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March 27, 2015  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

DANIEL BURSTEIN, 85, of St. Petersburg, died March 9. Formerly of Minnesota, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Hal and Gail Burstein, and son Scott Burstein; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Ronnie Burstein; two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LILLIAN R. ‘LIL’ GRAU, 92, of St. Petersburg, died March 13. Born in Passaic, NJ, she moved here in 1948 from Chicago. She volunteered for many years at Menorah Manor, was an avid supporter of the Florida Orchestra, and a longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg and its Sisterhood. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Linda Grau and Barry and Ana Grau; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and David Kimmel; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Menorah Manor or Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SANDY HERSKOWITZ, 66, of Treasure Island, died March 23. Born in Albany, NY, she was a graduate of Boston University with a master’s degree in social work. She became a licensed clinical social worker in Boston and worked for Children’s Protective Services, Judge Baker Guidance Center and Casey Family Services. Her specialty was working with at-risk persons. She opened the Casey Massachusetts State Office, serving hard-to-place foster children. She moved to Florida in 1996 and opened a private psychotherapy practice and continued working in Human Services. One of her proudest accomplishments was the opening of the Home Share Program, while working for the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority. Survivors include her spouse of 37 years, Pat Weber; daughter Becka Weber; sister Lois Black; sisters-inlaw Sharen Halsall and Judith Fifield; brother-in-law Tom Weber. The family suggests memorials to Vincent House (tovincenthouse.org). (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JEAN KRAFF, 86, of St. Petersburg, died March 16. Born in Chicago, she and her late husband Harry moved to St. Petersburg in the early 1950s and owned and operated a drapery business for many years. She was a long time member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg and its Sisterhood. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Richman, of Seminole, and Tina Hagar, of Tampa; son, Ron Kraff, of Tampa; brother, Frank Florence; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel or Menorah Manor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

CARL E. ROSENFELD, 78, of Clearwater, died March 18. Originally from Syracuse, NY, he moved to Clearwater 50 years ago. He owned and operated Oak Grove Drugs, and then for more than two decades he worked at Mease Dunedin Hospital Pharmacy and ended his work career at Merck-Medco. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Anita; daughter, Elaine; brother, Allen; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HELEN G. SCHWAB, 74, formerly of St. Petersburg, died March 22. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Bruce; children, Suzie and Stephen Blenden, Jeff Schwab, Paulette Schwab-Powell and Norman Powell, Jennie and Miguel Cortes, Cindy and Jeremy Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Cantor Samuel and Mona Greenbaum; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Kenny Jacobson; eight grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ, 98, of Seminole, died March 19. Survivors include Judith and Barry Alpert, Jill and James Shapiro; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater or Menorah Manor. (Curlew Hill Memory Gardens)

SAMUEL LEWIS SKIBELL, 77, of Largo, died March 18. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

IRVING ZEIDER, 99, of Gulfport, died March 12. Formerly of New Haven, CT, he was a World War II veteran, participating in four major battles in the Italian Theatre and earning two purple hearts and a bronze star. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)


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