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MARILYN (LYN) JOAN BASKIN, 84, of Tampa, died Feb. 22. She was previously from Pittsburgh. Survivors include her husband of 66 years Norton (Norty); daughter Jan; son Scott; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the dog rescue group of your choice. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

DONALD STANLEY GOLDEN, 87, of Tampa, died March 2. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Tampa 28 years ago. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran, serving during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 63 years Geraldine; three daughters and sons-in-law; Beverly and Mark Gruensfelder, Renee and Steven Bernstein, and Gail and Eric Cotton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to your favorite charity. (Segal funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

BEVERLY LEVINE, 91, a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, died Feb. 17. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Iris and Steven Pastor; grandsons; Sam Pastor and Harry Cohen, all of Tampa; and two additional children, five more grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa. (Weil Funeral Home)

BESSIE LEDERMAN SCHAFFEL SELEVAN, 97, of Tampa, died March 7. Born in Pittsburgh, she lived there until 1961 when the family relocated to North Miami Beach. Active in the Pittsburgh area in the 1950s, she helped found and lead Brownie and Girl Scout Troops, insisting that her groups include girls of all races and nationalities. In her later years in South Florida she collected and preserved Yiddish literature. She was active in documenting the remembrances of Holocaust survivors and was lauded for her work by National Public Radio in a series sponsored by Steven Spielberg. A member of Temple Beth Torah for more than 50 years, she was active in the Sisterhood. Survivors include her children; Gary and Diane Schaffel, Joan Schaffel Massre, Martin and Mary Ann Schaffel; brother and sister-in-law Rabbi Louis and Anita Lederman; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

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