Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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Jack W. Blumenfeld, a man for whom the slogan, "if he builds it they will come," was a perfect fit given all the prominent real estate projects he called his and Philadelphia's, died Aug. 5 at age 85. His many buildings dot the local landscape like a Who's Who of architecture. Among his credits is 1500 Locust Street, the Center...
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Myer Jacobs, president and CEO of a contracting company and a man whose life was also filled with bike riding and playing tennis up to his last year, died at age 93 on July 23 at Cathedral Village in Andorra, Pa. At Williard Inc., a company which contracted mechanical and electrical work before it was purchased and disbanded, Jacobs' firm...
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Michael A. Lerner, 72, former president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, retired principal and administrator for the School District of Philadelphia, died July 14 after a brief illness. Lerner graduated from Phil­adelphia's Central High School 208, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the University of Buffalo and a doctorate in education from Temple University in 1972...
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Evelyn Saltz, 98, died June 29 at Saunders House in Wynne­wood. A graduate of Temple University, Saltz was a longtime communal activist. Indeed, Saltz and her late husband, Joseph B. Saltz, collaborated on Jewish community projects throughout their married lives. Evelyn Saltz co-founded the Women's Auxiliary of Dropsie University when Joseph served as secretary of the university. Her group raised...
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Capt. Irene Wolensky, USNR (ret), 93, of Haverford, Pa., died June 22. Wolensky was raised in South Philadelphia, although she spent most of her life in Washington, D.C. She was the first in her family to graduate from college (Temple University, 1939). In 1942 she joined the newly established WAVES. During World War II, she served with the Bureau of...
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