Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
Barton E. Ferst, 86, a retired attorney, communal leader and teacher who lectured frequently before bar associations, accounting organizations and estate planning and insurance groups, died July 30. He was a resident of Philadelphia. Ferst, who was a partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley, graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and...
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Stanley C. Tuttleman, 87, a clothing manufacturer and global entrepreneur who was perhaps best known as a philanthropist supportive of both Jewish and secular causes, died Aug. 3 at Lankenau Hospital of complications resulting from a fall at his Merion Station mansion. He had been ill and had battled prostate cancer for two years. Tuttleman's name is ubiquitous in and...
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Paula Bloom, 79, a social worker, educator and a life-long Labor Zionist, died July 25 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The former Paula Yakira, she was known to the majority of her family, friends and colleagues as "Pepi." Bloom was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1927, into a secular, labor Zionist home. At the age of...
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Arthur G. Raynes , 72, founder and senior partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Raynes McCarty, died July 24. He was a resident of Wynnewood. An internationally recognized trial lawyer who had represented high-profile and seriously injured clients for more than 45 years, Raynes was a pioneer in pharmaceutical litigation, having successfully represented more than 50 Canadian and American...
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Hertha Basch, 89, of Walnut Creek, Calif., died June 28. She was formerly of Philadelphia. A hospital volunteer for many years, Basch was active in doz-ens of community organizations devoted to the rights of senior citizens and the developmentally disabled. She moved to California in 1984 after her husband, Vic Basch, passed away. Basch is survived by daughters Reva Basch...
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