WILLIAM “BILL” DOLGOFF, 88, of South Pasadena, died Nov. 18. Born in North Adams, MA, he and his late wife Dee moved here in 1975 from Cleveland. He worked as a research engineer at TRW and later worked as an engineer at Adressograph Multigraph, where he designed and built the first credit card hand machine. He later worked for Corning Glass, where he designed and supervised building the first automatic gas production line to bend and laminate glass for windshields. He was a 50-year member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. He was also a member of the Kiwanis for over 50 years. A USMC veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, where he served as a past commander. He was involved in the Memorial Day parade in Euclid and Cleveland for 17 years. He was an active volunteer for the Holocaust Museum and Hadassah. Survivors include his son, Arthur; daughter, Connie; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel or the Florida Holocaust Museum. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)
DR. STEPHEN KOBERNICK, 51, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 23. Born in Baltimore, MD, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He studied dentistry at the University of Maryland and completed his residency in periodontics at the University of Alabama. He and his wife Debbie moved to St. Petersburg in 1990 and he established his periodontal practice in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; daughter, Alyssa; son, Max; parents, Ruth and Jerry Kobernick, of Baltimore; sisters and brothers-in-law; Jill and Sasa and Lisa and Dennis; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ida Schmidt Chait and Irving Chait, of Baltimore; brother-inlaw to Robert and Julie, Marty, and Linda and Frank. The family suggests memorials may be made to The Marfan Foundation, Bike MS or Pinellas Habitat for Humanity. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)
HERMAN LICHTENBERG, 93, of Safety Harbor, died Nov. 24. Born in Hanover, Germany, he was a Holocaust survivor and a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a general manager in the cabinetry and metal fixture business. He was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Irma; daughter, Kathy; son, Walt. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)
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