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February 27, 2015  RSS feed

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JOSEPH ALPERT, 96, of Gulfport, died Feb. 20. He was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and moved to Coral Gables in 1975 and then to Gulfport in 1999. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, serving at Hickam AFB in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then went on to fly 44 missions in active combat during World War II. He earned a degree in accounting from Syracuse University and worked for the civil service in auditing until he retired in 1975. In retirement he became a skilled sailor and sailed the Atlantic single handedly, sometimes at sea for months. He volunteered with the Red Cross in Homestead after Hurricane Andrew and delivered meals on wheels in Gulfport well into his 80s when his vision began to fail. Survivors include daughters and sonsin law; Sarah Alpert Amlil and Driss Amlil, of Dallas; Naomi and Warren Abel, of Gulfport; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Neighborly Care Services or to Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ROSALIND “LYNN” STERN AGHASSI, 57, of Gulfport, died Feb. 20. She was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and had a career in the beauty industry as a stylist, model and cosmetologist, which allowed her the opportunity to travel, working as a sales representative and master colorist. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2004 with a degree in criminology and political science. Survivors include her daughters, Alana Aghassi and Zandria Maynard; brother, Mike Stern; long-time partner, Mike Molloy. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

KAREN J. (GOLDBLATT) MURBURG, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 2. Survivors include her daughter, Erica Munz (Matthew); mother, Dorothy Goldblatt; sisters, Jayne Weissman (Ronnie); Fran Bonhardy (Raffie); Ilene Goldblatt. The family suggests memorials to the Melanoma Research Foundation, Suncoast Hospice, or Humane Society of Pinellas.

EILEEN BROWN SILVERSTEIN, 55, of Clearwater, died Feb. 20. She was born in St. Petersburg and co-owned and operated Professional Adjustment Corporation in St. Petersburg and then in Inverness. She was a former member of Congregation B’nai Israel and its Sisterhood. Survivors include brothers and sister-in-law; John Brown, of St. Petersburg; Rick and Kathy Brown, and Doug Brown, all of Franklinton, NC; two sisters, Jan Brown, of Clearwater and Sheryl Brown, of Pinellas Park; her step-children, Murray Silverstein (Kim), Jay Silverstein (L.J.); and four step-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice – Yellow Team. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HERMAN SUSTIN, 93, of Clearwater, died Feb. 17. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Sustin and Barry and Elizabeth Sustin; five grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

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