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May 9, 2014  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

MARCUS BENNETT, 88, of St. Petersburg, died May 1. Born in Bergenfield, NJ, he was a U.S. Army Infantry veteran of World War ll, receiving numerous medal commendations for bravery, holding a key strategic position, despite being outnumbered and under fire. After the war, he attended Rutgers University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in business. He and his late wife Ursula moved to St. Petersburg in 1957. He was a longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel. Survivors include his three children; Paul Bennett, Frank Bennett and Karen Bennett; and three granddaughters. The family suggests memorials may be made to Menorah Manor Foundation. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SYLVIA LERNER, 98, of Seminole, died May 5. She was born in Baltimore, MD, and was a member of Hadassah. Survivors include her two sons, Gerald Lerner and Joseph Lerner. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HENRY “HANK” JOSEPH LUEKEN, 75, of Clearwater, died May 3. Originally from Mitchell, SD, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1959. He moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1969 and opened and ran Lueken’s IGA in Tarpon Springs. He later opened Lueken’s Food Villa in Dunedin and it became Lueken’s Piggly Wiggly, where he expanded and opened stores in Clearwater, Largo and Orlando, retiring from the grocery business in 1986. He later opened Lueken’s Liquors, selling that business in 2007. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Larkin Lueken; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Beth Lueken; stepchildren and their spouses; Gary and Barbara Ingamells, Rick and Tammy Ingamells, Charlie and Rachel Larkin, Dawn Richmond, Thomas Larkin; brothers and sisters-in-law; Lloyd and Darlene Lueken, Joe and Jan Lueken, and Don and Valerie Lueken; two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Funeral Home)

IRENE G. REICHBACK, 93, of Dunedin, died April 30. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

JACK REICHMAN, 83, of Clearwater, died April 16. He moved here from Garden City, Long Island, NY. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Alice; and his daughter, Joyce. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ALAN S. TIFFORD, 72, of Weston, died April 26. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was an attorney and moved to Florida from Dix Hills, NY, in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; son and daughter in-law, Dr. Craig and Gail Tifford, of Stamford, CT; daughter and son-inlaw, Jennifer (Esq.) and Barry (Esq.) Schaevitz, of Bedford, NY; brother, Arthur Tifford, (Esq.) of Newport, RI; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ronnie and Stanley Gralnick, of Boca Raton and Shari and Jonathan Fuss, of Treasure Island; step-daughter, Jodi and her husband, Steven Bakalar; step-son, Michael (Esq.) and his wife Stacey Hymowitz; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)


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