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August 12, 2016  RSS feed

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NANCY ABRAMS, 70, of St. Petersburg, died July 12. She was born in Worcester, MA and worked for many years at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

PERLETTE CARR, 87, of Pinellas Park, died Aug. 3. Survivors include her husband, Claude; sons, Claude and Mark; daughter, Marie Carr; three grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Carr. (David C. Gross Funeral Home, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DEBI FREEMAN ENGLANDER, 63, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died Aug. 6. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and studied visual arts, having an aptitude for fashion and design. She moved to Treasure Island with her parents in 1972. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law; Alison and Adam Curtis, and Cari and Joel Berman; sister, Madi Toretzky; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association/ Go Red for Women or CASA. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

NELLYE ISRAELSON FRIEDMAN, 95, of Tampa, died July 25. She was born in Ocala and moved to Tampa at the age of 11. She graduated from Plant High School in 1938. In 1942 she enlisted in the U.S. Woman’s Army Air Corp and reached the rank of captain. She met her late husband Herbert in New York City in 1949. They moved to Tampa and were married for 55 years. She was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek for 84 years, where she was a member of the Board of Directors, president of the Sisterhood and received the President’s Cup for being an outstanding member of the temple. She was co-chair of Mosaic – The History of the Jews in Florida, which is now permanently displayed at the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU in Miami Beach. Active in various civic organizations she served on many boards including; the Merle Kelse Library at the University of Tampa, WEDU-TV Public Television, Tampa History Museum and the Ladies of the Berkeley Preparatory School. She received the Rotary International Paul Harris Award. Survivors include her children Mary and Ted Kramer, of St. Petersburg; Bill and Toni Friedman, of Evanston, IL; Frances and Jim Williams, of Charlotte, NC; and Dr. Frank and Julie Friedman, of Mobile, AL; sister, Betty Solomon; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Schaarai Zedek or Brighton Gardens of Tampa. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

MEL GROSS, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Aug. 5. A native of Chicago, he moved to St. Pete Beach in 1958. A longtime area insurance executive, he was the president of Fidelity Assurance of St. Petersburg. He was a member and board member of numerous organizations and clubs throughout Pinellas Country, and a generous supporter of many community causes and charities. He was a United States Navy veteran. Survivors include his sons and daughters in-law, David and Pati, Scott and Maribel and Bobby and Linda; daughter, Susie Gross-DeHaven; sisters Thelma Gross and Judy Weiss; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and Grete Gross. The family suggests memorials to Menorah Manor, Suncoast Hospice or the charity of your choice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LEON MEYER, 65, of Seminole, died July 27. Survivors include his wife, Mila Berkovich; two daughters, Julia Meyerovich and Mara Mowers; father, Moisei Meyerovich; stepdaughter, Gloria Kats-Webb; and a granddaughter. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

NEIL L. ZAGELBAUM, 69, of Clearwater, died July 30. Born in the Bronx, NY, he worked as a teacher for many years. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Adam Zagelbaum, Jared and Amanda Zagelbaum, and Noah and Carmit Zagelbaum, mother Adele; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Mike Piernik. The family suggests memorials to any charity supporting Autism research. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

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