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May 22, 2015  RSS feed

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SAMUEL ‘SAM’ EINSTEIN, 93, of St. Petersburg, died May 14. He was born in New York and served in the Army Signal Corps. He was the co-owner and operator, along with his wife Adele, and his brother-in-law and sister, Allen and Harriet Levy, of Sunshine Seltzer and Mountain Valley Water in Gulfport. He was a former board member of Congregation B’nai Israel, past president of Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport and attended Temple Beth-El. He was also a member of B’nai B’rith. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Einstein; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley and Jerry Johnson and Lisa and Victor Cohen; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple Beth-El or JNF. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

COL. HERBERT J. KAY, (US Army, Retired) 95, of Palm Harbor, died May 10. Born in New York City, he graduated from Miami Beach Sr. High School and later the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science. He later earned his Master of Arts from Ohio State University. He began his military career with the United States Army as the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, and retired after almost 30 years of service. Col. Kay was one of the Army’s top artillery experts. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and a second Bronze Star was awarded during the Korean War. He also received The Legion of Merit, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the General Staff Identification Badge Korean Service Medal. After his Army retirement, he worked for General Dynamics as the executive administrator of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency. Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Isaac Hananel, of California, and Robin and Robert Moel, of New York; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchilden; and his long-time companion, Reva Kent, of Clearwater. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

GLADYS KIRSCHBAUM, 90, of Largo, died May 11. She was a long-time member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Joel Laxer; daughter-in-law, Denise Kirschbaum; and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice, Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater or Temple Judea in Manhasset, NY. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

JOAN MANNING, 88, of Dunedin, died May 16. She was born in Newark, NJ, and had worked as a laboratory technician. Survivors include her daughter, Michele Mendelson; brother, Frank Weinstock; and two grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

DORIS M. ROSE, 88, of St. Petersburg, died May 12. She was born in Detroit, and had worked at the Bay Pines VA for 18 years before retiring in 1994. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Wayne; daughter, Sheryl Keyt; two brothers, Harvey Goldberg, of Lansing, MI, and Morton Goldberg, of West Bloomfield, MI; and one granddaughter. The family suggests memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice or the SPCA of Tampa Bay. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JANET M. SHAPIRO, 85, of St. Petersburg, died May 19. Born in Newark, NJ, she worked for many years as a realtor in the Tampa Bay area. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Edwin; daughters and son-in-law, Lauren and Scott Zimmerman, and Susan Haskel; son and daughterin law, David and Robin Shapiro; sister, Beverly Weinstein; brother and sister-in-law, Sheldon and Janet Leibowitz; and eight grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

FORTUNA UNGER, 96, of Clearwater, died May 17. Her family survives her, including son, Les Unger, of Safety Harbor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

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