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July 12, 2013  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

DR. RENATE ELLEN BERNSTEIN, 62, of St. Petersburg, died June 28. She was born in Oberammergau, Germany, and graduated from Berlin American High School in 1968. After moving to Massachusetts, she graduated from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse. She and her family moved to Florida 35 years ago. She received her bachelor of science from the University of South Florida, and continued on to receive her master’s and PH.D. in marine science at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science, where she most recently worked as a research assistant. She was one of the foremost authorities on marine microorganisms and ocean chemistry, and she was published in textbooks and scientific journals including Science and Nature. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Dr. Bruce Bernstein; son and daughterin law, Nathanael and Sarah; mother, Christa; two sisters, Beatrix and AndrĂ©a; two grandsons. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

BEVERLEE CECILE BLACKER, 73, of St. Pete Beach, died June 18. She was a teacher with a master’s degree in education and a post-master’s degree in gifted education. She was instrumental in starting the after-school gifted program at St. Petersburg College. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Barry Blacker; children; Keith Daniels, Marci Daniels Rosenberg, Lara Blacker Murtha and Monte Blacker; brother, Miles Routman; seven grandchildren.

SEYMOUR BREINES, 97, of St. Petersburg, died June 27. He was born in New York City. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Beverly Magnan; Terri and Kevin Kennedy; son, Howard; six grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Home, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ROSALIE B. COHN, 88, of Clearwater, died June 20. She was born in Monticello, IA, and worked for many years as a teacher. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

JACK M. GOLDBERG, 84, of Clearwater and Claymont, DE, died May 28. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Wilmington, DE, he was a trainman and freight conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, Amtrak and Conrail for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge 488. He served in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1947. After retirement, he became the owner of thoroughbred racehorses. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 847 and the Elks Lodge 307. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. (McCrery and Hara Funeral Home)

MARTIN PAUL MANHEIMER, 47, of Land O’Lakes, died July 3. He worked for many years as a plumber. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a diligent handyman. Survivors include his wife, Bridget; daughter, Taylor; stepson, Kevin Powell; mother, Lisa Kaufman; stepfather, Phil Kaufman; brother and sister-in-law, Evan and Michelle Kaufman; sisters and brother-in-law, Michelle Manheimer-Kaufman, Maureen and Steve Bills. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

LYMAN M. MERENS, 89, of Largo, died July 8. He worked as the program director of WRJN Radio in Racine, WI, for 26 years. He also sold real estate in Racine and after moving to Florida sold real estate throughout Pinellas County. He was a longtime member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Miriam; son and daughter-in-law, David and Diane Merens; daughter, Cheryl Merens; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Elliot Schwartz, and Debbie and Mark Lipkin; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Home, Clearwater Chapel)

BELLA MISCHKINSKY, 90, of Clearwater, died June 22. Born in Poland, she was a Holocaust survivor. She worked for many years as a supervisor for a watchband company. Survivors include; son, Jeffrey, of Davis, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Carl Glassberg, of Clearwater. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Florida Holocaust Museum. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

MORRIS PESSIS, 97, of St. Petersburg, died June 26. He was born in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; stepson Gerald Klein, stepdaughter and her husband, Julia and Herbert Saunders; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

REITA WILDE, 86, of South Pasadena, died July 8. She was born in Brooklyn and worked for many years in the music industry as a booking agent. Survivors include her daughter, Terri Lynn Gulkis. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)


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