Obits 3

In Honor of Our Vets

> GERALD 'JERRY' STEVEN GOLDSMITH  - 73 -  G & S Fine Jewelers
LAKELAND - Gerald 'Jerry' Steven Goldsmith passed away at home on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Gerald was born October 3, 1941, in Montclair, New Jersey. He was the son of Irving and Belle Goldsmith.  At a young age, his family moved to Lakeland.  He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1959.  After high school, he was in the United States Navy.  Gerald's entire career was spent in the jewelry industry. He managed jewelry stores in Nebraska and South Florida. He was a national sales representative for a diamond company out of New York.In 1978, Gerald married the love of his life, Shirley. Together they founded G & S Fine Jewelers located on Cleveland Heights Blvd. and remained in that location until his retirement in 2013. Gerald and Shirley enjoyed all of their times together at work, home, and their travels to many Corvette Car shows. He was a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum.  >He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Belle Goldsmith and brother, Lloyd Goldsmith. > Gerald is survived by his wife, Shirley (Snapp), sister-in-law, Patricia Snapp Wagner. Also survived by his 'furry friends, his kitten children.' >The family will receive visitors on Tuesday evening, March 3, at Gentry Morrison Southside, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 4, . at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA, 5850 Brannen Rd. S., Lakeland, FL, 33813 or Florida Baptist Children's Home, 1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33815.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gentry-morrison.com - Ledger, March 3, 2015 -Temple Emanuel is located inside Oak Hill Burial Park
LAKELAND-Leonard Gordon Rabin was a lifelong resident of Lakeland.  Rabin was born to Russell and Nettie Rabin in Philadelphia, PA., on December 4, 1933. He passed away July 18, 2019. He attended Dixieland Grammar School, Lakeland High School, and the University of Florida, graduating in 1956. Rabin was president of the Lakeland Board of Realtors and Realtor of the Year in 1966. He was Broker of Record for Publix Supermarkets and identified shopping center sites for Publix in Lakeland (Lake Miriam Square) and numerous other cities in Florida. He was a member of Temple Emanuel and served as treasurer of the United Jewish Appeal in support of the nation of Israel.  >Rabin is survived by his wife of 34 years (Barbara) and 4 children, Ben Rabin (Randi), Marcia Damsel (Bryan), Ed Rabin (Tom), and Janet Rabin; brother Gerald Rabin (Joan); nephews Gary Rabin, Larry Rabin (Kim); two stepchildren Susan Sorko and Barry Chait (Sherri). Graveside Services will be at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Sunday at 10 am. - Ledger, July 19, 2019
> JULIA ROSENFARB - 88 -  Owner (Retired ) Ross Variety Store
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Julia Rosenfarb  of Lakeland died of heart failure Saturday (Oct. 25, 2003) at her home. She was born July 29, 1915, in Bronx, N.Y., she came here from Tampa in 1945. She was the retired owner of Ross Variety Store.   She was a life member of Hadassah and member of Temple Emanuel. > Mrs. Rosenfarb is survived by her daughter, Beverly Weinstein, Lakeland; son, Donald Rosenfarb, Gaines, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. - Ledger, Oct. 27, 2003
> SARA SELIG - 77 - ( aka Sarita ) -
LAKELAND - Sara Jimal  Selig passed away on June 17, 2013, due to complications from dementia/Alzheimer's. Sara, or Sarita as she was known, was born February 4th, 1936 in Panama Republic of Panama. She met her husband Isaac Selig in August of 1957 and they were married in March of 1958 in Panama and a year later, they both, with their first daughter Raquel, relocated to Lakeland. She was a member of Temple Emanuel. >She is survived by her husband of 55 years Isaac Selig; daughter Raquel Selig Clark and her husband Tim and granddaughter Molly; son Joseph Selig and his wife Jane and two grandsons Michael and Max; daughter Cammie Lehrer and her husband Gregg and grandchildren Megan and Jacob; son Ellis Selig and his wife Karen and grandson Brady; and daughter Michelle Milavetz and her husband David and two grandchildren Alec and Sera. > Also survived by three sisters, Blanca Zebede, Panama City Panama, Corina Nevah, Panama City Panama, Rebecca Victor, Spring Hill, Florida; sister in law Edith Selig Wolff of Atlanta, and a very extensive group of nieces, nephews and grand and great grand nieces and nephews.  During her life in Lakeland she was always active and supportive in various business ventures with Isaac, the longest of which was Selig Fabrics. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 PM at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Bartow Road Lakeland, Florida. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. -Ledger, June 19, 2013
> DOROTHY DEE  BELZER SEREBRIN - 84 -   Homemaker-  Not buried in Temple Emanuel Cemetery
LAKELAND  -- Mrs. Dorothy Dee Serebrin of Lakeland died of heart failure Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2003) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., she came here from Minneapolis in 1978. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Temple Emanuel. She was a life member of Hadassah. >Mrs. Serebrin is survived by her husband, Sam Serebrin; sons, Ira Serebrin, Lakeland, Frank Serebrin, Houston, Texas; daughter, Dayle Ginsburg, Washington, D.C.; brothers, Donald Belzer and Michael Belzer, both of Minneapolis; sister, Ruth Tolchiner, Minneapolis; and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Florida National Cemetery. Dukes-Steen Funeral Home. -Ledger, Oct. 19, 2003
> NED F. SINDER  - 80 - Attorney
LONGBOAT KEY - Ned F. Sinder passed away at home, as a result of renal failure, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Born June 17, 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mr. Sinder moved to Lakeland in 1955, after completing his bachelor and law degrees at the University of Florida. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Sinder was a member of Temple Emanuel in Lakeland. He lived and practiced law in Lakeland for thirty years, before settling in Longboat Key in 1985. > Mr. Sinder was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Sinder. > He is survived by his daughter, Lori Brochin ; sister and brother in law, Arlene & Bruce Slomka; granddaughter, Jennifer Hirsh; and grandson, Jeffrey Hirsh. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, July 05, 2012, at 1pm at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Lakeland, with Cantor Victor Geigner officiating. The funeral arrangements were handled by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel.-Ledger July, 12, 2012
> GILBERT MORRIS WEISS - 77 - Pool and Patio Sales -    Ledger, June 18, 2007
WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Gilbert Morris Weiss, passed away June 16, 2007 of heart failure.  Mr. Weiss was born in Chicago, IL on March 24, 1930, and later moved to Lakeland from Chicago in 1990.  He served in the Air Force during World War II.  Mr. Weiss later worked in pool and patio sales. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, and Masons. He was of the Jewish Faith. > He is survived by his wife, Ida Homerine Weiss, Winter Haven; sons, Mike Walters, Denver, CO, Joe Oxendine, Chicago, IL, Ralph Jackson Oxendine, Inverness, FL; daughters, Lynne Bader, Winter Haven, Marlene Romero, Denver, CO; sister, Irene Press, Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Monday  at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 4902 Eisenhower Blvd. Suite 295, Tampa, FL 33634. 
>Sylvia Davis  -  
Lakeland - Sylvia Ann Davis died Oct. 8, 2006 of heart failure. > She is survived by her son, Don and sister Sophia Meyers. Service, Oct. 12, 1 pm at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry Morrison, Southside.
Ledger, Oct. 11, 2006 - ( B: 12-08-1913  )
> MORRIS FIRER - 84 - Tailor - 
MILWAUKEE -- Mr. Morris Firer of Milwaukee, who has family in Polk County, died of respiratory failure Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005) in Milwaukee.  Mr. Firer was born July 25, 1920, in Poland. He was a tailor. >Mr. Firer is survived by his wife, Rivka Firer, Milwaukee; sons, Dr. Simon Firer, Lakeland, Noah Firer, Arizona; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803-2363.- Ledger,Jan.9, 2005
> RABBI EDWARD P. FOX - 73 -  Rabbi Temple Emanuel -  1935 - 2008
LAKELAND - Rabbi Edward P. Fox of Lakeland, died Friday, September 12, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale due to complications with cancer. He was born June 28, 1935 in Columbus, OH to Morris and Rose (Kahn) Fox and moved to Lakeland in 2001.  Rabbi Fox served for the past seven years as Rabbi for Temple Emanuel of Lakeland; was treasurer of the Lakeland Area Ministerial Association and active in prison ministry. Edward was also a Korean War Army Veteran.  >He is survived by his wife, Beverly who resides in Lakeland; his son, Cantor Joel Fox of Atlanta, GA; four daughters, Julie Aaron of Lakeland, Laura (Ray) Dile of Tampa, Deena (David) Wilkenkeld of Israel and Vicki Fox also of Tampa; a sister, Diane Margolies of Newberry Park, CA; fourteen grandchildren and many dear friends.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at Temple Emanuel with Cantor Joel Fox officiating. Interment to be held in Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Temple Emanuel, Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale or to the American Cancer Society. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes, Dukes-Steen Chapel, Lakeland.  Ledger, Sept. 14, 2008

>CLIFFORD C. GERBER - 66 - Servi-Tech Electronics
WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Clifford Charles Gerber, died of heart failure Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007 at Winter Haven Hospital.  Born in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 18, 1940, he came to Winter Haven from Fort Lauderdale, in 2006.   He was the self-employed owner of Servi-Tech Electronics.  He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Jewish and a member of Temple Emanuel, Ft. Lauderdale. > Mr. Gerber was preceded in death by his brother, Lenard Gerber. >He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Gerber, Winter Haven; son, Sean Allen Gerber, Fort Lauderdale; brother, Marvin Gerber, West Orange, N.J.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Fazzari, Winter Haven; aunt, Marie Bealln, Winter Haven; grandson, Sean Michael Gerber, Ft. Lauderdale. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. -Ledger, Sept. 20, 2007 - Not buried in Temple Emanuel Cemetery- A Member of only- 

LAKELAND - Ingrid Frances Gilbert passed away due to heart failure, Wednesday, June 27, 2007. > She is survived by her devoted husband, Sidney Gilbert.  Ingrid was born in Montreal where she attended business and interior decorating colleges. She was a graduate of Talmud Torah. She was the owner of Ingrid, a European Fashion Boutique until 1983 when she met and married Sidney Gilbert. During her twenty four years in Lakeland, she was active in the arts and a symphony patron. Ingrid was a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of Temple Emanuel.  >Along with Sidney Gilbert, she is survived by her sons, Howard Katz and his wife, Vilma; Kenneth Katz and his wife, Fran; grandchildren, Mark Katz (Nancy), Ellen Halpern (Todd), Sindy Katz and Andrew Katz (Stacey); great-grandchildren, Hailey and Adam Halpern, Jessica and Alex Lufty, Emily, Rebecca and Sarah Katz and Danielle and Jamie Katz. She is also survived by stepsons and their families: Jean and Leonard Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert and Suzanne Gilbert; Beverly and Edward Gilbert, Dr. Aaron Gilbert, Samone Gilbert and husband Rick Acosta and their children, Valon and Peyton Acosta.  Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 2007 at Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL. Interment will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Emanuel, or a charity of your choice. - Ledger, June 29, 2007
LAKELAND - Frieda Joachim, died  Feb. 26, 2011 of natural causes. Graveside services will be today at 11 am at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison -Ledger, Feb. 28, 2011
LAKELAND - Seymour Kaufman died of heart failure May 9, 2011. Graveside service Mon. 9:30 am at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry- Morrison Dukes-Steen Chapel.-Ledger, May  14, 2011
>LEE KRAM - 76 -   Insurance Agent
AUBURNDALE -- Mr. Lee Kram  of Auburndale died of respiratory failure Thursday (Aug. 14, 2003) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Poland, he came here from San Francisco in 1995. He was an insurance agent. He attended Temple Emanuel of Lakeland.  >Mr. Kram  is survived by his wife, Doris Y.  Kram ; sons, David Kram  and Joseph Kram,  both of California; daughter, Hannah, Michigan; brother, Irving Kram, California; and 15 grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison Southside.- Ledger, Aug. 16, 2003
> FRANCES LEVITEN - 92 - Teacher
LAKELAND - Frances Ann Leviten passed away Jan. 5, 2012 from natural causes.  Mrs. Leviten was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on Feb. 17, 1919. She moved to the Lakeland area in 1984 from Wisconsin. She was a lifetime member and former President of Hadassah; as well as, a member of Temple Emanuel. > Mrs. Leviten was preceded in death by her sons, Edward Charles Leviten and Paul Jeremy Leviten. >She is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Jerome Leviten; son, Dr. Dan (Joy) Leviten; grandchildren, Aaron (Debbie) Leviten, Joel (Rachel) Leviten, Sara (Scott) Wilson, David (Dina) Leviten, Alisha Leviten and Ian McCarthy; great grandchildren, Nate, Matthew, Josh and Gabby Leviten. Graveside services will be Sunday (today) at 11 am at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Lakeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 or a charity of your choice. - Ledger, Jan. 8, 20012
LAKELAND- Jerome Leviten, 101, died November 29, 2018. He was born June 10, 1917 in New York, NY, to the late Harry and Ida Leviten. He served as an officer in the United States Army Air Force in World War II as a flight engineer. After the war, he pursued a career in mechanical engineering. His last position was working for Lake to Lake Dairy in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  After retirement, he and his wife Frances moved to Lakeland. They were members of Temple Emanuel in Lakeland.> He was preceded in death by wife Frances and two sons, Edward and Paul, as well as two brothers.  >A surviving son Daniel and his wife Joy reside in Lakeland. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He loved being with family and enjoyed baking. Graveside services will be at the Temple Emanuel Cemetery, located within Oak Hill Cemetery on Bartow Rd., 11 AM, Monday, December 3.- Ledger, Dec. 1, 2018
> MICHAEL R. LUBELL - 41 -   Assistant Manager
LAKELAND -- Mr. Michael R. Lubell  of Lakeland died of heart failure Thursday (July 1, 2004) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 20, 1962, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here from North Miami Beach 10 years ago.  He was an assistant manager. He was a member of Temple Emanuel of Lakeland.  >Mr. Lubell is survived by his son, Adam Lubell, Lakeland; mother, Carole Lubell, Lakeland; sisters, Phyllis Bochman, North Miami Beach, Debra Maragni, Davie. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel of Lakeland, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801. Gentry-Morrison Northside Funeral Home.- Ledger, July 2, 2004
> BERNARD MASTERS - 73 - Landscape Contractor
LAKELAND - Mr. Bernard Masters passed away on Monday, 5/28/07 at LRMC of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. He was a native of Lawrence, Massachusetts and a resident since 1989 from Chelmsford, Mass. Mr. Masters was a retired landscape contractor and a Army veteran, member of Temple Emanuel of Lakeland and B'nai B'rith Lodge #1515 of Lakeland. He received a Bachelors degree from Florida Southern College, class of 1956. > Mr. Masters was preceded in death by a son, Louis Jay Masters,  >and is survived by his wife,  Korina  R. Masters; a daughter, Beverly Rose Masters of Nashua, N. H. and 2 grandchildren, Sara M. Skaggs and Rory L. Skaggs along with a special sister-in-law, Joan Greenbaum and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Wednesday from Gentry-Morrison Dukes Steen Chapel, 1833 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland and interment follows in Temple Emanuel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Louis Jay Masters Endowment Scholarship Fund, C/0 Syracuse University, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202-1202. - Ledger, May. 30, 2007
>JERRY MILLER - 79 - Owner Auto Parts Store  - Ledger, Jan. 31, 2009
LAKELAND - Jerry Miller died Jan. 29, 2009 at home of COPD.  Mr. Miller was the owner/operator of an Auto Parts Store for many years. He was born in Chicago March 10, 1928.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Miller was known as "PAPA" to all his grandchildren. >He was preceded by his Daughter Pamela. >He is survived by his sons: Rabbi Jay Miller of Chicago, IL, The Honorable Judge Wayne Miller of Key West, and Murray Miller of Sarasota; Loving Companion for 30 Years, Lynda Tecsi of Lakeland and Karen Tecsi, IN; Lori Holmes, Lakeland; Tom Tecsi, Seattle, WA; Dawn Ramsey of Sanibel, FL & 15 grandchildren. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, with Rabbi Jay Miller performing the service in Temple Emanuel Cemetery at Oak Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at heathfuneralchapel.com -
LAKELAND - Robert Peter Wolf, a nearly life-long resident of Lakeland, passed away at his home in Morganton, Georgia.> He was preceded in death by his dear parents Rhoda and Leonard Wolf, >and is survived by his three loving siblings - Susan (Bruce) Scheinberg of Miami, Michael (Betty) Wolf of Gainesville and Laurie (Don) Altshuler of Maitland - and by his six nieces and nephews, all of whom loved their Uncle Bobby, and their eight children. Bobby (to his family, Bob to his friends) was born in Paterson, New Jersey, but had the good sense to move to Lakeland as a toddler. He worked for decades in the citrus and cattle business in central and southwest Florida, first with Nat Wolf Corporation and then as President of Ro-Len Properties Enterprises. He was a dedicated fan of the Lakeland High Dreadnaughts (Class of 1967), the University of Florida (Bull Gator) and the New York Yankees (from Mantle to Judge). His passing has left a hole in the hearts of his family and of his many friends from all walks of life who will miss his quick wit, his mastery of trivia, and his generous spirit. A graveside service will be held at Temple Emanuel Cemetery at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, at 1:30 PM on Sunday, December 15, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Temple Emanuel in Lakeland or the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407.599.1180 www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com - Ledger, Dec.14, 2019

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