Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
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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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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