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February 24, 2017  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

HARVEY S. BERNSTEIN, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 10. He was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Connecticut. He moved to Florida in the early 1950s. He owned Abner’s Camera Exchange on Central Avenue, which he sold upon retirement. He was a 50-year member of Kiwanis. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and John Locklair; brother Jerome Bernstein; two grandchildren and a great-grandson; four stepchildren; 11 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Kiwanis. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

NATHAN BRUST, 86, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 14. He was born in Brooklyn, and retired as a Senior New York State Supreme Court Officer in 1988. After moving to Florida he became a member of Chabad of Pinellas County and volunteered much of his time there. He led conversational Yiddish classes at Inn on the Pond, was an avid trap shooter and volunteered as a Range Officer in Dade City. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Pearl; three daughters and son-in-law; Ricia, Shari and Karen and Ardy; and three granddaughters. The family suggests memorials to Chabad of Pinellas County or Chabad of Clearwater. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

LESLIE DORFMAN KAYE, 57, of Indian Shores died Feb. 16. She was born in Newark, NJ, and had worked for many years as a real estate agent. Survivors include her husband, Ed Kaye; and father, Edward Dorfman. The family suggests memorials be to your favorite organization. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

LEOPOLD “LEO” LANG, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 14. He was born in St. Louis, MO, and served in the United States Army. A member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg, he had been president of the Mitzvah Men’s Club. Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth; son Steven; sister Elsa Dreyfus. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg chapel)

RUTH MORGAN, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 15. Born in New York City, she worked for many years as a legal secretary. Survivors include her son, David Schwartz. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

GOLDIE K. SUSSMAN, 101, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 20. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was a graduate of East Side High School in Paterson, NJ, and earned her BA from Montclair State College, majoring in German. Growing up she helped in her parents’ dry goods store. After marrying her late husband Oscar, they built the family business, Sussman’s Drugs, into a Paterson landmark. Over the years she assisted in her son’s CPA business and her daughter’s travel agency, working in the office doing bookkeeping until she retired at the age of 88. She was a volunteer with Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ, and served as president of the local Hadassah Chapter. Survivors include her children; Roni Oren and Harvey Sussman, both of Palm Harbor; and Stephen and Barbara Sussman, of Teaneck, NJ; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to Yavneh Academy or the American Heart Association. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

KEITH M. WASSERMAN, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 3. He was a Florida wilderness explorer, nature photographer and diver, spending most of his time paddling the Florida Everglades. Survivors include his son, two sisters, a brother, and two grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

CHARLOTTE WEINTRAUB, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 12. She was born in Long Branch, NJ. Following Pearl Harbor, she typed war bonds in Hawaii. She worked as a cosmologist in her young adult years. A resident at Toby Weinman Assisted Living Center, she was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Rummikub. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Judith Ciurczak, and Gail and Carl Rubinsky; four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Jewish Helping Hands, www.jewishhelpinghands.org. (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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