Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
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Barb Shipon, whose enduring battle against breast cancer that metastasized throughout her body caught the attention of and admiration from fans all over the world who mailed her thousands of best wishes on her 49th (and final) birthday, died Jan. 26.
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Lois Green, 67, director of pharmacy at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, died Jan. 10. The former Lois Weinman, she was a resident of Independence Place in Center City.
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Philadelphian Howard Lassoff, whose expertise at playing basketball here and in Israel carried him to the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, died Feb. 7.
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Ralph Collier, 91, known for his smooth-as-silk voice, died Jan. 29.
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Two Israeli rabbis with ties to Phil­adelphia died within a week of each other.
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