Voila, Maxine Rudy made some of her old documents available to Robert Weber, who recently scanned them and made them available to me. In those documents was the above newspaper clipping.
Although the clipping is not referenced as to the specific newspaper publisher, we now know that he passed in Lakeport, Lake County. Mere minutes later I searched the California deaths database for 1930 - 1939 and found a Max Bernstein who died in Lake County on September 5, 1932. I subsequently located his obituary in the Oakland Tribune, published on September 9th - so we have found Max!
So to Maxine and Bob - I say thank you.
To everyone else I say please share birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, photos, relevant documents, etc. with those who are doing this research - you never know what will turn up!
Also, please share interesting stories about some of our relatives as I am certainly open to other posters on this blog besides myself.