Erwin Stanton "Stan" SALZER

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David C. Gross Funeral Home
6366 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL

SALZER, Erwin Stanton "Stan"

of St. Petersburg, died October 20, 2016.

Stan was a true native son of St. Petersburg. He was born at Mound Park Hospital (now Bayfront Medical Center) Dec. 31, 1929. He attended local schools and was a proud graduate of St. Petersburg High School. He was an honors graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College (now St. Petersburg College) and the University of Florida where he received both his BSBA and MBA with a major in accounting. Stan spent two years in the Army Audit Agency auditing government contracts. He was a lifetime senior member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Upon completing his tour of duty in the Army, Stan returned to St. Petersburg where he joined the CPA firm of Sheldon, Curry, Canning, and Wells which would later become Canning, Wells and Salzer. Years later the firm merged with the international firm of Ernst & Young. Stan retired from the firm in 1987 and focused his energies and expertise on land development in both Pinellas and Manatee County. Stan was also active in civic life and served on the board of directors of many non-profit organizations including the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, St. Anthony's Hospital, PARC, Family and Children's Service Center, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Temple Beth-El, Congregation B'Nai Israel, Committee of 100, United Fund, Florida Suncoast Opera Association, Canterbury School, Suncoasters, Bucketeers, and the local chapters of Kiwanis, the American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. He was also a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Museum of History, Menorah Manor, Florida Holocaust Museum, Temple Beth-El, and the President's Council of the University of South Florida. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Iris Warshaw Salzer; sons, Brad and wife Kristie, Steve and wife Laura, of Tampa, Mark and wife Rebecca of Ann Arbor, MI and daughter Pam of Washington, DC. His brother Larry of Seminole also survives him. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Will, Joseph, Jake, Corey, Emmett, and Gayatri; as well as nieces and nephews, Henry and Mitchell Newman, Bruce Salzer, Marsha Salzer Wilson, Fransherri Salzer Coughlin, Rob and Jeff Freedman, and Lisa Freedman Woodward. His extended family includes Liz Curry and David and Lynn Cox and their children Lindsay Cox Rysavage and her husband Andy and their son Cian, Stephen Cox and Sylvia Ayes, and the late Teddy Ayes.The family expresses their appreciation to Stan's caregivers including Sue, Cali, Kim, Yani, and Michelle. Services will be held Friday, October 28, at 11 am at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South with Rabbi Michael Torop officiating. Following the service, an interment service will be held at Royal Palm South Cemetery. Following the burial, a memorial reception from 12:30-3 pm will be held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (1 Central Avenue, St Petersburg) with valet service provided. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, 33701, The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S, 33701 or Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave S, 33707. Online guestbook at

David C. Gross Funeral Homes

6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 25, 2016
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