Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Stuart D. Appel, a prominent landscape architect and licensed planner whose work as president and managing principal of Wells Appel was acknowledged for its groundbreaking artistry and integration of history and purpose — symbolized by the just dedicated memorial to 9/11 he designed for the city — died Sept. 20 of a heart attack while biking in Maryland. The Elkins...
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Noah Yucht, 92, a native of Poland who joined the Soviet Army during World War II to battle fascism, died Sept. 18. His was a circuitous route that led him to Philadelphia in 1951, traveling from Poland, to which he had returned in 1944, to Paris to Belgium. In Philadelphia, he was a union shop foreman, later opening a bridal...
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Ellin L. Lapp, 83, a retired teacher at Settlement Music School, died at her home in Wyncote on Aug. 28. She was the former Ellin Glickman. During her more than 25 years on the Settlement Music School faculty, Germantown Branch, Lapp founded a student recorder ensemble. In October 1994, she led the ensemble as a guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra...
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Arthur Seidel, 89, called a “legend of the Intellectual Property Bar” by Chambers USA, died Aug. 16. He resided at the Quadrangle in Haverford, Pa. Over a career spanning more than five decades, Seidel founded and led one of Philadelphia’s most respected intellectual property boutique law firms, wrote several books on patent and trademark law, and taught and trained many...
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Seymour F. (Sy) Kornblum, 93, recipient of the 2000 Maggie Kuhn Award for his advocacy for senior citizens, died Aug. 21 at the Quadrangle, a continuing care community in Haverford, Pa. Director of the Senior Adult Department for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia from 1967 until his retirement in 1987, Kornblum frequently worked with coalitions of social service...
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