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January 13, 2017  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

HERMAN ALEXANDER, 101, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 28. He had been a police officer for 22 years in the Philadelphia Police Department. He was past master of Equity Lodge No. 592 Masonic Lodge in Philadelphia. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Murray Harris; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

CLAIRE BRESS, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 13. She was a longtime resident of St. Petersburg. Survivors include her son, Michael Nadler; one grandson and a great-granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MARGARET MURRAY BRAININ, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 18. She worked for the Pinellas County School System, retiring from there. Survivors include her son, Stephen Rasor; daughter, Jean Rasor; and three grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

DR. AARON DIAMOND, 100, died Dec. 30. He was a graduate of the Temple University School of Dental Medicine and practiced dentistry in Lansdale, PA, for 50 years. Later he taught four-handed dentistry to Temple dental students. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Montgomery County, PA. Survivors include his children; Robin and Dave Slaby, of Clearwater, and Jacqueline Diamond and Robert Prentky, of Princeton, NJ; sister, Jean Rouslin, of Salem, OR; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel).

EVA GERSON, 87, of Gulfport, died Dec. 26. She was a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz and served as a volunteer and board member of the Florida Holocaust Museum. Survivors include her son, Dr. Leslie Gerson, and son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lynnette Gerson; three grandchildren; and friend, Adolphe Lebovic. The family suggests memorials to the Florida Holocaust Museum. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

FREDRICA A. LEVINSKY, 87, of Clearwater, died Dec. 17. She was born in New York and worked for many years as a nurse. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Maurice; sons and daughters-in-law, Ira and Stephanie Levinsky, and Kenneth and Shannon Levinsky; sister-in-law and brotherin law Sheila and Burton Strasser; and five grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

SANDRA ROSALYN MOSS, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 18. Born in New York, she grew up in New Jersey, before moving to Florida. She was an elementary and religious schoolteacher for many years. She was also a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Stephen Moss; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Brian Moss and Dr. Mihaela Soran, and Michael and Christina Moss; brother, Dan Rabin; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

WILLIAM SHAPERA, 91, of St. Petersburg died Jan. 1. Born in Chicago, he attended Roosevelt University in Chicago. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. A retired electrical engineer, he was a volunteer at Menorah Manor and a former trustee. He and his wife Rose were married in 1949, and had lived in the area for more than 25 years. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

Obituaries of Jewish community members, both local residents and individuals whose survivors live in the area, are published as a FRE public service in the Jewish Press of Pinellas County, based on information supplied by the family to the funeral home. Informaiton may also be submitted directly in writing to the Jewish Press. Email to jewishpress@aol.com or send to PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758. Be sure to include contact information. The information contained in the published obituary is at the discretion of the Jewish Press.


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