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Marin Independent Journal
Dec. 3, 2002
Helene Lebow was born October 24, 1920, in San Francisco to Dagmar and Irving Bock. She was a third generation San Franciscan and lived in Marin County for 55 years. She was the wife of Arthur M. Lebow, an early Marin County attorney who died in 1992 after 49 years of marriage. Together, they built a family cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains and spent many memorable times there. She attended Washington High School in San Francisco and later earned a B.A. in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley in 1942. She received a teaching credential from San Francisco State College and taught reading and study skills for more than 20 years with the Dewitt Reading Clinic at the Dominican and San Domenico campuses. Within the community, Helene was active in the Sunny Hills Guild, the Marin Art and Garden Center, Hospice of Marin; and as a devoted lover of animals, she volunteered for the Adoptions Program at the Marin Humane Society. Having overcome breast cancer herself at the age of 38, she counseled others facing similar challenges. She died November 29, 2002, at the age of 82, in San Rafael. Helene was the mother of Carole d’Alessio and her husband Jon, of Ross, and the grandmother of Bradley and Matthew d’Alessio.
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