Jewish Press of Tampa


ELAINE PACK JAFFE BRINN, 89, of Sarasota, died Dec. 12. Born in Dayton, OH, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and had lived in Richmond, IN, and Dayton and Cincinnati, moving to Florida in 2016. She played the accordion and piano and was a weekend golfer and bowler. She was a member of Hadassah and the Jewish Federation, along with many other organizations. Survivors include her children: Scott (Laureen) Jaffe of Tampa; Leslie (Mitch) Marantz, Marc (Becky) Jaffe, Susan (Gary) Miller; brothers Richard (Ann) Pack, David (Shari) Pack; sister Linda Baker; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Hadassah. (Weil Kahn Funeral Home)

AARON JAY ELSTEIN, 66, of Riverview, died Dec. 24. Born in Germany, he moved to Riverview five years ago from Middletown, DE, where he resided after living in southern New Jersey for many years. He worked in management positions for several automotive related companies including Midas, Pep Boys and Tires Plus where he was the regional manager. He was a sportsman, loved fishing and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary Bednarchik Elstein; son and daughter-in-law Jeremy Morris and Lindsey Elstein of Oklahoma, daughter Jessica Quattrocchi, Valrico; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the charity of one’s choice. (Segal Funeral Home)

MICHAEL J. “MIKE” FREEDMAN, 83, of Tampa, died Dec. 17. Born in New York City, he graduated from Yale University and the University of Florida College of Law, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. He was also a law clerk to U.S. Federal Judge William McCrea and earned a master’s in Labor Law from New York University. He practiced law in Tampa for almost 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Sandy; his children, Rob (Sheri) Freedman, Jeff Freedman, Lisa (Edward) Woodward; sister Marcia Rogers; and eight grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home)

STEVEN L. GELLER, 78, of Trinity, died Jan. 3. From Boston, he recently moved to Tampa. He had been an electrical engineer. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Judi; two sons, Robert Geller and Michael Geller; daughter, Lisa; and a grandson. The family suggests memorials be made to Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco, or the Alzheimer’s Association. (Segal Funeral Home)

KEVIN GOLDMAN, 59, of Tampa, died Dec. 30. He lived in East Flatbush, NY, then Oakhurst, NJ, moving to Tampa over 20 years ago. He was a graduate of Rutgers College of Pharmacy and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Fraternity. He worked as a pharmacist in Monmouth, NJ, Tampa and Lakeland areas. Survivors include his father Nat Goldman; sister and brother-in-law Donna Goldman and Mayer Fishman. (Segal Funeral Home)

ANDREW MARC HARROW, 66, of Apollo Beach, died Dec. 22. A native of New York he moved to the area in 1982. Survivors include his wife Susan; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Toby Harrow; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Harrow and Marc Chodock, and Adrienne Harrow; two brothers, Neil Harrow and Howard Harrow; and a granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to the ASPCA, Hadassah, Temple David or Congregation Schaarai Zedek. (Segal Funeral Home)

MICHAEL DAVID HIRSCHMAN, 74, of Tampa, died Jan. 1. A native of New York, he recently moved to Tampa from there. He was a US Navy veteran and had an affinity for science and technology. He was a photographer and a New York Mets fan. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Irene; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Vilma Hirschman; daughters and sons-in-law Samantha and Greg Wexler, and Dana and Jovino Castro; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Heart Association. (Segal Funeral Home)

RENA (SUSSMAN) JACOBSON, 75, of Tampa, died Jan. 1. Born in La Junta, CO, she grew up in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating high school, she moved with her family to Tampa. She supported a wide variety of charitable causes, and will be remembered for her incomparable hospitality, her desserts, love of the theater, passion for travel and keen aesthetic sense. The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Segal Funeral Home)

ESTHER SARGRAD, 94, of Tampa, previously of Clearwater and New Port Richey, died Dec. 23. She was born in New York and moved to Philadelphia in 1949, when she and her late husband Bernard married. They moved to Levittown, PA, where they resided until retiring to Florida in 1979. She was a life member of Hadassah, serving as both a chapter president and region president. She was active in both the Pasco and Pinellas Jewish Community Centers, often teaching Yiddish classes. Survivors include daughter Marsha, Palm Harbor; and son Howard Sargrad, Port Orange; a grandson and a great-granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to Hadassah or JNF. (Beit Olam Cemetery)

MIRIAM G. ZIMMERMAN, 86, of Sun City Center, died Dec. 30. She moved to Tampa from Houston, TX, in 2017 after previously residing in Cleveland, OH and Vero Beach. Survivors include her sons, Marty Clayman (Kathy), Fresno, CA, Lawrence Clayman, Seattle, WA, Gary Clayman (Miky), Tampa; and eight grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home)

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