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December 16, 2016  RSS feed

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DONALD MORTON ARTHUR, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 3. He attended Stetson University and graduated from the University of Tampa. An avid tennis player, at the age of 16, he was a state doubles champion. He once owned the Treasure Isle Yacht and Tennis Club. He was a successful insurance executive, starting at Home Life of New York and then founding Fringe Facts, and the Arthur/Gamble Corp. with Millard Gamble. Survivors include his wife Sandra; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jane Arthur, and Bradley and Jane Arthur; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Brian Cesare; and six grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

FORTUNE COHEN, 90, of Clearwater, died Dec. 1. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

STEPHEN BENJAMIN DUKE, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 5. He was born in Bridgeton, NJ, and worked for many years as an attorney. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Myron Mensh. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association ( (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DR. SHARON A. PERLMAN-FRANKEL, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 11. She grew up in Weehawken, NJ, and graduated from Bard College in upstate New York. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and was the Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, completing her fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. She joined the University of South Florida Division of Pediatrics in 1994, and served as the Medical Director of the End Stage Renal Disease Program at All Children’s Hospital, and Chief-of-Staff from 2008-2009. She received three Attending Physician of the Year awards, Department of Pediatrics, USF College of Medicine; the Council C. Rudolph Award from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Medical Staff; and the prestigious Founders Award from the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Extremely active in the leadership of the American Society of Pediatric nephrologists (ASPN), her last position was president-elect of ASPN. She was also on the Board of the Renal Physician’s Association, and participated in many research projects undertaken be these two nationally recognized groups. She rescued greyhounds and was part of the initial Pet Therapy Program with her greyhounds at All Children’s Hospital. She was also an active member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College. Survivors include her husband, Ron Frankel; two daughters, Jaymie (Tracy), and Meagen (Dom); sisters, Lauren; and Robin P. (Robin W.); and two grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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