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EDAHN JOSHUA ISAAK, 54, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Tampa, died Sept. 22. Born in Bloomington, IN, his family moved to Tampa when he was 6. He attended Berkeley Preparatory School, was a graduate of Chamberlain High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Florida. He earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida. He served as the transfusion medical director and blood bank director at Staten Island University Hospital, teaching students and training the residents. Through his research, he created a new protocol on “the use of blood” for blood transfusions, saving many lives. He had a love for sports, math, and Scrabble and a passion for art, history, books and travel. He spoke seven different languages. Survivors include his son, Jordan Isaak; parents Sam and Malka Isaak; brother and sister-in-law Eilam and Betsy Isaak. The family suggests donations to the Israeli Defense Fund, Epilepsy Foundation or a charity of your choice. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

RONALD ALAN JACOBS of Columbia, MD, died Sept. 29. Survivors include daughters Shari (Harvey) Goodman, Marci Bronstein, and Caryn Jacobs and six grandchildren. The family suggests donations to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. (Sol Levinson & Brothers, Pikesville, MD)

GEORGE A. LEVY, 83, on Tampa, died Sept. 27. He and twin brother J. Leonard were born and raised in Tampa. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and served in the U.S. Army. He was the founder of George A. Levy Awards in 1960, and built the business into one of the top 10 award businesses in America. He served as chairman of the board of Hillsborough Community College and was on the 13th Judicial Nominating Committee. He was a charter member and president of the Tampa Sports Club and served on the Tampa Sports Authority, city of Tampa Board of Public Recreation, Gator Boosters board, charter member of the University of Tampa Sword and Shield Club, a member of the Tampa Pro Football Task Force (serving on the task force for Super Bowls XVIII and XXV), Hall of Fame Bowl board, Outback Bowl Selection Committee, New York Yankees Tampa Foundation and the Sunshine State Games. He founded the Greater Tampa Swimming Association, where he served as director and coach. He was named 1999 Tampa Citizen of the Year 1991 Small Business Person of the Year, received the 1994 University of Tampa’s Center of Ethics Annual Award, was named 1998 Tampa Sports Club’s Citizen of the Year and was chosen as Alumnus of Distinction by UF’s Tampa Gator Club in 1998. He was a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and received the National Medallion from the group as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Service to Youth Award. He received an EDDIE, the Superintendent’s Award by the Hillsborough County Education Foundation, and in 2004, the Hillsborough County School Board named a technical school the Aparicio-Levy Technical Center for his years of support of the school system. He served on the executive committee of the J. Clifford MacDonald Center and was vice president of the Gold Shield Foundation. Survivors include his wife, Judith Howell Levy; two daughters, Barbara Levy of Alexandria, VA, and Carolyn “Cacky” Enman and husband, Mark, of Summit, NJ; stepdaughter, Laura Richardson of Tampa; stepson, Daniel Walter of Longmont, CO; brother, J. Leonard, and wife, Patricia and two grandsons. The family suggests donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, Gold Shield Foundation or the charity of one’s choice. (Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services)

ALEXSANDRA “SASHA” MEEK, 44, of Tampa, died Sept. 24. She was an accomplished teacher and an expert crafts maker, especially with crochet, knitting, and beading. Survivors include her husband, Christian Meek, and her parents, Mikhail and Melaniya Leybenzon. (Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services)

MILDRED MAY ZOLINSKY, 97, of Palm Harbor, died Oct. 1. Born in Virginia and raised in Brooklyn, she and her late husband, Paul, moved to Key West in the 1950s and then to Tampa in 1961. Married for 62 years, the couple were longtime members of Congregation Schaarai Zedek, where they were regulars at the senior luncheons. They volunteered at Super Sunday for more than 25 years, exercised at the JCC and participated in the Senior Olympics. Survivors include daughters Linda Zolinsky (Terry Ferguson) and Shoshana Susan Berman (Michael); four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

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