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March 13, 2015  RSS feed

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SUSAN MAY CHARLIP, 54, of St. Petersburg, died March 8. Committed to her community, she was an employee of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Survivors include her sister, Helene Morris. The family suggests memorials to the Muscular Dystrophy Association ( (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HAROLD LOPATIN, 97, of Boca Raton, previously of Clearwater, died March 3. He and his family moved to Pinellas County from Brooklyn, NY, in the mid-1950s. He and his former partners started Bee-Bee Togs garment manufacturing in Tarpon Springs. In the early 1960s, he opened and operated Pixie Playmates in Largo, a well-known children’s garment manufacturing company. He was an active member of Temple B’nai Israel for many years, singing in the choir, and donating his time to temple activities. When he turned 65 he retired from the business and moved to Boca Raton. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Stacie, of Belleair, and William and Jo-Anne, of Mishawaka, IN; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home)

ELI JACK RIBA, 55, of Tampa, died March 3. He moved to Tampa more than 30 years ago from his native Whitehall, WI. He was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa. Survivors include his mother, Sally Riba, of Tampa; brother and sister-in-law, David and Abby Riba, of Clearwater; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Steven Schneiderman, of Milwaukee, WI. The family suggests memorials to TOP Jewish Foundation, Mendel and Sally Family Endowment Fund. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

ROSALIND TEPPER, 95, of St. Petersburg, died March 1. Born in New York, she and her late husband David moved to St. Petersburg in 1958. She worked as a bookkeeper for Wolfie’s Restaurant for many years. They then moved to the Bahamas in 1965, where she remained for 10 years, and worked as the manager of the hotel shops. She then returned to St. Petersburg and worked as a receptionist for Dr. Sidney Grau. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha; one grandson and one great-grandson.

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