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March 11, 2016  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

DEBRA L. BARNUM, 65, of Largo, died Feb. 25. Born in Brooklyn, she was a longtime area teacher. Survivors include her brother, Bob Barnum. The family suggests memorials to Florida State Thespians Debbie Barnum Scholarship Fund, c/o Lindsay Warfield, Steinbrenner High School, 5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33558. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HERBERT L. BLEIER, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 28. He was born in New York City and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his three children, Stephen, Edward and Robin, all residing in Pinellas County. The family suggests memorials to the Jewish Burial Society of Pinellas County (c/o Chapel Hill Memorial Park) or to plant a tree in Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

GEORGE M. HEISTER, 84, of Tarpon Springs, died March 4. A native of Philadelphia, he was a retired pharmacist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his daughter, Melanie Eckert, of Tarpon Springs. (David C. Gross Funeral homes, Clearwater Chapel)

HENRY N. KAHALAS, 83, of Clearwater, died Feb. 23. A native of Boston, MA, he was a retired electronics engineer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Toth. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

ROSE KARLIN, 96, of Palm harbor, died March 1. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Andrea Szmiga, of Palm Harbor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

BENJAMIN A. PRYCE, 94, of St. Pete Beach, died Feb. 28. He was a decorated World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Gaft) Snitz; stepdaughter, Celia (Snitz) McIntosh; son-in-law, Mark and sister-in-law, Barbara; and one grandson. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SHELDON SHEINBERG, 83, of Palm Harbor, died March 2. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a purchasing director in the hospital industry. Survivors include his son, Gary Sheinberg, of Tarpon Springs. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

Bete J. Siegle. 92, of St. Petersburg, died March 11. Born in Philadelphia, she dedicated much of her life to volunteering. Starting with March of Dimes in Philadelphia, she later volunteered at Mothers Aid Gift Shop in Glencoe, IL. She was a founder of the Menorah Manor Gift Shop in St. Petersburg, where she volunteered over 10,000 hours. She was a board member of the Menorah Manor Guild. She met her future husband Roy in 1939 and they were married during World War II in August 1943. After the war, they settled in Drexel Hill PA, and then moved to the Chicago area in 1949. Part time residents of St. Pete Beach since 1973, they moved here permanently in 1982. Along with her husband of 72 years, Roy, survivors include a son James (Michael); sisters Margie Slott and Ellyn Mullin (Don). The family suggests memorial to Menorah Manor. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel.)

RENEE JACOBS SILVERSTEIN, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 26. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1936 and attended St. Petersburg Junior College. She worked in New York City, where she met and married in 1961, her late husband Larry Silverstein. She later worked at St. Petersburg Junior College and volunteered at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel and was active in Hadassah and ORT. Survivors include many nieces and nephews in St. Petersburg and Tampa. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)


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