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BARBARA A. DONSKY, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 2. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated Erasmus High School and Brooklyn College. She was an active volunteer in hospitals for 11 years. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; daughter, Margie; brother, Allen; and one grandson. The family suggests memorials to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Brain Tumor Research, c/o Gifts Processing PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DR. SIDNEY FEINBERG, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 11. Survivors include his wife, Dotty; children Pat, Rob, Ric & Yve; stepchildren Jon and Sue, Jim and Beth, Jeff and Brandi; ten grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Suncoast Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HOWARD KUPPERMAN, 82, of Tarpon Springs, died Feb. 4. He was born in Atlantic City, NJ and graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in economics in 1952. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War as a flying officer, where he received several presidential unit citations and held the position of major upon retirement. He graduated from Rutgers Law School in 1961 and practiced law until 1990, when he was appointed to the bench of the New Jersey Superior Court as a compensation judge. After retirement he lived in St. Thomas, USVI for 17 years. In both New Jersey and St. Thomas, he was instrumental in assisting local and state municipalities form laws regarding casino gambling. He was a member of many civic and charitable organizations, and was a New Jersey state inheritance supervisor and member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lina Jane; daughter and son-inlaw, Wendy and Richard Ruden; daughter, Carolyn; son, David; sister, Pearl Lichten; one grandson. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ETHEL PEARSON LEVINE, 101, of Clearwater, died Jan. 25. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree and received her Master’s Degree from Bank Street School of Education. She worked as an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor until 1975. At age 50, she pursued her passion for tennis and continued to play until the age of 95, winning several tennis competitions. She also wrote a column for the Sunrise Laker. Survivors include her children, Sharon Springer and Ira Greenberg; Diane Schank; Theo Levine; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice, American Jewish World Service or Anti- Defamation League. (Moss Feaster Funeral Home)

YETTI STERENSIS, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 5. Born in Lvov, Poland, she lived there until 1941, when, with fake papers, she was able to survive the war by working as a slave laborer in a German munitions factory. In 1945, she met her late husband Abraham Sterenzis in a displaced persons camp in Germany and they married and moved to the United States in 1948. They lived in New York City, where she worked as an opera singer, retail clerk and homemaker. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1979, and was active in World ORT, Hadassah, the Temple Beth-El choir and Workman’s Circle. Survivors include her son and daughterin law, Joseph and Barbara Sterensis; daughter and son-in-law, Reney and Scott Lorditch; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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