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June 16, 2017  RSS feed
Obituaries

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Obituaries

SARAH BERKOWITZ, 98, of Clearwater died June 5. Born in 1918 in New York City, she lived in the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum from 1928 to 1934, where she was captain of the high school basketball team and played leading roles in musical productions such as the Mikado and Pirates of Penzance. She married Barney Berkowitz in 1942 and subsequently moved to Waterbury, CT, where she was a housewife and raised their three children. She and her husband retired to Clearwater, where she developed interests in bridge, shuffleboard, and started her own business selling collectibles at local flea markets. Survivors include daughter Lorraine Neal of Clearwater; daughter and son-in-law Marion and John Callahan of Largo, son and daughter-in-law Jay and Tracey Berkowitz of Ocean, NJ; brother David Weinstein and his wife Marilyn; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel).

BARBARA COHEN, 82, of St. Petersburg died on June 4. Survivors include daughters Lisa Berger and Heidi Cohen, son-in-law Charles Barocas and two grandsons. (David C. Gross Funeral Home, St. Petersburg Chapel)

EVELYN LOVE GROSSMAN, 89 of St. Petersburg formerly of Aventura, died May 25. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and married her husband, Emanuel, there. The couple owned a business in downtown Philadelphia before retiring to Aventura. Grossman is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Dr. Jerry Resnick; son and daughter-in-law, Ira and Dana Grossman; sister, Cylvia Leonard; brother, Norman Love; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial donations to the JNF or AIPAC. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

WARREN E. ‘WES’ SAWYER, 98, of St. Petersburg died June 7. He is survived by his longtime companion Naomi Berg; son Warren, daughter Patricia, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)


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