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February 9, 2018  RSS feed

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MARVIN E. BARKIN, 84, of Tampa, died Feb. 7. Born in Winter Haven, he was a graduate of Emory University, with a degree in political science, where he was president of Tau Epsilon Pi fraternity and editor in chief of the Emory Phoenix. After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors in 1958, he moved to Miami to clerk for a judge. He then moved to Tampa where he joined the Fowler, White Law Firm as a litigator. He quickly became a partner, and in 1970 he and nine others left to create the firm now known as Trenam Law. Renowned as a litigator, he was often referred to by his peers as a “lawyer’s lawyer.” He was named by various organizations “Lawyer of the Year” and frequently included in the published listing of the Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Law Institute, he led Trenam Law for decades and remained active there until his death. He served as president of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and as president of the National Board of Bar Examiners. He also chaired Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Commission. He was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Trudy; his children, Thomas and Robyn Barkin, Atlanta; Michael and Chantal Barkin, Ottawa, Canada; Pamela and Daniel Vargo, Falls Church, VA; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Bay Area Legal Services. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

MELVIN J. MYERS, 89, of Clearwater, died Jan. 23. Born in New York, NY, he was a veteran of World War II. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he earned his degree in mechanical engineering. He moved to Florida in 1977 and established Plenums, Inc. which he ran until the early 1990s when he turned the company over to his children. He was a long-time lay leader at Menorah Manor, serving on its board of trustees, and a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Shawn Hollander of Clearwater, son and daughter-in-law Rick and Ellyne Myers of Tampa; four grandchildren; and his companion Toby Nastir. The family suggests memorials to ALE FOR ALZ, Menorah Manor or Temple B’nai Israel. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

STACI SACHS, 45, of Clearwater, died Jan. 23. Previously from Providence, RI, she moved to the area in 1979. A graduate of the University of Florida, she was a certified paralegal, active in politics, her cancer survivors group at Mease Hospital and at Camp Living Springs. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Morgan and Stephen Green, Riverview; parents, Paul and Elaine Sachs, Clearwater; sister Kyli Sachs. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens)

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