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June 15, 2018  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

GARY GORMIN, 74, of Texas, formerly of Clearwater, died May 25. Together with his wife Elaine, he was very active in the growth of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, including serving as temple president from 1983-1985. He is survived by his children and grandchildren.

WILLIAM “BILL” KRUTCHICK, 74, of Clearwater, died June 5. Born in the Bronx, he worked for many years as an accountant. He was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife Frances; daughters, Diane Baker and Sherry Slingsby; son David Krutchick; and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ESTHER PANTZER, 101, of Largo, died June 10. Born in Poland, she moved to the United States in 1937 and lived in Detroit and Oak Park, MI, for many years before moving to Florida. She worked at a family owned shop, Janée the Paper Place, for more than 25 years and was a longtime member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. She liked to gamble and enjoyed card games and remains the reigning champion of the card game “spite and malice.” Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Gary and Joyce Kolb, daughters and son-in-law, Renee and Manny Raimi, and Laurie Nosanchuk; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (Serenity Gardens Memorial Park)

STEVEN ELLIOTT PEARL, 58, of St. Petersburg, died June 11. A native of St. Petersburg, he worked for many years as a gemologist. He was a prior member of Congregation B’nai Israel as well as its Mitzvah Men’s Club. Survivors include his son, Devin Pearl; two brothers, Jeffry and Robert; and sister Beth Pearl Kraft. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

STEVEN PERSON, 60, of Safety Harbor, died May 29. He was born and grew up in St. Petersburg, attending Boca Ciega High School. He was a self-employed jewelry and antique dealer and collector, frequently visiting the jewelry shows around the state. He also was a Jelly Belly jewelry collector. Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, Ada; sons, Adam, Evan (Tanya) and Ezra; sister Amy; brother Jeff; and a grandson. The family suggests donations to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, www.christopherreeve.org. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

GEORGE J. ROSENTHAL, 93, of Oldsmar, died May 14. Born in Amityville, NY, he was a World War II Army veteran, receiving two Purple Hearts among his many other medals. He owned and operated The Corner Store in Larchmont, NY for many years, retiring to Florida in 1984. Survivors include his wife of 15 years Arlene; children Laurie and David Harmer, Nancy and David Jensen, Dan and Pam Rosenthal, Lisa and Joel Levinson, Elaine and John Schaefer and Alec and Don- na Paul; along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to TOP Jewish Foundation, www.topjewishfoundation.org. (Blount Curry West)

ALAN ZWIBEL, 94, of St. Petersburg, died May 17. He was originally from McKeesport, PA. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)


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