Sunday, August 18, 2013

Funeral service

Gene will be buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto on Monday, August 19 at 2:30 pm with a simple graveside service. You are welcome to join the family there and at a reception at Etz Chayim in Palo Alto immediately following the service. The family will be at the reception until about 5 pm.

Alta Mesa Memorial Park
695 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA

For those of you that have not been to a Jewish burial, here are some guidelines that might be useful.

Attire should be modest, somber and respectful of the occasion. Clothes do not need to be black, and suits are not required. Chose clothing you might wear to court versus the more cheerful attire you might wear to church or a wedding.

This funeral will take place outdoors in the middle of the afternoon, so dress appropriately for the heat and sun. The reception will be in an indoor sanctuary hall.

There is no expectation that people will bring anything to a Jewish funeral. Please do not bring flowers, gifts or food to this event. Cards or photos of Gene are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's memory can be made to Operation Homefront, Gene's favorite charity at the time of his death.

Please note the brief explanation of Jewish mourning traditions.