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January 17, 2014  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

DAVID (WILLIS EUGENE) BREVOORT, 94, of Hudson, died Jan. 7. He was born in Stockton, NY, and in his early 20s moved to Detroit, MI, where he worked for Briggs Manufacturing and General Motors. He was a long time member of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Port Richey. He was also a member of the auxiliary Coast Guard in Michigan and Rock and Garden Clubs in New Port Richey. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Judy Brevoort; daughters and sons-in-law, Simona and Abe Seiderman, Connie and Mark Herman, and Michelle Wolf; grandchildren, Cantor Colman Reaboi, Alicia Reaboi, Rachel, Sarah, Daniel Seiderman, Lauren, Mollie, Shoshana Herty, Zachary, Marissa, Breanna Wolf, and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Tefillah. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

JOAN F. ESRICK-FYVOLENT, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 13. Born in Brooklyn, NY, her family moved to Logan, WV, in the 30s then settled in Sarasota in 1949. She married Jerry Esrick in 1951 and they were married 47 years. After his passing, she married David Fyvolent in 1999. She was active in the community involved in many charities and was a founder of Menorah Manor. Survivors include her husband, David Fyvolent; five children, Larry and Linda Esrick, Scottsdale, AZ, Linda Esrick, West Palm Beach; Betsy and Lenny Englander, St. Petersburg, Steven and Kiki Esrick, Aspen, CO, Michelle Esrick, New York; sisters, Dale Levinson, New York and Betty Kerr Adam, Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and extended family, Doug and Linda Fyvolent and Art and Susan Fyvolent. The family suggests memorials may be made to either; Clothes to Kids, All Children’s Hospital, or Menorah Manor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

FLORENCE L. FAYER, 98, of South Pasadena, died Dec. 20. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and worked as a teacher for many years. Survivors include her two daughters, Ellen Kleinman and Jill Kleinman. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ARNOLD DAVID FOGEL, 78, of St. Pete Beach, died Dec. 15. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; his children, Denise and Matthias von Rueden and Kenneth and Cassie Fogel; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at MDA.org. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Capel)

LEONARD A. “LEN” GOLDMAN, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 26. He was born in New York City and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Libby; daughters and their spouses, Marcie and Wayne Clayman, and Saralee Greenfield and Brenda McIntyre; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Bill Bassoff; sister-in-law, Bobbie Goldberg; three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or your local Humane Society. (David C. Gross Funral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

GERTRUDE Z. GRUSHKIN, 93, of Safety Harbor, died Dec. 30. She was an elementary school teacher for 20 years in New York. She moved to Clearwater in 1984 and formed the first choir at Temple Ahavat Shalom. She was a life member of Hadassah and the music fraternity Delta Omicron. Active in the community she sang with the Clearwater Community Chorus and volunteered at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Survivors include her daughters, Susan and Marsha; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HARRIET ANN LEIB, of Tampa, died Nov. 27. She graduated from Ramsey High School in Birmingham, AL, and continued her music studies at the Birmingham Conservatory of Music and the Julliard School. A gifted concert pianist, she attained a masters degree in political science from USF, and taught government at HCC for over 25 years, and was a realtor with Smith & Assoc. She was the deputy director of the Museum of Science & Industry and was largely responsible for obtaining the grant that led to its construction at its current locations. She was the past president of the Tampa Chapter of National Council of Jewish Women and AIPAC. She received numerous honors and awards for her work. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Leib; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Elizabeth Leib; three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to PAWS or Petsmart Charities. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

PAUL LEVINSTEIN, 96, of Seminole, died Jan. 10. He was born in Le Roy, NY, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as part of the Mighty 8th Air Force Division. He flew 35 missions over Germany during his service and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Survivors include his children; Steven Levinstein, and Marcia and David Lovett; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MORTON L. STEINBERG, 79, of Clearwater, died Jan. 7. Born in Toronto, ON, Canada, he worked for many years for the Toronto City Government. He was affiliated with the Alphabet Agencies, and was a collector of law enforcement insignia. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Myron Ross and Jennifer Steinberg; daughter, Marsh Vocado; and two grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HELEN WERTEL, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 30. She was born in Feldafing, Germany and grew up in New Orleans. She attended the University of Alabama and received her master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She worked for the City of Largo for many years as a recycling coordinator. Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Wertel; son, Daniel Wertel; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Laurie Kirzner, and Lee and Jewel Kirzner. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg or Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)


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