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March 23, 2018  RSS feed

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EDWARD CLARK, 94, of Gulfport, died March 7. Born in Boston, he was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in the Philippines as a medic in World War II. He was the first store manager for Zayre Department Store. Survivors include his wife of 70 years Marilyn; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Clark and Ellen Moss; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Russell Cantwell; two sisters, Rhoda Silverman and Helen Irving; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

HAROLD HAFTEL, 92, of Tarpon Springs, died March 13. Born in Brooklyn, his family moved to Flemington, NJ where they had a chicken farm. He studied agriculture in Pennsylvania and worked for the Department of Agriculture. In the 1960s he was sent to Dunedin to be the inspector of HP Hood & Son’s Orange Juice. He bought land in Tarpon Springs to build a chicken farm for his father and brought his parents to Florida. The 40 acres eventually became an orange grove. He was one of the first members of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, when services took place in a storefront, and he remained a member and supporter. Over the years he also supported Temple B’nai Israel. He spent time in Israel on a kibbutz and discovered the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he learned about drip irrigation being developed in Israel and used the technology in his own orange grove. He became a major financial supporter of the Weizmann Institute and sat on its board. Active within the community, he was a member of B’nai B’rith and a major donor of the Jewish Federation. He also volunteered for the Rotary Club and picking up donated eyeglasses at local libraries. He was one of the recipients of the Federation’s 8 over 80 Award in 2014 for making significant contributions to the Jewish and general community. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

EARL WALLACE “SKIP” MOORE JR., 78, of Clearwater, died March 16. He was born and raised in Parsons and Elkins, WV, and lived many years in Baltimore and Virginia Beach moving to Clearwater 10 years ago. He served in the United States Navy. Later he became a licensed electrician in Maryland. He worked in corporate sales for many years and then became a business owner with multiple retail locations throughout Virginia. In recent years, he held the position of Fleet Captain for the Clearwater Yacht Club. Survivors include his wife Sharon Nusman Foster; son Earl “Chip” Moore III (Lisa Guzzardo); step-sons, Samuel Foster (Leigh Ferguson), Richard Yarrow (Debra), Brian Yarrow (Robin); two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel)

MACK MITCHELL SHUMAN, 82, of St. Petersburg, died March 13. He was born in Baltimore. Survivors include his wife of 48 years Dorothy; daughter and son-in-law Meredith and Paul Leonhirth; stepdaughter, Tanya Tostado; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater or Suncoast Hospice.

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