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Donald Kriseman, former head of hardware firm

By CRAIG BASSE, Times Obituaries Editor
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 6, 2003

TREASURE ISLAND -- Donald D. "Danny" Kriseman, a retired hardware company president and father of St. Petersburg City Council member Richard Kriseman, has died at 78.

Mr. Kriseman, who came here in 1971 from his native Detroit and headed Modern Wholesale Hardware Co. in Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Feb. 4, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena.

He was a former partner in the Breezeway Villas Condominium in Pinellas Park and was involved in the inception of Yacht Power Products. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and its brotherhood and the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club.

Mr. Kriseman was a supporter of the Florida Holocaust Museum, Menorah Manor and the Pinellas County Jewish Day School. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed boating. In World War II, he served in the Army.

Survivors in addition to his son include his companion, Phyllis Silverstein; a daughter, Nancy L. Kriseman, Atlanta; and many grandchildren.

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Burial will be at Royal Palm Cemetery South.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707; Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association -- Tampa Bay Chapter, 9365 U.S. 19 N, Suite B, Pinellas Park, FL 33782, or the Irv Weissman Assisted Living Facility at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

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