Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775
Bruce Harold Greenfield, 88, a lawyer, banker, author, lecturer and civic leader, died Nov. 8 while vacationing in Huntingdon Valley. A resident of Sarasota, he was a native Philadelphian. Greenfield graduated first in his class, summa cum laude , Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science. After graduation from Yale Law School,...
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Dr. Lila Stein Kroser, 72, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, died Nov. 9 at Temple University Hospital after a brief illness. She was a resident of Boothwyn. Born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, Kroser was a longtime member and past president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. A cum laude graduate of Temple University, she earned her medical degree...
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Berl Rotfeld, 77, creator and producer of the television series "Greatest Sports Legends," died Nov. 18. He was a resident of Penn Valley. Rotfeld graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended Temple University. As a youngster, he played the classical piano. He won the Philadelphia Cultural Olympics at age 15, and started an early career as a songwriter. He had...
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Allen Sommers, 87, a public relations agent who founded one of the first such firms in Philadelphia, died Nov. 19. He was a resident of Center City. Sommers began his career as a reporter for the Evening Ledger , which he joined after graduating from Central High School in 1936. He stayed with the paper until it folded in 1942...
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Edna B. Gellman, 97, an 80-year member and benefactor of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, died Nov. 16 at her home in Jenkintown. Gellman, who endowed a trust fund to support Keneseth Israel's religious school, was an active member of Hadassah and the City of Hope for more than 50 years. When she was no longer able to travel, she listened...
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