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October 24, 2014  RSS feed

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REGENA W. BRAGIN, 83, of Largo, died Oct. 11. She grew up in Tampa and graduated from Plant High School. She attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC, earning a business degree, and created the Regena W. Bragin Merit Scholarship at the UNC business school. She had worked as the fashion coordinator for Maas Brothers Department Stores. She was a dedicated active volunteer with Family Service Center Pinellas County, where she was president. She also served as president of Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood and was co-chair of the National Suicide Prevention Commission. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Steve; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Tony; son, Marc; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater or Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf in Clearwater. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

EDITH GERVER, 88, of Tampa, died Oct. 18. Born in Hannover, Germany, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Amy Gerver Marsh, of Clearwater. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

RACHEL LEAH GOLD ROBINSON, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 11. She was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Nursing. She completed her masters degree in public health at the University of California Berkeley and was completing her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She was a diabetic nurse educator for all of the Indian Tribes in Northern California and worked for Parke Nicollet Health Services while in Minnesota, where she also co-authored a book on juvenile diabetes. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandy Gold; sisters and brother-in-law, Arlene Gold, and Hannah Gold Ayes and Irwin Ayes. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy or plant a tree in Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ESTHER ROTHMAN, 91, of South Pasadena, died Oct. 14. She was born in Poland and was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter Peggy Rothman and son Steve Rothman. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

GWYNNE SCOTT SHUGARMAN, 62, of Clearwater, died Oct. 21. She was born in Belle Harbor, NY, and attended New York University, graduating with a degree in music performance. She was a flautist and pianist and interested in music and the arts. After moving to Clearwater, she concentrated on raising her family and later worked in the insurance field. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ilicia Shugarman and Scott Schlossman; son, Jonathan Shugarman; sister, Stephanie Turbin; brother, Richard Turbin; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

LILLIAN ZOLKOWER, 89, of Dunedin, died Oct. 9. Born in Regina, Sask. Canada, she moved to New York City at age 3 and grew up there. She was a member of Hadassah, Women’s American ORT, Sisterhood and Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Maurice; children; Francine Wolf, Bruce Zolkower, Marsha Zolkower and Richard Zolkower; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

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