Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775
Deborah R. Labovitz, 63, longtime professor and chair of the department of occupational therapy at New York University, died June 14 at her home in Elkins Park. Labovitz earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, and later joined the faculty as an instructor and assistant professor of occupational therapy at the School of...
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Yetta Gold, 87, active in the Kensington community for many years, died June 29. The former Yetta Berman, she was a resident of Center City. Gold grew up in Strawberry Mansion. She and her husband, Leonard Gold, ran Len's Yellow Front, a toy and hardware store on Frankford Avenue in Kensington, for 40 years. A member of Shaare Yeitchock synagogue...
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Estyr Deitz, 94, a past president of several Jewish organizations, died July 4. More than 60 years ago, Deitz became president of a young Hadassah group, which she organized at her mother's suggestion. She became a life member, and in addition, spent many years volunteering and working at Hadassah's Philadelphia office. She remained active in her 90s, and continued to...
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Samuel N. Rabinowitz, 73, attorney, active volunteer and supporter of a myriad of Jewish causes, died at his home in Bala Cynwyd on June 8. Rabinowitz was a native of Hazelton, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Temple University. Former chairman of the trusts and estates department at Blank Rome,...
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Louis S. Rosenthal, 78, a stockbroker and investment counselor, died June 28 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a resident of Rydal. A native of Baltimore, Rosenthal earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the brokerage firm of Gerstley Sunstein & Co. in 1959, which later became Prudential Securities, and is now Wachovia Securities. Rosenthal served...
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