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January 30, 2015  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

SHOSHANA ROSE BAKSHI, 74, of Seminole, died Jan. 25. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ELI BOBO, 89, of Tampa, died Jan. 22. He was born in Jacksonville and had lived in Macon, GA, and New York prior to moving to Tampa in 1946. He was among the founders of the family business, Blue Ribbon Supermarkets that he operated along with his mother. He was a lifelong member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom and served on the congregation’s board of directors, during which time he was instrumental in relocating the synagogue to its present Bayshore Boulevard location. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Chella; sons and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Michelle Bobo, Bobby Bobo and Michael Bobo, daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Mitch Bernatsky; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ezra and Gloria Bobo, of Brooklyn, NY, and Sammy and Rieva Bobo; sisters and brother-in-law, Latifa Cohen, of Atlanta, Pauline Rophie, of Clearwater, Emma and Jerry Breslaw, of Miami; and his brothers-in-law, Sam Marcadis and Nathan Marcadis (Pat Terpack); and ten grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Torah Writing Legacy Project at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

LOUIS LEVITT, 74, of Tampa, died Jan. 27. A native of Wilmington DE, he moved here several years ago from Wilmington. He was a retired accountant. Survivors include his wife, Susan; son, Keith Levitt; daughter and son-inlaw, Alexis and Alan Berkowitz; stepdaughter, Jill Miller; three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Quantum Leap Farm, 10401 Woodstock Road., Odessa, FL 33556. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ALEXANDER DAVID PHETERSON, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 23. He was born in Rochester, where he resided for 40 years and lived in Warren, NJ, before recently moving to St. Petersburg. He had a general medical practice in Rochester and later was a specialist in pathology and psychiatry. He was among the founders of Temple Beth David in Rochester. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marion; daughters and son-in-law, Sherry and Jack Blecher of Tampa, and Gail Pheterson of Paris, France; step-daughters, Debra Fink and Kim Russell; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Attn: Development, 15 West 16th St, New York, NY 10011. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

ILENE C. RISHKES, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 16. Survivors include her son, Seth Merrell; daughter, Celeste Epstein; brother and sister in law, Alexander and Carol; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SAUL B. SCHIER, 93, of Palm Harbor, died Jan. 28. He was born in New York and raised in Brooklyn. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a B24 navigator. He then served in the Massapequa Park Fire Department. His career was in industrial diamond tools, and serving with the U.S. Census Bureau. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Hilda K. Schier; daughters and son-in-law; Roberta Leland, of Oviedo, and Laurie and Jerry Buginsky, of Palm harbor; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Gail Schier, also of Palm harbor; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

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Obituaries are published as a public service at no charge in the Jewish Press of Pinellas County based on information supplied by the family to the funeral home. However, the information contained in the free obituary is at the discretion of the Jewish Press.


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