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    In Memoriam: Ann Biderman, Former President of the Rossmoor Lesbian Social Club

    By Kit Kennedy–

    Ann F, Biderman, 67, a Rossmoor resident, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on July 2, 2022.  

    Ann had flair and a zest for life. As President of the Rossmoor Lesbian Social Club (RLSC), she expertly guided RLSC during the height of COVID by quickly moving existing activities to Zoom and creating new ways to connect virtually, such as dancing and storytelling. Under President Ann’s creative leadership, RLSC thrived. 

    She was the essence of joie de vivre. She loved music and sang, played drums and guitar, and relished jamming with others. She was an inspiring DJ who also loved dancing. Ann had an impish smile and a knack for turning something as mundane as grocery shopping into an adventure. She immersed herself in nature, marveling at hummingbirds, whales, and everything in between.  

    Wildflower season was her holiday time. Travelling brought Ann joy, especially if it included an alfresco meal in Italy. Back at Rossmoor, Ann enjoyed pickleball and golf.  

    She was a professional bookkeeper and organizer, holding leadership offices in the National Organization of Organizers. Ann was also active in Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors. Above all, Ann loved her family and her circle of friends.     

    She was a first generation American, born in Dallas of two Holocaust survivors. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from UT Austin. Living in Austin after college, Ann eventually moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spent most of her adult life. Boy-howdy, Ann never lost her Texas accent.  

    Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Helen Prengler Biderman. She was the beloved sister of Linda (Barry) Hoffer and brother Stanley and wife Kathryn Minette. She was a loving and attentive aunt to nephews and nieces Hollan Hoffer, Andrea (Matt) Silverman, Harlo Hoffer, and Zach (Annie) Biderman.  

    Additionally, she is survived by six great nieces, Lexi, Sammy, Justice, Casey, Davie, and Noa; uncles; and many cousins. A Celebration of Life for Ann Biderman was held at Rossmoor on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 4 pm in the Fireside Room. Donations in her name can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, or the Contra Costa Food Bank.  

    Kit Kennedy is the Poet-in-Residence of the “San Francisco Bay Times” and at herchurch Ebenezer Lutheran ( ). She has published 5 poetry collections, and for several years hosted the poetry series at Gallery Café. For more information, please visit her blog:

    In Memoriam
    Published on September 22, 2022