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Howard Kanter

February 13, 1924 — December 15, 2012

Howard Kanter

KANTER, Howard, age 88 of Tampa, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at home. Mr. Kanter was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to Tampa 25 years ago from Boca Raton. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a medical tech during WWII. He participated in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of Congregation Kol Ami and for a short time served as the synagogue's executive director. He was a true renaissance man as a poet and artist but mostly will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and cherished grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Elizabeth. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Mary Kanter of Tampa, Kenneth & Devra Kanter of NY, and Brad & Eileen Kanter of Tampa, daughter and son-in-law, Gail & Dr. Steven Baker of Tampa, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, (Tuesday) 11:00 AM at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa. Interment will be follow at 1:30 PM with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Kol Ami.


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