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January 15, 2016  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

AARON APPLEFIELD, 90, of St. Pete Beach, died Dec. 22. He was born in New York City and worked for many years as a homebuilder. Survivors include his wife, Helen; and sons, Mark, Paul, Rick and Corey. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SETH GURIAN, 45, died Dec. 31. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Gurian Bergling; brother and sister-inlaw, Peter and Un Suk Gurian. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

MELVIN R. HELLER, 85, of Parrish, died Dec. 20. He was born in New York City and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He worked as an industrial engineer in the the field of marine electronics. Survivors include his wife, Stella; son, Steven. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ALAN RICHARD KIRSCHBAUM, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 29. He was born in Bronx, NY, and was a manager in auto sales. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MILDRED B. MASON, 99, of Largo, died Jan. 6. She was born in New York City and resided at Town Shores of Gulfport before moving to Largo. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Jackie, and Peter and Karen; five grandchildren and one greatgrandson. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

RUTH E. MORACHNICK, 94, of Seminole, died Dec. 31. She was a native of Newark, NJ. Survivors include her son, Charles Morachnick (Susan Carl-Singleton); brother James Gardner (Jeanette); three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HELEN ROSEN, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 30. She was born in Boston, MA, and owned a general mercantile store with her husband for many years. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Henry; daughters, Marcia Rosen-House and Cynthia Quinlan; son, Mitchell Rosen. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MILTON S. SAGER, 85, of Dunedin, died Dec. 20. Born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, he was a Holocaust survivor and fought in the Israeli War of Independence. He and his wife Lilly moved to New York in 1950. He was an entrepreneur. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lilly; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Michael Scharfman; daughter-in-law, Diana Sager; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater or Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services – Holocaust Survivor Program. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

DOROTHY SCHILMEISTER, 89, of Largo, died Jan. 6. She was born in Cincinnati, OH, and worked for many years as an art teacher. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Levenstein, and Pakita Leone; son, Deneal; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ADELLE SPIGELMAN, 86, of Bayonet Point died Dec. 28. She was born in Cleveland and attended Ohio University. She was active in Pioneer Women, Hadassah and the local PTA. She and her late husband Sidney moved to Florida in 1971 and became involved with the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco previous to its breaking ground in 1975. She worked for the JCC in various positions on the board of directors and as an officer, culminating in her many years as its president. She retired from Nielsen Media Research as a special srojects director. Gov. Lawton Chiles appointed her to the Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, where she served for two terms. Survivors include her son, Brian Spigelman, of Pacifica, CA; daughters, Aileen Spigelman, of Hudson, and Laurie Pelletier, of New Port Richey; brother, Jack Levin, of Cleveland; sister, Ceril Shagrin, of Palm Harbor; two grandsons and four great- grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey, FL 34668. (Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home)

GLORIA SUE STERN-ELLIS, 78, of Palm Harbor, died Jan. 8. She moved to Palm Harbor 22 years ago from her birthplace, St. Louis. She was a former member of the United Hebrew Congregation of St. Louis and was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Phil Ellis; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Tony Minetti and Ellen Stern and Brian Kutza; son and his spouse, David Stern and Alejandro Shepard; step-son, Michael Ellis and his wife, Sandy; step-daughter, Shari Ellis; brother, John Goffstein; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)


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