SEFEKAR, Joseph 97, of Palm Harbor, died on July 7, 2014. Beloved husband of 67 years of the late Thelma Sefekar, devoted father of William Sefekar (Rachel) and Bonnie Sefekar Landau (Lee); cherished grandfather of Diana and Beth Landau. Also survived by his sister Bella; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Joe was predeceased by siblings Lucy, Abraham, Sophie and Rebecca. Joe was a WWII Bronze Star recipient and Federal Government Employee for 36 years. Worked at Mitchel AFB and was Administrator of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum when it opened. After retiring became CFO of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, from its inception. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12 at Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Interment to follow at Curlew Hill Memory Gardens. Shiva will be observed at the home of William and Rachel Sefekar at 7:30 pm on July 12, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B'nai B'rith Lodge 2603 or Temple B'nai Israel of Clearwater. www.curlewhills.com
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Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home
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Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 10, 2014