusid, Jeremy (Jenn) Frank, and Marc (Xiu) and Eric (Narita) Samuel. One of the great joys of his life was to welcome the birth of his three great-grandchildren: Noah and Hannah Chusid, and Fiona Frank.
Born as Gerhard in Spangenberg, Germany, on December 18, 1922, he escaped the rising tide of antisemitism with his parents, Max and Flora Neuhaus and his sister Hilde in 1937. They traveled by ship through the Panama Canal to San Francisco. It was at Lowell high school that Jerry first met his future wife, Renée Cohn (who had immigrated from Germany herself in 1939). After he served in the US Army during WW II, they married and Jerry ran the family clothing store, Neuhaus Brothers, located in the Fillmore district.
After Jerry retired they traveled the world with their many friends. In 2007 they moved to Rhoda Goldman Plaza. Renée passed away in 2014. They had been married for 67 years.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:30 am at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St., at Geary, SF, followed by interment at Home of Peace, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to Congregation Beth Sholom, 1301 Clement St., SF, 94118, phone 415-221-8736, would be kindly appreciated.