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STEPHEN BRAGIN, 87, of Belleair, died Sept. 13. Born in New York, he grew up in Tampa, later moving to Pinellas County. Active in the community, he served in many organizations. A member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, he was a past president, a board member and past president of its Brotherhood. He was an officer for South East Region for Reform Temples and a co-chairman and first lay appointee for Union of American Hebrew Congregations Commission on Jewish Education. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, he served in the Korean War. He was an officer of David Bilgore & Co. Inc. and trust officer for Bilgore Trust Company. He spent 10 years as regional development director for the University of South Florida, and then the development director of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Survivors include his children; Janet and Marc; and his grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

ALFRED B. HAUBENSTOCK, 100, of Tampa, died Oct. 4. Born in New York, he spent most of his life in Tampa. He served as a first lieutenant and served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps. He owned several businesses including Southern Furniture Exchange and Carriage House Interiors (Ethan Allen). Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Audrey; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Haubenstock and Susan Robinson, Steven and Susan Haubenstock; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Haubenstock and Artie Jacobowitz, Norma Haubenstock and John Estle, and Gail Haubenstock Allen and Bart Allen; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Schaarai Zedek. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

JEFFREY W. HYMAN, 56, of Tampa, died Sept. 29. He was a native of Tampa. He was an animal lover, spending much of his time at horse shows and in the country teaching youngsters to love and care for animals. Survivors include his wife, Alice; his mother, Joanne Quade; brother and sister-in-law, Rand and Karen Hyman. The family suggests memorials to the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

JEROME “JERRY” JACKOWITZ, 81, of Valrico, died Aug. 22. He moved to Florida 16 years ago from his native New York. He was a film editor. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Sarah Valentine; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Lori Jackowitz of New York; Russell and Dianne Jackowitz of West Palm Beach; Matthew and Teresa Jackowitz of Hawthorne, NY; Evan and Renee Jackowitz of Rhode Island; brother, Robert Jackowitz of Levittown, NY; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

MICHAEL JOHN JUDELSON, 61, of Tampa, died Sept. 17. He grew up in Patchogue, NY. Survivors include his parents, Morton and Elizabeth Judelson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dena and William Rockwell, Judith and Frederick Davies, Dr. Debra Judelson and AJ Willmer; son, David Spencer; daughter and son-in-law, Sabrina and Sandy Solomon; four grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

JAMES SORRELL, 67, of Clearwater, died Sept. 9. He had been a first responder, serving with the Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue Department for 33 years. For several years he was a member of Aeromedical Transport serving Tampa General Hospital. He was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Survivors include his sister, Diane Hunter; two nieces, Kelly Sapp and Tracy Milosevich.

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