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April 11, 2014  RSS feed

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ROBERT (BOB) GOLDSTEIN, 99, of Seminole, died March 28. Born in West Virginia, his family moved to New York and then Lorain, OH, where he graduated from Lorain High School. He attended and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Finance. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in Hawaii and Guam. After the war, he returned to Lorain where he took over the family business, The Style Center, a women’s clothing store. He was a member of Agudath B’nai Israel Temple and a past president of B’nai Brith and Kiwanis Club. He and his late wife, Margery moved to Florida in 1979. Survivors include his son, Joe Goldstein; daughters and sons-in-law; Jan and Dan Miller, Carol and Jim Wares; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. at or to the American Cancer Society at (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HARRY E. JANKOWITZ, 79, of Milwaukee, WI, died March 27. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Bonnie Jankowitz, of St. Petersburg. The family suggests memorials may be made to Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Milwaukee Jewish Home and Care Center of University of Wisconsin Law School. (Goodman-Bensman Funeral Home)

ANITA TEICH JONAS, 81, of St. Pete Beach, died April 1. She was born in New York City and moved to Wilkes Barre, PA, as a young child. She and her late husband Jack moved to St. Pete Beach in 1955, where she worked alongside him in their family business, Jonas Construction Company and Jonas Realty. She was a real estate broker and a member of the Pinellas County Realtors Association. She was a long-time member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg and a member of Hadassah. Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law; Alfred Jonas, James and Joni Jonas, and Robert Jonas; two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. (R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral Home)

MORTON L. LEWIS, 96, of Seminole, died March 31. A native of Newport, RI, he moved here from North Lindenhurst, NY. He was the retired owner of a luncheonette. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a pharmacist mate. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Evelyn; son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Rhonda Lewis; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Doug Negretti, and Eileen and Arthur Navarro; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LEONARD ‘LENNY’ MAUER, 83, of Treasure Island, died Tuesday, April 8. Born in Brooklyn, he had an ear for learning foreign languages, which began with his love of opera. This led to his service in Army Intelligence during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1951. After a career as a textile engineer at Service Knitting Mills in New York, he and Ruth, his wife of 58 years moved, to Florida. A member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg, he was a former long-time member of Young Israel of West Hempstead, NY; a board member of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County; and a strong Zionist with a commitment to the development and sustainability of the State of Israel. He had a passion for Biblical archeology. Besides his wife, Ruth, He is survived by three daughters and sons-in law: Rabbi Sue and Howie Morningstar, Debby and Mark Gaines, and Liz and Greg Sembler; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorial donations to Congregation B’nai Israel or the Jewish National Fund. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LOUISE PIER, 89, of Largo, died April 5. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

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