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February 10, 2017  RSS feed

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JOSEPH COHEN, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 5. Born in Albany, NY, he was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving as a radio operator on the B-29 bomber. After the war he attended Syracuse University, graduating with a major in business and communications. He enjoyed a career in retailing, holding positions as general manager for chains such as, Gertz, Lit Brothers and Gimble’s Department Stores. He and his late wife Sally moved to St. Petersburg in 1979 where he worked as District Manager for Lane Bryant Stores. Survivors include his son, Gil Cohen, of Omaha; daughter, Stephanie Sittman, of St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Lois Feldbin, of Coxsackie, NY. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

STANLEY KREPS, 78, of Clearwater, died Jan. 31. Born in Jersey City, NJ, his family moved to Newark in 1950. A graduate of Weequahic High School, he was a star athlete on the high school’s city championship baseball team and offered a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which he declined. In New Jersey he was a retail banker with The First Bank of Colonia. In 1976 he moved his family to Seminole, opening a sporting goods store in 1977, which he operated until 1981. He then returned to banking as a mortgage broker for the next 20 years. He and his wife Linda were among the founders of Beth Chai, a Conservative synagogue in Seminole, where he served as president. In 2001 they moved to the Top of the World retirement complex. Along with his wife of 55 years, Linda, survivors include daughter, Michele Melrose; son and daughter in-law, Steven Kreps and Harlene Katzman; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice or to the American Cancer Society. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

YVETTE ROBINSON LEW, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 5. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law; Jeffrey Lew, and Alan and Judy Lew; brothers and sister-in-law, Warren and Myra Robinson, and Gary Robinson; three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

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