Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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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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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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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Jerome Richter, 73, a prominent local lawyer known as a master strategist by his colleagues, died Aug. 19 at his Flor­ida home. The Philadelphia native also lived in Villanova. Richter joined Blank Rome in 1969 in the litigation department and was made partner within four years. He was especially adept at dissecting the most minute details of cases and was...
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Mark Pinson, 72, an avid book collector and scholar, died Sept. 8. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to Princeton and then to Harvard, which awarded him a doctorate in Balkan history. Pinson taught at Tel Aviv University in Israel, Harvard University — where he worked at the Russian Research Center; he was...
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