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September 11, 2015  RSS feed

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CHARLES EDWARD DEAN, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Aug. 31. Born in Providence, RI, he was a retired truant officer for the Pinellas County School System. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of AARL, his call sign was W4NHQ. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter, Nanci Rosenkranz; brother, William Dean; and one grandson. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

KENT ROY ENGLANDER, 70, of Clearwater, died Sept. 8. He was born in Fairfield, CT, and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1985. He had been in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a career salesman with a passion for gold. Survivors include his wife, Debra; two daughters, Ashley and Natasha; his brother, Glen Englander. The family suggests memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

DIANE HORWITZ (nee Bigelson), 76, of St. Petersburg, died Aug. 31. She was born in Manhattan, and grew up in Brooklyn and earned a bachelor’s degree from City College in New York. She was a lifelong artist and excelled at many different media, later focusing on stained glass and collage. In the early '80s, she and friends opened The Crafty Fox, a fine craft gallery in Nyack, NY, which helped bring many new artists to market. She and her late husband Jerry moved to St. Petersburg in 2006 from New City, NY. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Laura Horwitz; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DOROTHY GOLDMAN PREISLER, 86, of Shippensburg, PA, formerly of Pasco County, died Aug. 27. She lived in Pinellas and Pasco Counties for 35 years, where she and her husband owned Bayside Interiors in Clearwater and later opened Julian Originals. She was a Holocaust survivor and a life member of Hadassah, attending the Pasco Chapter of Hadassah. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Hans; son, Julian Preisler; son-in-law, Richard Clark.

EILEEN WOLK, 90, of St. Pete Beach, died Sept. 5. Born in Philadelphia, she was a retired school receptionist. Survivors include her two sons, David Theodore Wolk and Jay Gordon Wolk; and four grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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