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April 8, 2016  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

ROSALINE SUE AYES, 67, of St. Petersburg, died March 28. She was born and raised in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her mother, Sylvia; brother and sister-in-law, Irwin and Hannah. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice or Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

SAUL BERNSTEIN, 97, of St. Petersburg, died March 13. Born in Newark, NJ, he was a retired security guard. Survivors include his son, Mark Bernstein. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

ABRAHAM ELIAS, 88, of Naples, died March 29. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; son, Lawrence; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Marty Vulpis. The family suggests memorials to Avow Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DAVID LEON GIL, 30, of Washington, D.C., died March 28. Born in Houston, he was musically talented, beginning formal piano lessons when he was 3 and two years later became the youngest person to perform in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. By age 8, he had performed with the Houston Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland. He won a number of awards as a piano soloist including the Early Bach Award from the National Piano Guild and appeared on Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. He was also interested in computer science and at age 12 became the youngest Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. He enrolled in Eckerd College at the age of 15, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and was elected a member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society. He went on to Georgetown Law School where he received the Ferrell Scholarship for academic achievements and served as the executive editor of The Tax Lawyer journal. He then joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to work on x-ray metrology, where he designed new x-ray monochromators (x-ray color selectors) for an x-ray diffraction instrument. His scientific interests led him to graduate school at Princeton University. In 2014, he joined Yahoo as a senior member of the cryptography and encryption team and in 2015 he joined Salesforce, as a senior member of their “Big Data” infrastructure team. Survivors include his parents, Asher and Patzi Gil of Belleair Bluffs; brother, Daniel Gil; and his partner, Donald Windover. The family suggests memorials to the Brain Research Foundation (thebrf.org) or the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (bbrfoundation.org). (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

MARVIN L. JACOBS, 86, of St. Petersburg, died March 20. Born in the Bronx, he was a United States Marine veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Katherine “Kitty”; son, Jay Jacobs; sister, Rita Jacobs; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg)

MOSHE LEIB, 58, of Seminole, died March 13. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Lynn; son, Michael; daughter, Melanie. The family suggests memorials may be made to mpnresearchfoundation.org. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

STANLEY S. PASEORNEK, 90, of St. Pete Beach, died March 31. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and worked for many years as a CPA. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Ellie and Michael and Phyllis; daughter and son-in-law, Helene and Russell Ellison; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

NORMAN SCHWARTZ, 93, of Naples, died March 25. Born in Newark, NJ, he was a seasonal resident from Union, NJ, retired from the food service industry. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Schwartz-Belkoff. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

CELIA YOSHA, 87, of St. Petersburg, died March 14. Raised in Indianapolis, she worked in the family sign business in Broad Ripple until retiring and moving to Florida with her late husband Mike, 20 years ago. She was a member of the Etz Chaim Sephardic Jewish community. Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Sandra Yosha, Tampa; son, David Yosha and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Henckel; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Lee Passo; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg or Etz Chaim at etzchaimindy.org/members. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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