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December 14, 2018  RSS feed

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ELLEN GOLDBERG BARSON, 76, of St. Petersburg, formerly of New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT., died Dec. 1. Born in New Haven, she graduated Hillhouse High School. Survivors include her husband David Barson; two daughters and sons-in-law Jill Garcia and John Young, Pittsburgh; and Betsy and Thomas Purtell, Cheshire, CT; sister Lucille Shukovsky, Newtown, PA; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

NANCY COHEN, 75, of Clearwater, previously of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 29. Survivors include her daughter Rebeca Cohen, Clearwater. (Moss Feaster Funeral Home)

KIMBERLY RAWSON GELDBART, 58, of Pinellas Park, died Dec. 3. Born in Scranton, PA, and later relocated to Dunedin with her family, where she graduated from Dunedin High School. She soon went to work for her father at Enviro-Tec. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David Geldbart; her children Rebekka (Adam), Brandon and Jackson; mother and stepfather, Sandra and Dan Kane; stepmother Siri Rawson; brother Jeffrey Rawson (Joan), sister-in-law Vivian Rawson. The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis National Research Foundation. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

STEVEN GOODMAN, 75, of Treasure Island, died Dec. 5. He was the owner of Medical Arts Pharmacy and Superior Nutritionals. Survivors include his wife Judy Goodman; sister Marcia Goodman Livingston (Cliff); step-sons James Bartell (Nathalie) and David Bartell; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Chabad of St. Petersburg, American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

JUDITH OPPENBERG, 66, of Largo, died Dec. 8. Survivors include her husband Jeffrey; sister Diane. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)

MORTON STUPP, 88, of Tampa, died Dec. 4. Born in Philadelphia, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea, maintaining the financial records for the Headquarters KCOMZ (Korean Communications Zone). He attended Wharton evening school at the University of Pennsylvania earning a Certificate of Proficiency. In 1957 the company he worked for sent him to Florida to work at a branch company for six months, and he stayed. He met his wife soon after moving to St. Petersburg and after they married they moved to Gainesville so he could finish his studies in accounting. He was a member of two honorary fraternities – Beta Alpha Psi and Gamma Beta Sigma. The family then moved to Tampa where he worked for Montenegro and Company, which became Arthur Young and Co. After passing the CPA exam, he partnered with Alan Dee, forming the accounting practice Dee and Stupp in St. Petersburg. Later he became the CFO for Val Pak Direct Marketing Systems. He was a past president of the airport Kiwanis Club and financial secretary of Congregation Schaarai Zedek for many years. He and his wife served as youth group advisors and membership chair people. He received the congregation’s President’s Cup for his many hours of service. He was also assistant treasurer for Sam Gibbon’s campaign, and was on of the Florida Orchestra’s St. Petersburg Coffee Concert volunteers, who dubbed him, Mr. Donut. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Elaine; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Mary; daughter Shari; sisters and brother-in-law Esther, Dorothy, and Lynda and Robert Lockhart; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Schaarai Zedek Cantor’s Fund. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

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