Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775
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Florence Elaine Green of Villanova, a philanthropist whose efforts to assure comfortable and secure homes for the less fortunate of the Jewish community met with landmark results, died Nov. 7 at age 88.
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Marvin I. Block, 79, a well-respected Philadelphia attorney, died Oct. 25.
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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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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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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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