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Rita B. Shore of Champions Gate died on Saturday, July 13, at her residence. She was 88 years old.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was born on March 15, 1925, to the late George and Rose Metzger Bernstein. A graduate of Erasmus High School she was voted “Miss Subway” for New York. She moved from New York to Miami Beach with her young son, Ron, in the middle 1950s. She grew up in a theater family where her relatives starred in the Jewish vaudeville circuit. In Miami, Mrs. Shore became entrenched in the entertainment industry. She worked in many of the large Miami Beach hotels as entertainment director, securing name stars for their showrooms. Mrs. Shore also performed and starred in live theater and television and ultimately became a noted theatrical agent for many years. In 2000, she relocated to the Champions Gate area.

Mrs. Shore is survived by her son, Ronald J. Shore, of Antioch, Calif.; her sister, Muriel Chaffkin of Champions Gate; her nephews, Bruce Chaffkin and Robert Bernstein; and her niece, Jaclyn Bernstein. She was predeceased by her brother, Lester Bernstein (a.k.a. Jay Lester).

In memory of Rita B. Shore, the family requests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 378 CenterPointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.

Graveside funeral services were held at Bet Chaim Cemetery, Gotha, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating.

Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.


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