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July 11, 2014  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

MADELINE JANE BELKIN, 89, of Gulfport, died July 7. Born in South Bend, IN, she worked for many years as a high school teacher in Detroit and Oak Park, MI, prior to moving to Gulfport in 1977. She was a life member of both Hadassah and B’nai B’rith, along with being a volunteer at Menorah Manor. The family suggests memorials to Temple Beth-El Music Program. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

FRANK EDGAR GREENBERG, 81, of Palm Harbor, died June 29. He was born in Philadelphia, and worked for many years as an attorney. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Amy Greenberg, and Scott and Rachelle Greenberg; sister, Rhoda Glaskin; three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. (David. C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ALAN ROBERT KOENIG, 75, of St. Petersburg, died July 2. He was born and raised in the Bronx, and was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a master’s degree in ceramic engineering. He worked for many years as an engineer at the Jim Walter Research Corp. as well as owning and operating Eppis Essen Catering with his wife, Sharon. He was a longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg and a Silver Life Master in bridge. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sharon; daughters and son-in-law Pam Dotson, and Robyn and Mike Shapiro; two granddaughters. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HAZEL C. LAPIDUS, 100, of Clearwater, died June 23. She was formerly from Columbia, SC. She was born in Masontown, PA, and was a graduate of Charity Hospital, School of Nursing, Cleveland. She was a member of the American Red Cross and served in the U.S. Public Health Service, in Baltimore and Boston. During the time she lived in Columbia, she was a member of Beth Shalom synagogue and a charter member of the Women’s Symphony, Columbia Women’s Club, Bay Blossom Garden Club, Planned Parenthood, League of Women’s Voters, Dorn VA Hospital volunteer and Talking Books for the Blind. A long-time volunteer, she was the recipient of the Regency Oaks Ambassador award, for donating hours to seniors. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mark Birenbaum, of Clearwater; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to North Suncoast Hospice, Hadassah or the charity of your choice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

JULIUS LESSER, 82, of Palm Harbor, died July 2. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

DOROTHY B. LISS, 99, of Land O’Lakes, died June 25. She was born in Baltimore, and moved to Land O’Lakes recently from St. Petersburg, where she had resided at Philip Benjamin Tower. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel. Survivors include her son, David Liss, of Tampa; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Berardino, of Lutz; brother, Paul Berkow, of Bradenton; sister, Madge Reamer Kolman, of Baltimore; four grandchildren and a great-grandson. The family suggests memorials to Philip Benjamin Tower or Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

FRANK MADOW, 85, of Largo, died June 16. He was born in Bronx, NY. He was a pharmacist in New York and moved here five years ago from Delray Beach. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Aaron Fleishaker, of New Rochelle, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Evan and Kathy Madow, of Pinellas Park; seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Temple B’nai Israel Brotherhood in Clearwater. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DR. ALLEN C. MARMON, 70, of St. Petersburg, died July 2. He was born in New York City and studied at Yeshiva University High School and was a graduate of Columbia University and New York Medical College. He was an internist in Queens and Long Island prior to moving to Florida in 2003. He also worked at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for four months. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Debbie; son, David; daughters and sons-in-law, Shoshana and Michael, Yael and Antony, Ilana and Paul; sister, Frances; two granddaughters. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JAN ANDREW PRESS, 59, of Palm Harbor, died June 22. Originally from New York, he graduated from Tulane University Law School and was a federal law clerk for Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott in Louisiana prior to moving to Florida in the 1980s. He was an assistant state attorney in Pinellas County prior to opening his own law practice in Pinellas County. He was active coaching soccer and helping to bring the children’s computer coding class to the Palm Harbor Library. Survivors include his wife of over 19 years, Anna Whissen; son, Aaron Press; father, Marvin Press; two sisters; Ellen and Robin. The family suggests memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

WILBERT “BERT” G. SCHULZ, 96, of St. Petersburg, died June 22. He was born in Atlantic City, NJ, where he raised his family. He was a veteran of World War II and was dubbed “The Atlantic City Hero,” by the AC Press, after he was decorated with two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and George, Nancy and Shawn, Wanda Ann and Doc, and Kathleen; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JOSEPH SEFEKAR, 97, of Palm Harbor, died July 7. A veteran of World War II, he was a Bronze Star recipient. He worked for the federal government for 36 years. He worked at Mitchel AFB and was administrator of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum when it opened. After retiring, he became CFO of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, from its inception. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, William and Rachel Sefekar; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Sefekar Landau and Lee Landau; sister, Bella; two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the B’nai B’rith Lodge 2603 or Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

JOAN PERWIEN SLACTER, 86, of Clearwater, and a former resident of Tampa, died May 16. Born in St. Paul, MN, she moved to Florida in 1970. She was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater and a member and past treasurer of the Suncoast Mustang Club. Survivors include her son and daughterin law, Victor and Karen Slacter of Bradenton; daughter and son-in-law, Ricki and Joel Kanter, of Washington, D.C.; two sisters; Nadine Rosenberg, of Scottsdale, AZ, and Helene Ginsburg, of St. Paul, MN; five brothers; Robert Perwien, of Miami, Edmund Perwien, of Houston, TX, Donald Perwien, of Minnesota, Michael Perwien, of St. Petersburg, and James Perwien, of Humble, TX; and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, The Kenya Education Fund, or All Children’s Hospital. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

ABRAHAM ALVIN “AL” SULKES, 76, of Tallahassee, died June 12. He was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. He lived in Clearwater for many years, serving on the board of trustees of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater and as temple president from 1977-1979. Survivors include his wife, Loyce Farr Sulkes; sons, Neil (Cathy) Sulkes and Scott (Marc) Sulkes; brother, Sanford (Shirley) Sulkes; one grandson. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Tallahassee Jewish Federation Youth Scholarships for Camps, P. O. Box 14825, Tallahassee, FL 32317.


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