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Memorial for LEONORE STEINER FOORMAN

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Graveside: Private Service
Memorial Contribution: Hadassah
Memorial Contribution: The Sierra Club - San Francisco Bay Chapter
2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite I
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 848-0800
Memorial Contribution: Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 451-3263

Leonore Steiner Foorman

August 12, 1929 - November 28, 2023

Leonore Foorman passed away peacefully on November 28, 2023, at St. Paul's Towers in Oakland, CA at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Carl T. Foorman, Jr., and her great-granddaughter, Zoe Foorman. She leaves behind sons, David (Robin) Foorman and Bill (Jackie) Foorman, and daughters, Ann Foorman and Gail Foorman (Craig Tovey); as well as grandchildren Rachel (Omer) Ayfer, Max Foorman, Steve (Janine) Nutche, Nathan Foorman, Sean (Tessa) Foorman, Ben Foorman and William Tovey; great grandchildren, Zeki and Reza Ayfer, Levi and Evie Foorman, Janelle and Sydney Nutche, and Isla Foorman; niece, Leslie Fink; nephew, Peter (Shelly) Fink, and many dear cousins and friends.

Leonore (known fondly by many as Lindy) was born in Vancouver British Columbia to Ann and Bill Steiner and was the younger sister of Irene Fink. She attended the University of British Columbia where she majored in English and years later earned her Masters Degree in Health Education from San Francisco State University.

Lindy was always adventurous and independent. She traveled to remote areas as a flight attendant on DC-3s for Canadian Pacific Airlines. She subsequently moved to San Francisco, worked for American Airlines, and met Carl (who had been widowed) and his three children. They were all married in August of 1961. She instantly became a mom of three and then gave birth to Gail a year later.

Lindy and Carl had a wonderfully vibrant life together, had many, many friends and traveled the world. In addition to her work in the airline industry and in the field of health education, Lindy was also the originator of The Riders Guide, an auto tape tour company that guided visitors to several sites in Northern and Central California. She loved the outdoors, was an avid hiker, skier and beachcomber and was a lifelong member of Hadassah and the Sierra Club.

Her generosity of spirit as mother, grandmother, friend and matriarch will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hadassah, Temple Sinai of Oakland, CA, or The Sierra Club.