Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Howard Alber of Haverford, an acclaimed ar­tist and educator, who hobnobbed with some of the biggest names in 20th-century art and whose love of life was reflected somewhat in the fact that he had married four times, died Oct. 17 at the age of 101. He also served as mentor to many artists, drawn to his optimistic spirit and love...
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George S. McGovern, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate who said the U.S. government sometimes “bowed to pressure” from a powerful Israel lobby, died Oct. 21. The 90-year-old statesman died in hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D. A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972, and campaigned relentlessly on a platform of...
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Arlen Specter, a lifelong squash player — he famously played even while undergoing chemo­therapy treatments — used to stake out choice territory on the court. He was, according to his partners, as aggressive in the game as he was in life. Edward. H Rosen, a friend of Specter’s since the late 1950s, recalled a game on Election Day in 1969,...
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David M. Cohn, 77, chief executive officer of Sage Financial Group, died Oct. 8. He was a resident of Blue Bell, Pa. Cohn co-founded Sage with his two sons, Alan and Stephen. Sage has received widespread recognition for its wealth management expertise and numerous accolades, including citations from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Money, CNBC, Smart...
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Selma Katz, a longtime activist on behalf of Jewish causes and concerns, died Oct. 11 at the age of 97. A New York native and graduate of New York University, Katz moved to Melrose Park more than 55 years ago with husband Lawrence, a successful industrialist who in some quarters was known affectionately as Philadelphia’s “Licorice King” when he bought...
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