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>MRS. DOROTHY WEINSTEIN – 93 - Allied Van Lines (  Ledger, May 14, 2006 )
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Dorothy Weinstein of Lakeland died Friday (May 12, 2006) of respiratory failure in Columbia, Md. Born Aug. 9, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y.,  Mrs. Weinstein moved to Lakeland from there in 1954. She was a bookkeeper for Allied Van Lines. She was a member of Greater Lakeland Women's Club. She was a volunteer at Lakeland Regional Medical Center for 20 years. She was a member of Temple Emanuel. > She was in death by her precededhusband, Sydney Weinstein. > She is survived by her son, Jerome Weinstein, Columbia, Md.; one grandson.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gentry -Morrison Beacon Hill Chapel. Graveside services will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel. Gentry-Morrison Beacon Hill, Lakeland. –
MARIETTA, GA. - Beatrice Ann Weinstein, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 due to cancer. She was born in Sandusky, OH and moved to Lakeland from Tampa, FL in 1974. In 2006 Beatrice moved to Atlanta to be near her grandchildren. She was a member of Temple Emanuel in Lakeland where she was an active member of the Temple Emanuel Sisterhood. Beatrice was also a former Girl Scout Troop Leader and a member of the Lakeland Power Squadron with her beloved late husband, Allen. Her hobbies included reading, sewing, arts & crafts and gardening. >  She is survived by son, Daniel Weinstein of Marietta, GA, daughters, Susan (Jeff) Multz of Roswell, GA, Marsha Weinstein of Atlanta, GA, brother, Douglas Hogrefe of Sandusky, OH, sisters, Kathryn Quint of Reho-both, MA, Carryl Martin of Sandusky, OH, grandchildren, Eva & Alexandra Multz of Roswell, GA, and Raphael Goldsmith of Atlanta, GA. >  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Susan G. Korman for the cure.- Ledger, March 27, 2012
>MRS. EDITH R. WEINER -  89 - Office Manager
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Edith R. Weiner of Lakeland died of heart failure Thursday (May 19, 2005) at Oakbridge Nursing Center. Born Dec. 17, 1915, in Chelsea, Mass., she came here from Hallandale in 1992. She was an office manager. She worked as a desk clerk at Presbyterian Apartments. >  Mrs. Weiner is survived by her daughter, Deborah Ross, Lakeland; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Services will be Sunday at Dukes-Steen Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Dukes-Steen Funeral Home. – Ledger, May 21, 2005        
>MRS. IDA SCHWARTZ URA – 87 – Pink Lady, Lakeland Regional
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Ida Ura of Lakeland died of heart failure Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2002) at Gables at Hunter Creek. Born in Boston on June 4, 1915, she came to Lakeland from Flint, Mich., in 1952. She was a homemaker and a pink lady at Lakeland Regional Medical Center for several years. She was a life member of Hadassah and a member of Temple Emanuel. >  Mrs. Ura was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Ura. >She is survived by her daughters, Edith Levine, Orlando, Barbara Blumin, Franklin, Tenn.; son, Jay Ura, Brentwood, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be  Sunday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Dukes-Steen Funeral Home – Ledger, Oct. 4, 2002
>NATHAN OSTROWSKY – 90 – Meat & Poultry Inspector U.S. Dept Agriculture 
LAKELAND -- Mr. Nathan Ostrowsky of Lakeland died of heart failure Friday (April 22, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Lawrence, Mass., on Aug. 14, 1914, he came to Lakeland in 1975 from Binghamton, N.Y. He was a meat and poultry inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was active at the Lakeland Family YMCA, where he created the water aerobics program, and the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. He was a member of MENSA.  He was member of Temple Emanuel of Lakeland.
 >Mr. Ostrowsky was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ceclia Ceyl Ostrowsky, who died in 2002.
 >He is survived by his son, Jonathan Ostrowsky, Newton, Mass.; daughter, Diane Claerbout, Stanford, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home of Lakeland. Burial will follow in the Temple Emanuel Cemetery at Oakhill. - Ledger, April 24, 2005
>LILLIAN TRACHTENBARG – 87 - W/O Eugene (just below )
LAKELAND - Lillian Trachtenbarg, passed away January 24, 2014 at The Manor at Carpenter's due to kidney failure. Mrs. Trachtenbarg was born July 14, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Lakeland in 1966 from Moline, Illinois. She was a member of Temple Emmanuel in Lakeland where she served as President of the Sisterhood of Temple Emmanuel. She also served as Na' Amat President at Temple Emmanuel in Rock Island, Illinois and was President of Pioneer Women, also in Rock Island. As a hobby she made hand carved and painted children's blocks with letters and illustrations and she donated the proceeds to various charities. She also enjoyed playing the flute. > Mrs. Trachtebarg is survived by her husband of 65 years Eugene R. Trachtenbarg and son David (Joyce Blumenshine) Trachtenbarg of Peoria, Illinois. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at Temple Emmanuel Cemetery at Oak Hill Burial Park. – Ledger, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
>EUGENE R. TRACHTENBARG - 98 -  H/O Lillian  (Listed just above)
LAKELAND - Eugene Trachtenbarg  passed away Oct. 10, 2018. Graveside service today, Oct. 12th at 1 pm at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. - Ledger Oct. 12, 2018
E. LANSING, MI. - Blanche Crego, died Oct. 9, 2008 of heart failure. Graveside services will be Sun. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry Morrison F.H. – Ledger, Oct. 11, 2008
LAKE WALES - Regina Epstein, died on 07/06/2010 of natural causes. Svc. today at 12 noon at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Lakeland. Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. – Ledger, July 7, 2010
>HOWARD BENNETT COHN – 82 - Kraft Foods
LAKELAND - Howard Bennett Cohn, born in New York City on August 13, 1930, and passed away January 15, 2013, in Lakeland, from a lengthy battle with cancer. He was married to Ethel Kruger in London, England in 1955. > He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ethel, his parents Louis and Yetta Cohn and his grandson David Edward Brannan. > He is survived by his loving partner Rhoda Goldsmith, his children Michael Cohn (Julie Tassi) and Sharon Brannan (Ken), his grandchildren Matthew Brannan, Jeffrey (Julie) Brannan and Olivia Cohn.  He attended Erasmus High School in New York City and Polk Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during Korean Conflict, and was director of Human Resources at Kraft Foods. He was a former Polk County Deputy Sheriff and the co-owner with Rhoda Goldsmith of Gem Jewelers from 1967 to present. He was a long-time member of Temple Emanuel. Funeral services at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, 1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland, FL, 33803, on Wednesday, January 16 at 3:00 pm. Internment to follow the service at Oak Hill /Temple Emanuel Cemetery. – Ledger, Jan. 16, 2013
>LEONORA BURGMAN - 83 – Artist - m/o- Roy Alan Burgman- below
LAKELAND - Leonora Burgman of Lakeland, died March 4, 2009 at Kindred Hospital, Tampa due to respiratory failure. She was born August 14, 1925 to Harry and Hilda (Dunn) Sincoff in Mt. Vernon, NY and moved to Lakeland in 1972 from Long Beach, Long Island, NY.   Leonora was a waitress for many years throughout the Lakeland area. She was an artist by every sense of the word and was an accomplished painter, singer and actress who acted in the Little Lakeland Civic Theater. Leonora was active with the Special Olympics events as well as an avid Bingo player and beach enthusiast but most of all she dearly loved her grandchildren.
 >She was united in marriage on January 31, 1943 to Stanley Burgman, who preceded her in death in 1986. She is> also preceded in death by her son, Howard Burgman, her brother, Milton Sincoff and a son-in-law, John Bosselman. > Leonora is survived by her son, Roy (Cathy) Burgman of Colorado; daughters, Robyne (Thomas) Wolfe, Suzanne Bosselman and Maxine Burgman all of Lakeland and her grandchildren, Tara Bosselman and Emalee Wolfe of Lakeland, Ryan Burgman of California and Laura Bosselman of Orlando. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes, Dukes-Steen Chapel, Lakeland. – Ledger, March 6, 2009
>ROY ALAN BURGMAN - 55 -  s/o Leonora Burgman - above
WESTMINSTER, CO. - Roy Alan Burgman, of Westminster, CO, passed away on Thursday April 8, 2010 of complications from cancer. He was born in Queens, New York to his late parents Leonore andStanley Burgman. Roy met his wife Catherine Nadine Burgman in Florida before relocating to Colorado and marring Catherine on August 15th, 1981. Roy worked as a Senior Control Technician at Haynes Mechanical for over 10 years. Roy loved being a part of the Haynes Family. Roy was an extraordinarily loving, kind and dedicated husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and co-worker.  > Roy is survived by his wife Catherine, his sisters Suzanne Bosselman, Robin Wolfe, Maxine Burgman, his nieces Tara and Laura Bosselman and Emalee Wolfe, all of Lakeland, FL., and his nephew Ryan Burgman of Sacramento CA. Roy has joined his late brother Howard Burgman, parents and brother-in-law John Bosselman. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Special Olympics http://www.specialolympicsco.org Services are being held in Denver, Colorado. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements. –Ledger,April 11, 2010 >- Do not think he is buried in Temple Emanuel- but his parents and brother is- Just placing a link to family line- 
>FAYE BROWNSTEIN – 74 – Co-Owner of Faye Lynn Catalog & Empire Shoe Stores
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Faye Brownstein of Lakeland died of heart failure Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born March 19, 1930, in Jacksonville, she came here from Cocoa Beach 40 years ago. She was co-owner of Faye Lynn Catalog and Empire Shoe Stores. She was a member of Red Stocking Group, Lakeland Little Theater and Temple Emanuel, where she sang in the choir.> Mrs. Brownstein is survived by her husband, Harry Brownstein; sons, Jay Brownstein, Decatur, Ga., Stephen Brownstein, Alpharetta, Ga.; daughter, Cheryl Breevoort Kacher, Acworth, Ga.; brother, Sheldon Torn, San Diego; and five grandchildren. Services will be Monday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison Southside. –
-  Ledger, Jan. 9, 2005
>JENNY SUSAN BROWN – 25 - Bally's Total Fitness
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Jenny Susan Brown of Lakeland died of heart failure Thursday (Sept. 14, 2006) at her home in Hollywood, Fla. She was 25. She was born in Winter Haven on March 19, 1981. She was a fitness coach for Bally's Total Fitness. She was a member of Temple Emanuel. >  Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Adam Brown, Hollywood; parents, Martin Stone, Tampa, Sharon Stone, Celebration; sister, Samantha Stone, Tampa; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Kamenoff, Orlando. Services will be Sunday at Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803. Gentry-Morrison Dukes Steen Chapel – Ledger, Sept, 16, 2006
Winter Haven - Rose of 999 Oleander Dr. S.E. died Thursday. She was a native of Austria and came to Polk Co., 53 years ago from Providence R.I. She was a member of Temple Emanuel of Lakeland. >  Survivors include her husband, Philip; 1 sister, Pauline Jacobson of Winter Haven, several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Jack Pines of Lakeland. Dukes-Steen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. - Ledger, Friday, July 27, 1973
Funeral Notice: Services for Rose S. Berkovitz, will be held today, July 27, 1973 at Temple Emanuel at 3:30 with Rabbi Louis Gorod officiating. Interment will be in Temple Emanuel Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations requested to go to the Haddassah. - Ledger, Friday  July 27, 1973.
> Lakeland Ledger, Wednesday Evening, November 16, 1949 - front page
Lakeland - Harry was age 39, he lived at 1052 E. Palmetto St. and was the owner of Harry's Sandwich Shop & Delicatessen, located at 116 S. Tenn. Ave. in Lakeland, Harry died suddenly at his shop last night at 7:00, Death was attributed to a heart attack. He lived in Lakeland for the past 10 years, coming from Racine, Wis. He was a WWII Vet and member of the American Legion. > Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Sylvia Ginsburg; his Mother, Mrs. Rae Ginsburg, 2 brothers; Alfred and Jack Ginsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Tonkel and Mrs. Rose ?? - all of Lakeland. Funeral services were to be held at the Dukes-Steen Funeral Home Chapel this afternoon at 3:30. Rabbi  Alexander Gelberman of Temple Emanuel officiating. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery >  ( Temple Emanuel Cemetery is within the walls of this cemetery ) . There are 3 cemeteries total on this same ground.
>ESKOW, ROSE - 64 -  Lakeland Ledger, Tuesday Evening, Dec. 19, 1950
 Mrs. Rose Eskow of 119 S. Missouri Ave. a resident for the last 3 years, died yesterday ( Mon. Dec. 18, 1950 ) at Morrell Hospital. Mrs. Eskow came here from Brooklyn, N. Y. she was a member of Temple Emanuel; Habomin Chapter 819, Order of the Eastern Star, Brooklyn Hadassh; B'inai B'RITH Auxilary; and the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel. > Survivors are a son, Nat Eskow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Earl Sinclair & Mrs. Murray Levine & 6 grandchildren all of Lakeland.  Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 2:00 at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home Chapel, Rabbi Alexander Gelberman was officiating. >  Interment in the Jewish section of Oak Hill Burial Park.   > Ledger, Dec. 20, 1950 - ESKOW RITES < >Mrs. Rose Eskow who died Monday afternoon were held yesterday afternoon at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Eskow was a notive of Poland but came to the U. S. in 1908. Pallberers were; Earl W. Sinclair, Nat Eskow, Frank Levine, David Levine, Murray Levine & Rubin Miller. Interment was in the Jewish section in Oak Hill Cemetery ( Burial Park )
LAKELAND - Helaine S. Slakman, passed away Saturday March 15, 2014 from natural causes. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Lakeland, FL in 1956. Helaine was a long time member of Temple Emanuel in Lakeland. She formerly volunteered at the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine for many years. >  Helaine was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Leo Slakman.  > She is survived by sons, Richard (Janet) of Allisonia, VA, Bernard (Lanie) of Melbourne, FL and Norman (Becky) of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. > Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, at Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland.  > Interment will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Emanuel. The family would like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff of Good Shepherd Hospice and the staff at Lake Morton Plaza. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. – Ledger, Monday, March 17, 2014
>ADOLPH KAPLAN - 72 - Founder Kaplan Industries, Inc. ( Ledger, Sun. Sept. 5, 1981 ) 
 Adolph Kaplan of 2316 Brandon Road, died Friday at Lakeland General Hospital. He was a native of Prussia and moved to Lakeland from New Jersey 29 years ago. He was the founder of Kaplan Industries, Inc. Bartow and a member of Temple Emanuel of Lakeland.>  He is survived by his wife; Faye, his sons, Donald Kaplan of Lakeland and Ronald Kaplan of New Jersey; and 4 grandchildren. Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, Lakeland.
> Funeral Services for Adolph Kaplan were held Monday at 10:00 at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, with the Rabbi Mordecai Levy officiating. Interment will be in Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Lakeland, Fl.
>CELINA KAPLAN - 66 -  ( Ledger, Wed. Nov. 27, 1974 )
 Mrs. Celia Kaplan of 2316 Brandon Road, died Tuesday. Nov. 26, 1974. She was a native of Holland and came to Lakeland 22 years ago from Bergen County, N. J. She was a Comptroller of Kaplan Industries, Inc., very active in the business world for the past 40 years, past President of the Council of Jewish Women of New Jersey, a life member of Haddassah and a member of Temple Emanuel and the Board of Directors of the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel . > Survivors : husband, Adolph Kaplan, Lakeland; 2 sons, Donald of Lakeland and Robert of Washington Township, N. J.; and 4 grandsons.  Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, Lakeland.
> Funeral services for Celina Kaplan will be held Thursday morning from Temple Emanuel Cemetery, with Rev.Louis Gordo, officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Emanuel Cemetery under direction of Dukes-Steen Funeral Home.
>JOHN KAPLAN - 38 -  Kaplan Industries, Inc. - ( Ledger, Wed. Jan. 14, 1998 )
 Ponte Vedra - John Steven Kaplan, a 3rd. generation Bartow Businessman and President of the former Kaplan Industries, Inc. in Bartow, died Monday Jan. 12, 1998 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville. John was definitely a born leader and an innovative businessman," said his father, Donald Kaplan" of Lakeland. He was extremely intelligent, very gregarious and quick-witted a brilliant young man, he said those who knew him will miss his wit and his wonderful warmth and honesty.  John was born in Lakeland on March 12, 1959, Mr. Kaplan moved to Ponte Vedra in 1996. He attended Cleveland Court Elementary and Southwest Junior High schools before graduating from Lakeland High School in 1977. An advanced student, he received a bachelor of arts degree in communication in 1980 from the University of Miami in 3 years instead of the normal 4. After college he went to work for the family business, Kaplan Industries, Inc., a beef-processing company based south of Bartow. The publicly owned company was started by his grandfather, Adolph "Al" Kaplan and father, Donald Kaplan.
 In 1983, at age 24, Mr. Kaplan was named President of the business- a position he held until the company closed in 1991. He also was the company's chief operating officer.  Mr. Kaplan was kidnaped at gunpoint from his home on the morning of Feb. 4, 1984, and blindfolded, bound and gagged by abductors, who held him for ransom, but were never able to contact his father. He was found 15 hours later, having freeded himself from an abandoned building in an orange grove off  Lake Buffum Road between Frostproof and Fort Meade.   After the family business closed, he formed Kaplan International, a commodity trading corporation. Mr. Kaplan was the president and chief exective officer of the Miami based company until it disbanded in 1996. He worked for one year at a Palm Beach company before becoming partner and food broker of ASC-Meyners, where he worked until his death. >  In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Kaplan of Ponte Vedre; daughter, Jordan Alice Kaplan and son Joathan Allan Kaplan, both of Ponte Vedra; mother, Jane Kaplan, Lakeland; brother David Lois Kaplan, Coral Gables; and grandmother, Kate Estroff Malkove, Birmingham, Ala.  Services were held Thursday Jan. 15, 1998 at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home 3340 S. Fl. Ave, Lakeland. Burial followed at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland.
>DR. JACOBO ALBO -  88  - MD
LAKELAND- Jacobo Albo, M.D., passed away on November 17, 2013 from heart failure, in the home he built in Lakeland with his wife of 54 years, Mary. Jacobo was born in Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Cuba, on December 1, 1924, one of six siblings. His parents Victor and Elisa Albo were Sephardic Jews who emigrated from Turkey to Cuba at the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1920. The family moved to Havana when Jacobo was a child.
 He graduated from the medical school at the University of Havana. He was a surgeon when he met and married Maria D. Franco, whose parents had the same background as his. They had two children, Elisa and Virginia, before leaving Cuba in 1961 after Castro came to power. Their third child, Victor, was born in Gainesville, FL, where Jacobo passed all of his medical board exams on the first attempt while still learning English. In 1966 the family moved to Lakeland, where he practiced surgery at Lakeland Regional Medical Center until his retirement in 2005. Jacobo loved medicine; he had a wonderful rapport with his patients, who would greet him at the grocery store where he often stopped after work to shop for fruit or anything Mary might need. He was a member of Temple Emanuel, proud of his heritage, and a champion of Israel. Jacobo was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. His siblings considered him "the jewel of the family," for his generosity, kindness, and consideration. He always thought the best of others.
 Jacobo is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Elisa (Jeff Rusnak), and granddaughters Gabriela and Sofia; daughter Virginia and grandchildren Arielle, Sammy, and Jacob; son Victor and grandsons Jake and Jonathan; his siblings Rosa, Fortuna, Abraham, Israel, and Victoria; numerous nieces and nephews; and other beloved family members and friends.  Funeral services will be conducted today, Tuesday, Nov. 19th at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. Interment will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. – Ledger, Nov. 19, 2013
>PAUL KIRSHMAN  - 87 -  h/o-  Carolee Kirshman
LAKELAND - Paul Kirshman,  passed away from natural causes Dec. 31, 2014. Mr. Kirshman was born in New York, New York, on Nov. 22, 1927, to Max and Estelle Kirshman. He graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in Brooklyn, New York, and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII. Prior to his retirement to Florida, Mr. Kirshman was a professional salesman. He was a member of Temple Emanuel and B'nai B'rith. He also was a member of the Lakeland Community Theatre, where he had numerous lead roles, and also The Tuesday Music Club where he performed throughout various local nursing homes.
> Mr. Kirshman was preceded in death by his wife Carolee.> He is survived by his daughter Susan (Noel) Tukums; son Jerry (Kathy) Kirshman; grandchildren Samuel Kirshman, Brittney (Jonathan) Robertson and Erik Tukums; great grandchild Violet Robertson.  A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland, 421 East Park Street, Lakeland, FL, 33803. – Ledger, Sat., Jan. 3, 2015.
>CAROLEE S. KIRSHMAN – 81 - w/o Paul Kirshman  - –Ledger,Nov. 29, 2014
LAKELAND - Carolee S. Kirshman, passed away Nov. 26, 2014, from heart failure. Mrs. Kirshman was born in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 25, 1933, to the late Samuel and Tillie Cohn. She was a professional sales person prior to her retirement to Florida. She was a member of Temple Emanuel, and Recording Secretary for the local B'nai B'rith chapter. Mrs. Kirshman was an active member of the Lakeland Community Theatre, performing in numerous plays and roles, and also the Lake Morton Senior Center Broadway Club & Choir, where she performed throughout various local nursing homes. > Mrs. Kirshman is survived by her husband, Paul Kirshman; daughter, Susan (Noel) Tukums; son, Jerry (Kathy) Kirshman; grandchildren, Samuel Kirshman, Brittney (Jonathan) Robertson and Erik Tukums; and great-grandchild, Violet Robertson. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Morton Senior Center, 803 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL, 33801 
> BEVERLY SUE ROBB – 88 -  Philanthropist and an Interior Designer
LAKELAND - Beverly Sue Robb was born on July 18, 1926, in Boston, MA, and passed away on March 30, 2015. She grew up in Lakeland and attended the University of Miami. She also lived in Scarsdale, NY, Cleveland, OH, and Boca Raton most of her life. Beverly was a philanthropist and an interior designer. She loved traveling, dancing with her husband, and spending time with her family. > She is survived by her son, Peter Schneider (Donna), grandchildren, Eric Schneider, Harley Goldenberg, Lauren Goldenberg, sister, Carole Jacobs, and nieces and nephews, Lynn Abrams, Steven Jacobs, Jann Silberman, and Mitch Teicher. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 1 (today) at 12 (noon) at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. – Ledger, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
LAKELAND - Suzanne Joy Bosselman, passed away Sept. 28, 2015. Suzanne was born in Brooklyn, NY, on Mar. 15, 1948, to the late Stanley and Leonora Burgman. She moved to Lakeland, FL, in 1973 following her service in the U.S. Army as a medic. She worked as a nurse for Lakeland Regional Medical Center for 19 years, and later for Tandem Healthcare. She was active in the American Legion, and enjoyed scrapbooking, Bingo and playing cards.> Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, John Curry Bosselman; and brothers, Howard and Roy Alan Burgman.  >She is survived by her daughters, Tara Bosselman and Laura Bosselman, and her husband, Brian Primley; sisters, Robyne (Thomas) Wolfe and Maxine Burgman; niece, Emalee Wolfe; nephew, Ryan Burgman; and sister in law that she lovingly referred to as 'Rimmer,' Cathy Burgman.> Graveside services will be conducted Fri. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland. Donations may be made in honor of Suzanne to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Ledger, Oct. 1, 2015
LAKELAND - Mrs. Betty K. Rhian, died 1/27/15, due to heart failure. Graveside service, Sun. at 1pm at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry Morrison Southside. – Ledger, Jan. 30, 2015
>JACK PINES – 92 - Atomis Engergy Division ( Nautilus Nuclear Subs ) Real Estate, Citrus & Cattle
WINDERMERE - Jack Pines passed away peacefully at home in Windermere, FL on January 13, 2018 surrounded by family.> He is survived by his son Tony Pines and his wife Audrey Pines, his daughter Margie Brozanski and her husband Ted Brozanski and their son Justin Brozanski, his grandchildren Taylor Cappuzzello, and Ryan Cappuzzello and his wife Lisa Cappuzzello and their children Gavin, Mia and Ian. An incredible loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and person, Jack will be deeply loved and missed for all time.  >His funeral will be Wednesday January 17 at 11 am at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Oak Hill Burial Park at 4620 US Hwy 98 S in Lakeland, where he will join his beloved wife Shirlee. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society in his memory would be greatly appreciated, as he lost both his wife Shirlee and brother Alan to lung cancer and was extremely active in the ACS. The link is: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/JackPinesACS  > Jack was born on July 9, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to Sidney and Mildred Pines. Jack was gregarious and the life of the party, with a keen mind and broad smile. A superb singer and dancer, swimmer and competitive skeet shooter, he loved life. But most of all, he loved his wife Shirlee and his children Margie and Tony. Jack and Shirlee spent their 45 years of marriage together dancing, traveling, and living a wonderful life as they raised their children Margie and Tony in Winter Haven and Lakeland.
 Jack served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant during WWII in the European Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. After the war, he received his BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He started his career at Westinghouse Electric in the Atomic Energy Division (Nautilus nuclear subs). Moving to Florida in 1954, he began a long successful business career in real estate where he developed shopping malls (e.g. Winter Haven Mall...), commercial and residential projects, citrus and cattle operations. >Jack believed in giving back to the community, and was extremely active in a multitude of organizations, roles and activities (and still made ample time for his family!), including:
American Cancer Society (National Delegates 10 yrs; Chairman of Board FL; Board of Directors FL Division 15 yrs; Executive Committee 14 yrs; Chairman State Crusade Committee; Chairman Long Range Planning Committee; Budget & Finance Committee; Polk County Unit President; Board Member; Chairman Building Committee; W. Polk County Unit Honorary Life Board Member); University of Florida Medical Center (Board of Overseers); Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Board (Chairman). United Way of Lakeland (Campaign Chairman, Board Member, Chairman Area Wide Development Committee, Budget Committee); Association of United Way of Florida (Board Member); United Way of Central Florida (Board Member, President, Success By 6 Blue Ribbon Committee; Access to Services Committee); United Way of Lake Region (Vice President, Board Member); Lakeland YMCA (Vice President, Board Member, Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Chairman Building Committee). Temple Emanuel of Lakeland (President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Directors, Honorary Member Board of Trustees); United Jewish Appeal (Polk County Chairman); Anti-Defamation League (State Executive Committee, Board); B'Nai Brith, Hadassah Auxiliary (Life Member). Central Florida Development Council (Board, Chairman); International Council of Shopping Centers (State Action Committee); Florida Citrus Mutual; Adams Packing Association (Board of Directors); Florida Citrus Showcase (Executive Board, Board of Directors); Downtown Winter Haven Council (Organizer, President, Board of Directors); Lakeland Chamber of Commerce (Board Member); Lakeland Leadership; FL Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Bartow Chamber of Commerce; West Pasco Chamber of Commerce; Pasco Builders Association; American Economic Development Council; Urban Land Institute; Florida Planning and Zoning Association. Legal Aid Society (Board of Directors); Turnaround (Advisory Board); Polk County Criminal Justice Task Force (Board of Directors); Polk County Crime Stoppers (Organizer, Chairman, Chairman-Emeritus); School Crime Commission; Polk County Public Safety Coordinating Council; PRIDE; Florida Association of Crime Stoppers; Crime Stoppers International; Citizen's Police Academy; Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (Chairman, Board of Directors Crime Prevention Committee); Crime Watch.  Florida Southern College (Advisory Committee); Polk Community College (Advisory Committee); Citizen's Task Force for Children. Winter Haven Skeet and Trap Club (President, Board of Directors); Ducks Unlimited; James Madison Institute; Florida Conservation Association; Sierra Club; Nature Conservancy; Unified Sportsmen of Florida; NRA. Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Board Member, Conductor Selection Committee; Music Committee); Polk Museum of Art. >Civic & Social Clubs - Shriner Masonic Lodge Scottish Rite, Kiwanis, American Legion, Elks, Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, Lone Palm Golf Club, Le Mirador Country Club Switzerland-   Ledger, Wed, Jan. 17, 2018
>GERALD J. COHEN, - 83 -   Ledger, Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
 LAKELAND - Gerald J. Cohen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 11, 2018. Jerry was born August 16, 1935 in Boston Mass. He was a long time resident of Lakeland where he established Pension Administrators Inc. that specialized in retirement plans and insurance. He loved cooking and entertaining his family, friends and clients. He loved sports especially Golf and Tennis and really enjoyed football and the Florida Gators. > He is preceded in death by his parents William M. Cohen and Ruth B. Cohen, >child Daniel E. Titus and grandchild Leigh Spicer. > He is survived by his wife Barbara Cohen, sister,Leslie Flowers, children Mark (Kathleen), Patti, Deborah (Evan) and Timothy. He is also survived by grandchildren Erin, Lauren, Daniel, Philip, Meghan, Jacob, Laura, and Summer and five great- grandchildren Joey, Grayson, Claire Joy, Ada and Lonnie. > Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 16th at Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, with burial at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. > In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Emanuel, or Florida Presbyterian Homes, 16 Lake Hunter Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803. - 
> MARC STEVEN GOLDSMITH  - 59 -   Ledger, Sat. April 13, 2019
LAKELAND - Marc Steven Goldsmith died April 10, 2019.  Mr. Goldsmith, an accomplished and well known numismatist, was born on June 1, 1959 to the late Lloyd Goldsmith, and surviving mother, Rhoda Deborah Goldsmith.  Mr. Goldsmith was a lifelong resident of the area, born in Lakeland, FL, and residing during adulthood in Tampa. He followed in the footsteps of his family, father in Coins, Lakeland Coin, and mom, Gem Jewelers. Marc owned Tampa Rare Coins. > Marc Goldsmith 'Mr. G' survived by 2 sons, Joshua and Zachary; his brother, Alan; sister, Alisa Unger; nieces, Brandi and Jennifer; nephews, Bradley, Jason and Jonathan. > Graveside Services will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, 4620 U.S. Hwy 98 South, Lakeland, FL, 33812. Visitation is at the family home. Address announced at graveside.
> MARC MORTON GOLDSMITH - 72 - Educator -Owner of Lakeland Coin Exchange
LAKELAND -- Mr. Lloyd Morton Goldsmith, the retired owner of the Lakeland Coin Exchange, died of cancer Thursday (June 5, 2003) at home. "Everybody in town during that period knew us. He had a photographic mind for coins. He knew every coin, and the background and history related to it," his wife of 48 years, Rhoda Goldsmith said. Born in New York City on March 15, 1931, he was raised in Montclair, N.J., where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  After graduation from Montclair High School, where Mr. Goldsmith was involved in the ROTC program, he served in the Marine Corps with the First Marine Division for 15 months during the Korean War, fighting on the front lines at the Chosin Reservoir.  He was one of eight survivors in his battalion and came out of one battle as the highest ranking officer, with the rank of corporal. "He was a gung-ho Marine. He was going to fight for America. He told me that it was 20 to 40 degrees below zero at the Chosin Reservoir," Rhoda Goldsmith said. He received the Purple Heart, and following his discharge, the couple came to Lakeland.  Mr. Goldsmith graduated from Florida Southern College and taught U.S. history for the Polk County School District. During the 18 years he was with the school system, he taught at John Cox Elementary, Crystal Lake Elementary and finally at Lakeland Junior High School. The couple owned and operated several different businesses before opening Lakeland Coin Exchange, which Mr. Goldsmith ran, and Gem Jewelers, located in the same building in downtown Lakeland, that his wife operated along with a partner. After 35 years, the couple retired, closing the businesses in 1995. He was a member of Epsilon Phi, the American Numismatic Association and the Florida United Numismatists. He belonged to Temple Emanuel. In addition to his wife, Mr. Goldsmith >is survived by his sons, Alan Goldsmith, Houston, Marc Goldsmith, Tampa; daughter, Alisa Unger, Atlanta; brother, Gerald Goldsmith, Lakeland; seven grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Dukes-Steen Funeral Chapel. -Ledger June 7, 2003

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