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April 25, 2014  RSS feed

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JARED DANIEL FORMAN, 7, of Atlanta, died April 18. Survivors include his parents. Jodi Forman and Jordan Forman; brother, Joshua Forman; and grandparents Paula Isler, Palm Harbor; Gilbert Isler, Plainview, NY; Marlyn Forman, Baltimore. The family suggests memorials to Children’s at Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30342,; Ian’s Friends Foundation, 855 Marseilles Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327; or the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. (Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care)

BRUCE L. GREENBERG, 76, of Dunedin, died April 9. He was born in Rochester, NY, and moved to Florida in 1990 from Rochester. Survivors include his sister, Sandra Epstein; brother, Gerald Greenberg; and his life partner, Hank Emma. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HARRY KRAFF, 93, of St. Petersburg, died April 15. He was born in Tarashta, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States with his mother via Ellis Island at the age of 3. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps, where he was a technical instructor at Chanute Field, IL, and in Biloxi, MS. He also was an aircraftengineering officer in China, Burma and India for two and a half years. He attended the University of Chicago, graduating with an MBA in 1951. He and his wife Jean moved to Florida in 1959, where they owned and operated Aris Drapery for 30 years on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg and the Jewish War Veterans. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jean; son and daughter-inlaw, Ronald and Sandy Kraff, daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Michael Richman, Tina and Bill; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MARION MYERS, 99, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died April 4. She was born in Chicago and moved to Weinberg Village in Tampa recently. She was a former member of Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg and its Sisterhood. She participated in the choir and worked at the temple as a bookkeeper. She was also a member of Women’s American ORT. Survivors include her cousin, Linda Bernstein. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

CANTOR HAROLD ORBACH, of Parrish, died April 17. Born in Germany, he was smuggled out of Dusseldorf at age 9 on the Kindertransport to England. He played semi-pro soccer before turning full time to music. He immigrated to America in 1940 and was initially self-taught as a cantor. He subsequently graduated and received his cantorial investiture from the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College, and was the recipient of a Katherine Long Scholarship to The Juilliard School. He served pulpits in Tulsa, OK, and Detroit, spending most of his career at West Bloomfield’s Temple Israel. He was a founding member of the American Conference of Certified Cantors that eventually became the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) and a former president of the ACC. He was awarded the State of Israel Culture Medal by the late Prime Minister Golda Meir. Retiring in 2002 and moving to Florida he came out of retirement and was cantor at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater in 2006 and 2007 and a member of the Bay Area Cantorial Association. In 2012 he received an award in celebration of his 60 years in the cantorate. Survivors include his wife, Polly, five children and many grandchildren.

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