STERENSIS, Yetti was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Lvov, Poland. She passed away Feb. 5, 2014, in St. Petersburg, 1 day shy of her 85th birthday. Born Yetti Straucher, she lived in Poland until 1941, when, with fake papers, she was able to survive the war by working as a slave laborer in a German munitions factory. In 1945, Yetti met Abraham Sterenzis in a displaced persons camp in Germany. They married and moved to the United States in 1948. Yetti and Abraham lived in New York City with their children Joe and Reney. Yetti worked as an opera singer, retail clerk, and homemaker. Abraham died in 1968. In 1979, Yetti moved to St. Petersburg to join her son Joe who had moved the previous year. Yetti spent her time in Florida involved with World ORT, Hadassah, the choir at Temple Beth-El, and Workman's Circle. She adored spending time with her grandchildren as well as singing, swimming, walking, and reading. Yetti is survived by her son, Joseph Sterensis (wife Barbara), daughter, Reney Lorditch (husband Scott); and grandchildren, Abby, Lauren, Marc, and Alan. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, Feb. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Yetti's memory to Temple Beth-El. Online guestbook and Shiva info available at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911

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David C. Gross Funeral Home
6366 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 381-4911

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 6, 2014