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March 8, 2013  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

ETHEL (WEINER) AMATO, 91, of Largo, formerly of Delray and Mattapan, MA, died Feb. 24. She and her late husband Sam were very active in community theatre, with the Milton Players in Massachusetts and in Kings Point in Delray. She was the backstage manager and Sam would direct and act. Together they volunteered their time at nursing homes with music and song. Survivors include her children; Barbara and Harvey Feltquate, Janet and Rick Miller and Larry and Ellen Amato; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Gulf Coast Hospice or a charity of one’s choice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

SYLVIA GOLDMAN, 87, of South Pasadena, died March 6. She was born in the Bronx, NY, and worked as a bookkeeper for many years. Survivors include her son, William; and two grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SHERYLE R. ISAACS, 68, of St. Petersburg, died March 6. Born in Columbia, SC, she graduated with honors from local schools. She attended the University of Florida, where she met her husband. After they married in 1965, they moved to St. Petersburg. They started the Good Buy retail stores and wholesale operations in St. Petersburg and after a long term of growing and expanding the business nationally, they sold it and retired. She was an industrywide author/speaker and a mentor for women in the textile and retail-merchandising field. She was a member of the Executive Forum, the Society of International Business Fellows and a volunteer advisor for S.C.O.R.E, the Senior Corps of Retired Executives. The business she co-founded, Good Buy, was designated as the Florida Small Business of the Year and represented the state at a nationwide recognition event in Washington, D.C. She was named as the INC Magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Survivors include her husband, Howard Isaacs, St. Petersburg; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Scott and Fiona Isaacs, Atlanta; daughter, Lori Johns, St. Petersburg; brother Andrew Rothberg and his wife, Columbia; sister, Eileen Abrahms, Atlanta; two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Suncoast Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

EVAMARIA RUMSEY, 77, died Feb. 21. She was a native of Germany. Survivors include her children and extended family. (David C. Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)


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