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ZELDA BECKER, 89, of Rochester, NY, formerly of St. Petersburg died Aug. 7. Born in Rochester, she was an accounts receivable specialist for the University of Rochester Medical Center. Survivors include her son Alan Becker of Rochester. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

NEIL JAY CANTOR, 86, of Dunedin, died Aug. 12. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Florida in 1980 from Washington, D.C. where he had lived for a number of years. Survivors include his son Neil Cantor II; sister Sue King. The family suggests memorials to the charity of one’s choice. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

SAMUEL WARREN LEVINE, 64, of Clearwater, died Aug. 15. Born in Brooklyn, he worked for many years in the jewelry district in New York City. He is survived by his husband, Dr. Jay Azneer; two brothers, Alan and Lee; mother-in-law Dr. Pat Cottrille; sister-in-law Reva (Leslie) Pearlstein; brother-in-law Dr. Ira Azneer. The family suggests memorials be made to Suncoast Hospice or Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

BETTY NEUER, 90, of Seminole, died Aug. 19. Born in Argentina, she came to the United States at the age of 12. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Ellyn “Cookie” and Jerry Klein; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

PHILIP REDISCH, 81, of Kenneth City, died Aug. 24. A longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg, he was a past president of the congregation and a member and past president of its Mitzvah Men’s Club. He was a member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, a volunteer at Menorah Manor and the Mahaffey Theater, a longtime blood donor and member of the Jewish Sacred Society (Hevra Kadisha). He was the owner of Phil’s Cabs, a division of Independent Taxi, St. Petersburg. He was also a two-term city councilman for the municipality of Kenneth City. Survivors include his wife Joan; son Steven; two daughters, Hope and BethAnn; two sisters Rhoda Payne and Francine Miller. The family suggests memorials to Congregation B’nai Israel or hospice. (David C. Gross funeral Homes, St. Petersburg chapel)

MARTHA JEAN SCHAFFER, 75, of Gainesville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Aug. 18. Born in St. Petersburg, she was a graduate of Boca Ciega High School, after which she attended college to become a registered nurse. In 1964 she and her husband Gerald moved to Gainesville. In 1982 she returned to school, attending the University of Florida, where she obtained her bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with honors. In Gainesville, she was involved with Congregation B’nai Israel, as a board member as well as an officer in Sisterhood. Survivors include her husband Gerald Schaffer; two daughters. Sara and Rebecca; and son Daniel; sister Gail McKenzie; sister-in-law Susan Schaffer; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. (Williams-Thomas Funeral Home)

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