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Florence Irwin

Oct 31, 2021

IRWIN, Florence "Flo" of Tampa, FL passed away on October 31, 2021 at the age of 95. Florence was born on June 16, 1926 and spent the majority of her childhood in Burlington, Iowa-- where she met and married Robert F. Irwin in 1947. They shared sixty-four years together before Bob's death in 2012. Flo and Bob raised their...

Carolyn Altman

Oct 29, 2021

ALTMAN (née Fish), Carolyn, 85, of Sun City Center, passed away on October 29, 2021. Carolyn was the treasured wife of Martin Altman, beloved sister of Ceil Kolin (Barry (deceased)), devoted Mother to Marc (Paula Williams) of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dr. Jerald (Lisa) of Phoenix, Arizona. She was proud Nana Carol of Jordan Bupp, Brooke Altman, Sophie...

Blanche Fierstein

Oct 29, 2021

Blanche Berger Fierstein, 99-years-old, of Odessa, FL, passed away in her home on October 29, 2021. Blanche was born on August 4, 1922 to Selma and Ben Berger in Baltimore, MD. She married Jacob S. Fierstein in 1945 and they worked together their entire lives. First, they had a chicken and egg stall at Belair Market in Baltimore, and...

Julie Witt

Oct 29, 2021

WITT, Julie Ann age 69 of Tampa died Friday, October 29, 2021. Ms. Witt was born in Cincinnati, OH. As a military wife she resided in Europe before coming to Tampa in the late 80s. Here, she was proud to be a middle school educator at schools such as Davidson Middle and Sligh Junior High where she taught for...

Alvin Bernstein

Oct 28, 2021

Born May 13, 1926 to Charles and Sara Bernstein, Alvin Bernstein passed away October 28, 2021 at the age of 95. Alvin lived a full and active life. He even played some tennis, the game he loved, the Sunday before his death. After enlisting at age 17 and serving in the U.S Army Air Force, he earned a Master of...

Virginia Johnson

Oct 22, 2021

Virginia Kaye Johnson, 77, of Tampa, FL passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 in Tampa. A namesake of her mother, Virginia most often went by the name Kaye. She was born November 28, 1943 in Grand Forks, ND to Orland Jerome Lund and Virginia Marie Lickteig. She grew up in Grand Forks and graduated early from Central High School...

Ronald Kraff

Oct 21, 2021

RONALD SHAIL KRAFF, 62, of Tampa, died October 21, 2021 after a 7 year battle with cancer. Ronald was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, as an infant in 1960. He was a former member of Congregation Beth Am and was planning to be a future member of Kol Ami once the covid lifted. Survivors include...

Phyllis Kanik

Oct 14, 2021

KANIK, Phyllis Helene, 86, of Tampa, passed away on October 14, 2021. Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Dr. Keith Kanik and Andrew Kanik. Services were held graveside at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Lutz, Florida.

Herbert Sobel

Oct 11, 2021

Herbert “Herb” Sobel, passed on October 11, 2021, at age 86.  He was born and raised in Chicago to parents Rose and Abraham.  It was there that he met his loving wife, Judith, “Judy” Markowitz.  Not only did he serve proudly as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he earned his Masters degree and became a successful stock broker. Above...

Charlotte Shapiro Saks

Oct 10, 2021

Charlotte Ann Shapiro Saks, 99, passed peacefully October 10, 2021 at her apartment in Weinberg Village in Tampa.  She was born to Isadore and Sarah Shapiro on June 27, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest of two. Charlotte Saks was proud to be a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service. In retirement, she loved her many...

Constantine Laliotis

Oct 6, 2021

LALIOTIS, Constantine J., 41, lifelong resident of Tampa passed away on October 6, 2021. He attended Chamberlain High School. A talented electrician by trade, he helped many people with numerous projects, electrical and beyond. He was deeply loved by his family and he especially loved his nieces and nephews. They loved to play with their Theo Costa, he was their...

Hannah Pincus

Oct 5, 2021

PINCUS, Hannah, 89 years of age was born January 3rd, 1932, in Union City, New Jersey and deceased October 5th, 2021, in Wimauma, Florida.  A first generation American, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Miami.  Hannah was a lifetime educator who served 33 years in...

Maria Sallerson-Joyner

Oct 4, 2021

Sallerson-Joyner, Maria Joyce, age 38 of Tampa died Monday, October 4, 2021. Maria was born in Baltimore, Maryland and came to Tampa in 2015. She was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom and taught in their religious school. She was preceded in death by her father, Seymour Sallerson. Survivors include her beloved husband of 15 years, Anthony Joyner, her...

Mary Arce

Oct 3, 2021

ARCE, Mary, 56, of South Pasadena, Florida, passed away on October 3, 2021. Mary loved cosmetology and her family. She is survived by her four son’s, Manuel Perez, Francisco Perez, Daniel Perez, Marcelino Perez, two daughters, Sara Lowry, Magdalena Perez, two sisters, Elena Hunter, Miriam Wood, two brothers, Julio Arce, Claudio Arce, and nine cherished grandchildren. A funeral will...

Dr. Jack Zichlin

Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Jack Zichlin 101, peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, September 29, 2021. He was born May 24, 1920 in New York City. In his early 20's he enlisted in the United States Army during WWII.  He was stationed in the United States followed by Berma, India. In 1952 he met and married the love of his life, Sylvia. They were...

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