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February 13, 2015  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

SAM MOMBERG, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 27. A native of New Orleans, he and his late wife Esther moved to St. Petersburg in 2005. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and owned Sam Momberg Interiors, a carpet and accessories business in Metairie, LA. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Debbie Momberg; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family suggests memorials may be made to Menorah Manor Foundation or the Momberg Family Scholarship Fund at USF College of Medicine. (Anderson McQueen Funeral Home)

JONI RUTH FREEDMAN, 62, of Safety Harbor, died Feb. 5. Born in New York, NY, she was raised in Tappan, NY, and was a graduate of Tappan Zee High School. She received a BS in communications from Ohio University and an MA in communications from Oberlin College where she was the coach of the forensics team. She worked in human resources for environmental and engineering firms. She was very involved in career development and educational outreach for college students and professionals interested in working in these fields. She organized and spoke at national and state conferences and forged partnerships between non-profit environmental organizations and public and private industries. Before retiring she was vice president, director of employment for Parsons Brinkerhoff in Tampa. She was also involved with Leadership Tampa and Leadership Florida. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Bill McDonald, of Wayland, MA. The family suggests memorials to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HERBERT GEORGE NEWBERG, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 30. He was a long-time member of Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Joanne Newberg and Ron and Phyllis Newberg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family suggests donations to Temple Beth-El or Clothes to Kids. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ROSE F. SARGOWITZ, 101, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 10. Born in Poland, she moved here in 1978 from Baltimore, MD. She was a retired sales representative of women’s clothing. She was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Bernard Sapperstein; sister, Lenora Harrison; sister-in-law Harriett (Marvin) Solomon; two grandchildren and one greatgrandson. The family suggests memorials to Menorah Manor or Temple B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

SHIRLEY SCHECHNER, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 4. She was born in Brooklyn. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Deborah Schechner, of St. Pete Beach, Martin and Laura Schechner, of Long Island, and Garry and Eileen Schechner, of Orlando; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SYLVIA ZEIDER, 95, of Gulfport, died Jan. 31. Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Irving; two sisters, Arlene Rosenbaum and Eleanor Glick; two grandsons, Scott Solo and Adam Solo. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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The Jewish Press publishes obituaries of Jewish community members, both local residents and individuals whose survivors live in the area, as a free public service.


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