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June 19, 2015  RSS feed

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LIANA P. FRIED, 72, of Largo, died June 8. She was born in the Bronx, NY, and worked for many years as a school supervisor. Survivors include her loving family. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LORRAINE GILBERT, 92, of Palm Harbor, died May 19. She was born in Detroit, MI, and worked for many years as a manager for the Social Security Administration. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

THELMA GILBERT, 91, of St. Petersburg, died June 8. She was born in Newark, NJ, and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. In 1946, she and her late husband Jerry opened Gilbert Jewelers in downtown St. Petersburg. The business remained open for 66 years. She was a longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel and its Sisterhood and was an active volunteer for Menorah Manor, PARC, and LARC. Survivors include her sons, Mark (Janet Arnold) and Scott; her brother, Bobby Diamond; and her granddaughters, Candace Gilbert and Kimberly Gilbert. The family suggests memorials may be made to PARC. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

GERALD “JERRY” GREENBERG, 80, died May 24. He served in the U.S. Navy as part of naval communications stationed in Germany. He was also a member and past master of the Masonic Flower City Lodge in Rochester, NY, and he enjoyed Native American history and participated in monthly ceremonies. He was an active realtor with Century 21 Topp Sales. Survivors include his five children, Barbara, Hope, Stuart, Rochelle and Phillip; daughter-in-law, Dianne; sister, Sandy Epstein; and five grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

STEPHEN H. GREENBERG, M.D. 72, of Indian Shores, died June 3. Born in Worcester, MA, he graduated from Clark University with a degree in organic chemistry and from the University of Vermont Medical School in 1968. He completed his internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital in 1969, and his residency in radiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 1972. From 1972-1974 he was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Subic Bay in the Philippines, where he was the base radiologist. Returning stateside, he spent a year at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia before moving to Tampa in 1975, where he worked at the Veterans Hospital and at USF Medical School. In 1977 he practiced in Pinellas County, based for many years at Northside Hospital in Pinellas Park. While there, he partnered with several other radiologists and established Gateway Radiology Center, retiring in 2012. Survivors include his two sons, David L. Greenberg, of St. Petersburg, and Scott J. Greenberg, of New York City; two grandchildren; daughter-in-law Joyce Liu and his former wife, Audrey Greenberg. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SHIELA “SHI” LEWIS, 82, of St. Petersburg, died May 23. She was born in Bronx, NY, and attended college in New York. She worked in customer service at a textile company as an inventory controller. She relocated to Florida in the 1980s, and lived independently for 22 years in spite of a disability. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and also a volunteer there and at Menorah Manor. Survivors include her uncle, Paul Plisher, and many cousins. The family suggests memorials may be made to Menorah Manor or Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

IRENE RICH, 90, of Largo, died June 10. Born in London, England, she moved to Florida from Kiamesha Lake, NY. She was a retired executive law secretary. Survivors include her son, Richard, and loving family. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

DR. HENRY G. SPENCELEY, 91, of Bayonet Point, died June 4. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a chiropractor for more than 40 years. He was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans and the JCC in west Pasco, and a past president of Kiwanis in west Pasco. Survivors include his wife, Francine; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Gary Harris of Moline, IL; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry Spenceley of Port Richey and Steve and Linda Spenceley of Spring Hill; six grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco. (Trinity Memorial Gardens)

GEORGE WOLF, 97, of Largo, died June 2. Born in New York City, he moved to Pinellas County in 1992 from Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired court reporter and a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, Menorah Manor Foundation, American Legion and the Scottish Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Evelyn; two sons, Alan and Joel; and a granddaughter. The family suggests memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

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