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ARNOLD AARON ARGINTAR, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 15. He was born in Tampa, where he graduated from Hillsborough High School. He worked in his father’s store, Max Argintar’s in Ybor City. In 1935 he moved to St. Petersburg and opened Arnold’s Men’s Wear. His store was a Central Avenue fixture until his retirement in 2007. He

was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a supply lieutenant in India and China and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a past president of the St. Petersburg Merchant’s Association and was inducted into the St. Petersburg Downtown Hall of Fame in 1994. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg and served several terms on their board of trustees. He was also a lifetime 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Eleanor; daughters, Deborah Nader (Charles Rutz), Hilary Neal, Abigail Tucker (George Lourake), Patricia Tucker (Michael Bucci); four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple Beth-El. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

KAREN BARBARA BACHNER, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 13. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she was a retired court reporter. Survivors include her sisters, Ann Allen and Mary Jane Winstead. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

BEATRICE “BETTY” COHEN, 97, of Miami, formerly of Clearwater, died Nov. 17. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she was a retired secretary for a law firm and was a former member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. Survivors include her daughters, Jane and Judy; sons, Jack and Michael; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

RIAN HERBERT COLIN, 60, of Tampa, died Nov. 3. He was born in Bronxville, NY and grew up in Ossining, NY. Most recently he lived between Salt Lake City, UT, and Tampa until relocating permanently to Tampa three years ago. He graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in economics and political science and earned his MBA in marketing management and strategic planning from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a senior vice president of marketing. Survivors include his wife of more than 12 years, Carol; mother, Phyllis, of St. Petersburg; step-daughters, Tatiana Bryan, of Tampa, Dr. Tenessa Mackenzie, of San Francisco, and Tiffany Mackenzie, of Atlanta; step-brother, Bruce Colin, of New York; step-sister, Susan Weitz, of Fishkill, NY; in-laws, Lois and Gerald Caseley, of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

GIDEON RECHNITZ, 67, of Largo, died Nov. 10. He was a real estate entrepreneur and an avid golfer and photographer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his children; Charise and Matthew McKnight, and Fallon Rechnitz. The family suggests memorials may be made to Animal Balance, c/o P. O. Box 8454, Bend, OR 97709. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JULIA SNYDER, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 18. She was born in Vienna, Austria. Surviving the Holocaust, she made her way to Israel, where she met and married her husband Nathan. She worked as a nurse for more than three decades. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Nathan; son and daughter-in-law, Jacob and Janice Snyder; daughter, Lydia Snyder; brother and sister-in-law, Otto and Anne Puttman; and one granddaughter. (David c. Gross funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

REBECCA STEINLAUF, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 10. She was born in New York City and graduated from Norwalk General Hospital School of Nursing, Norwalk, CT, in 1934. She moved to Florida in 1953. She spent a career working in nursing, at both All Children’s Hospital and Mound Park Hospital (now Bayfront Medical Center). She also volunteered in nursing at the Florence Crittenton Home and the Crippled Children’s Hospital of Florida. She was a lifetime member of Soroptimist International of Pinellas Park and Hadassah. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine Steinlauf Fein and Will Fein; son, Larry Steinlauf; two grandsons and four greatgrandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Soroptimist International, Hadassah or Menorah Manor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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Obituaries of Jewish community members, both local residents and individuals whose survivors live in the area, are published as a FRE public service in the Jewish Press of Pinellas County, based on information supplied by the family to the funeral home. Informaiton may also be submitted directly in writing to the Jewish Press. Email to or send to PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758. Be sure to include contact information. The information contained in the published obituary is at the discretion of the Jewish Press.

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