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August 15, 2014  RSS feed

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JOEL S. ACKERMAN, 71, of Largo, died Aug. 2. Born in New York, he served in the U.S. Army and then worked for many years in the fur industry. Survivors include his wife, Maxine. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

LORETTA HELLER BEAKEY, 78, of Clearwater, died July 14. She was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, and was an insurance executive in both Poughkeepsie and the Boston, area. She achieved the CPCU designation and also taught insurance related courses at SUNY in New Paltz, NY and Commercial Union’s National Education Center in Wenham, MA. She retired in 2000 and moved to Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Jim Beakey; brothers and sister-in-law, David and Eileen Heller, of Poughkeepsie, and Joe Heller, of Clearwater; stepchildren; Jim and Tove Beakey, Brian and Shirley Beakey, and Barbie and Rob McGarrah; three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

JUDITH S. GREENE, 82, of Spring Hill, died July 16. Born in Brooklyn, she was a graduate of Brooklyn College, and moved to Miami in 1951. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Miami and her Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University. She retired after 30 years from the Dade County Public School System as an area Director of Secondary Schools and also earned the distinction of being the first woman senior high school principal in Dade County at Miami Edison Senior High School in 1973. She moved to Spring Hill 22 years ago, where she became the charter president of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central. She helped in the formation of People Helping People in Hernando and was a Board Member Emeritus and also served as a lay leader at Temple Beth David. Survivors include her husband of over 62 years, Mel; daughter and sonin law, Debbie and Bill Koenig, of Spring Hill, son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and LaGena Greene, of Indian Trail, NC; one granddaughter; two greatgrandchildren. (Brewer Funeral Home)

HELEN HERSH, 93, of St. Petersburg, died July 27. She was born in West Newton, PA and worked for many years as an administrator for Honeywell. Survivors include her son, Jeff Hersh. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DR. SAMUEL SHMUEL LITOV, 83, of Tarpon Springs, died July 9. He was born in Israel, and moved to the US in 1952. He lived in Philadelphia, where he studied at Drexel, Dropsie and Temple Universities. In 1969, he moved his family to Baltimore, where he lived for the next 40 years. He received his doctorate of philosophy from St. Joseph’s Seminary. He was affiliated with the Baltimore Hebrew College, which later became the Baltimore Hebrew University. He also taught at Goucher College, Towson State and UMBC in addition to serving as principal of the Baltimore Hebrew High School for many years. He served as guide and “madrich” for 25 years leading the Baltimore Hebrew College Summer Tour. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marcia; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Lara, Ari and Miri, Dov and Jami; nine grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the educational institution of your choice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

MELVIN LUXENBERG, 92, of Palm Harbor, died Aug. 5. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and worked for many years as a dentist. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

IDA ANN MICHELS, 80, of Clearwater, died July 13. She was born in Buffalo, NY and attended Case Western Reserve University and then Ohio State University. She worked as a speech pathologist in Tampa. She eventually founded the speech and hearing clinic at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. She won the Bilgore Award for efforts to improve the community beyond her workplace. After a 25-year career she went back to school and obtained a master’s degree. In retirement, she worked as a consultant and crisis intervention counselor. She was a longtime member of Temple B’nai Israel and she and her late husband Stanley, served on the Board of Menorah Manor. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Lyn Michels, of North Palm Beach, and Jonathan and Leticia Michels, of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Joan Swartz, of Boca Raton; sister-inlaw, Joan Kramer and Chuck Weir, of Sun City Center; four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Menorah Manor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

DAVID H. NUSBAUM, 70, of St. Petersburg, died July 10. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Florida in 1976, where he completed his PhD in Healthcare Administration. After 36 years in healthcare he retired to pursue his aviation passion. He was a flight instructor at St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport (PIE). Survivors include his wife, Frances Williamson; daughters and son-in-law, Laurie Remmel, and Marcie and Jamie Cohen; sons and daughtersin law, Paul and Kim Williamson, Reuben and Mary Nusbaum; sister, Gloria Harris; eight grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to PARC. (Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes)

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