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FLORENCE ENGELSON GUTKIN, 91, of Tampa, died Dec. 3. She moved to Tampa in 1945. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Jack and Rose Gutkin, Alpharetta, GA; daughter Rosanne Gutkin Clementi and her spouse Joy Tapper, of Tampa; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Weinberg Village. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

DR. MICHAEL I. ROTHBURD, 77, of Tampa, died Dec. 5. He was born in New York City and attended Ohio University where he received his PHD in psychology. In 1970, he moved his family to Tampa, where he served as a professor at the University of Tampa, ran a Hillsborough County clinic and established a private clinical practice that served his patients for over 45 years. He was a founder and helped organize the Biofeedback Society of Florida, where he also served as its first president. He had many hobbies including trains, music, travel, culinary arts and computers. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judith; and his children Craig and Diane Rothburd, Cheryl and Steve Fisher, and Joshua and Ellen Rothburd; and four grandsons. The family suggests memorials to Moffitt Cancer Center. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

SCOTT DAVID SEHRES, 24, of Tampa, died Dec. 2. He moved to Tampa with his family in 1996 from his native Baltimore, MD. He attended Mulrennan Middle School and Plant High School, where he was on the football team. He was an avid sports fan and favored the University of Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Survivors include his parents, Laura Sehres and Randy Sehres; grandparents; Linda Bergeron, Max Yeste and Betty Sehres; his step-mother and step-sisters. The family suggests memorials to the Humane Society or any organization that supports mental health education and support. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

VIVIENNE SINGER, 89, of Minneapolis, previously of Tampa, died Nov. 25. Born in Minneapolis, she attended the University of Minnesota continuing her studies at California State University at Fresno, graduating with a major in women’s studies and psychology. Earning her master’s degree in counseling, she became a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Florida. In Tampa, she worked for Tampa Jewish Family Services for many years and was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law; Connie Singer and Charles Orton, and Janet and Alan Kaplan; sister Lorraine Kushner; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Hospice.

MORTON STUPP, 88, of Tampa, died Dec. 4. Born in Philadelphia, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea, maintaining the financial records for the Headquarters KCOMZ (Korean Communications Zone). He attended Wharton evening school at the University of Pennsylvania earning a Certificate of Proficiency. In 1957 the company he worked for sent him to Florida to work at a branch company for six months, and he stayed. He met his wife soon after moving to St. Petersburg and after they married they moved to Gainesville so he could finish his studies in accounting. He was a member of two honorary fraternities – Beta Alpha Psi and Gamma Beta Sigma. The family then moved to Tampa where he worked for Montenegro and Company, which became Arthur Young and Co. After passing the CPA exam, he partnered with Alan Dee, forming the accounting practice Dee and Stupp in St. Petersburg. Later he became the CFO for Val Pak Direct Marketing Systems. He was a past president of the airport Kiwanis Club and financial secretary of Congregation Schaarai Zedek for many years. He and his wife served as youth group advisors and membership chair people. He received the congregation’s President’s Cup for his many hours of service. He was also assistant treasurer for Sam Gibbon’s campaign, and was on of the Florida Orchestra’s St. Petersburg Coffee Concert volunteers, who dubbed him, Mr. Donut. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Elaine; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Mary; daughter Shari; sisters and brother-in-law Esther, Dorothy, and Lynda and Robert Lockhart; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Schaarai Zedek Cantor’s Fund. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

MARIA WAKSMAN, 89, of Tampa, died Dec. 4. A native of Cuba, she and her late husband Gregory moved to Tampa in 1961 from there. She was known as the family historian. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Ben and Dottie Waksman, Sergio and Karen Waksman, and Albert and Susan Waksman, all of Tampa; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Rodeph Sholom or other charities to benefit Jewish causes. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)

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